DOT: The FAA Failed On Southwest Oversight

In a stinging report, the DOT has criticized the FAA for lax oversight of Southwest Airlines, saying, in part, that the agency accepted Southwest’s justification that “issues identified were low safety risks.” As a result, the DOT’s Office...

DOT: The FAA Failed On Southwest Oversight

In a stinging report, the DOT has criticized the FAA for lax oversight of Southwest Airlines, saying, in part, that the agency accepted Southwest’s justification that “issues identified were low safety risks.” As a result, the DOT’s Office of Inspector General said in a report today that Southwest “operates aircraft in an unknown airworthiness state, […]

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