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Southwest shifts blame for cracks to Boeing

Southwest Airlines Co. expected to have nearly all of its grounded planes back in the air by late Tuesday after checking them for microscopic cracks in the aluminum skin. That will do wonders for Southwest’s schedule, which was plagued by ...

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Allegedly asleep air traffic controller is suspended

WASHINGTON — Authorities have suspended a control tower supervisor working alone overnight who couldn’t be roused to guide two airliners landing at Washington’s Reagan airport, the nation’s top aviation official said Thursday. “As a former airline pilot, I am personally ...

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Watchdog: $161 million in airport grants improper

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t follow rules or made errors two years ago when awarding $161 million to airports for improvement projects. The Transportation Department’s inspector general’s office released a report Friday that says ...

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