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FAA proposes $1.1 Million civil penalty against Aviation Technical Services
12 September 2011

FAA proposes $1.1 Million civil penalty against Aviation Technical Services

12 September 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against Aviation Technical Services, Inc. (ATS), of Everett, Wash., for allegedly making improper repairs to 44 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300s. The FAA alleges that ATS failed to accomplish all the work required by three FAA airworthiness directives calling for five repetitive inspections and […]

FAA will mandate inspections for early models of 737 aircraft

5 April 2011

The U.S. FAA issues an emergency directive that will require operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. This action will initially apply to a total of approximately 175 aircraft worldwide, 80 of which are U.S.-registered aircraft. Most of the aircraft in the U.S. are operated […]

Cracks found on three Southwest 737’s; Boeing planes Serice Bulletin

4 April 2011

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided an update regarding the continuing investigation into the mid-air rupture of the fuselage skin on Southwest Airlines flight 812 that occurred on Friday, April 1st. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Yuma, Arizona. On April 3, mechanics from Southwest Airlines, under the supervision of NTSB investigators, […]