Southwest Won't Pay $10M FAA Fine On Time: Report

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Southwest Airlines Co. will reportedly not be paying a $10.2 million Federal Aviation Administration fine for safety violations by the Friday deadline set by the agency.

A Southwest representative told Reuters on Wednesday that the company “just let (the FAA) know that we would not be paying a fine by the 29th and that we wanted to have additional discussions.”

Failure to pay the fine, imposed March 6 for Southwest's alleged failure to comply with a Sept. 8, 2004, Airworthiness Directive, could possibly set the stage...
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