Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks

Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checksThe proposed inspections would have cost $ 170 per engine for two hours of labor, for a total bill to U.S. carriers of $ 37,400, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in its August 2017 proposal, citing the engine manufacturer. The documents reveal that airlines including Southwest thought the FAA had “vastly understated” the number of engines that would need to be inspected – and therefore the cost. The documents are part of the public record on the FAA’s initial proposal for inspections and the response from airlines made in October, within the designated comment period.



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