Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Southwest Airlines Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Southwest Airlines
Penalty: 
$2,800,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
December 21, 2015
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
aviation safety violation
Violation Description: 

Southwest Airlines Co. settled a lawsuit involving allegations that it violated Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations in its maintenance of its Boeing 737s. The settlement required operational changes by Southwest designed to enhance its oversight of and control over third parties that perform maintenance on Southwest aircraft. Southwest also agreed to pay a $2.8 million civil penalty and up to $5.5 million in deferred civil penalties if it does not implement the operational changes set forth in the settlement agreement.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Aviation Administration referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
airlines
Specific Industry of Parent: 
airlines
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Parent company note: 
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