Southwest Airlines is temporarily grounding 130 Boeing 737-800.

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Southwest Airlines reported that it temporarily grounded 130 Boeing 737-800 aircraft after discovering 75-pound discrepancies in the aircraft’s weight data.

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“As a precaution, we have temporarily stopped flying the respective aircraft to enter the correct weights of the aircraft in question into the system and restart the program,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline indicated that the temporary cessation of flights by these aircraft would cause some delays or cancellations; however, they anticipate that the impact on their operations will be minimal.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported in January that it was seeking to fine Southwest $3.92 million for alleged weight violations on 21,505 flights on 44 aircraft between May 1, 2018 and August 9, 2018.

A February report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General said the FAA violated its own guidelines by addressing Southwest’s failure to comply.

The report indicated that from early 2018 through August 2019, the FAA allowed Southwest Airlines to continue to report inaccurate and non-compliant weight and balance data based on the airline’s risk determination.

The FAA told the Inspector General’s office in January that it had been monitoring the airline’s weight and balance program and continues to oversee the implementation of corrective actions.

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