Southwest Airlines Grounds Planes

Written by on March 2, 2015

Southwest Airlines Co said on Friday it has finished inspecting 115 of 128 planes that it briefly pulled out of service on Tuesday when it discovered maintenance checks were overdue, and it expects to complete the rest this weekend.

The Dallas-based carrier said the inspections, focused on the backup hydraulic systems of its Boeing Co 737-700 aircraft, have not resulted in additional repairs.

Southwest voluntarily removed the aircraft from service and disclosed the matter on Tuesday to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which then said it could operate the aircraft for a maximum five days while it completed the checks. For more info, click here.

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