Audit slams US safety oversight of Southwest Airlines

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2020/02/13 | 445 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | AIR TRANSPORT

The Federal Aviation Administration's lax oversight allowed Southwest Airlines to put millions of passengers at risk, according to a new audit that adds to scrutiny of the US regulator.The audit shows the FAA, already facing questions for its certification of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, permitted domestic-focused Southwest to operate planes purchased from other carriers in an "unknown airworthiness state."Southwest operated more than 150,000 flights that did not meet US standards, the FAA's...(…)

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