Southwest's newly acquired 737s could be grounded due to lack of documentation

Dallas, Texas - The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency and a U.S. Senate committee warn Southwest Airlines for 38 Boeing 737 jets that lack of required safety and maintenance documentation.

According to a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration, more than three dozen Boeing 737 jets from Southwest Airlines could be grounded due to the lack of proper documentation.

If the FAA’s concerns are not adequately addressed, the FAA may exercise remedies up to and including grounding the aircraft

until Southwest complies, the letter said.

According to our fleet data, Southwest acquired these planes from 16 foreign operators.

The FAA wants Southwest Airlines to draft issues the planes encountered such as bird strikes, hard landings, and engine failures immediately.

Southwest said that it had only 50 employees to examine 63,000 documents in 15 languages.