Office of Special Counsel criticizes Southwest Airlines and the FAA

Office of Special Counsel (Washington) stated yesterday (March 18) Southwest Airlines failed to complete certain required maintenance involving rivets around the window frames of 55 of its Boeing 737 aircraft, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing the counsel’s documents.

Southwest voluntarily disclosed the information to a senior FAA inspector who was also a supervisor in the local office charged with overseeing the airline, the Journal stated.

Read the full report in Reuters: