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Southwest Airlines Gets a Break After Getting Caught Missing Inspections

On Tuesday February 24th, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that Southwest Airlines would have to ground 128 of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The reason for this grounding is a missed inspection of the standby hydraulic system. The aircraft make up almost 20% of Southwest's entire fleet. Little by little, the airline voluntarily removed the aircraft from service and have begun the necessary maintenance inspections. A plan of action was made to complete all over due checks, with most coming…