The American airline Southwest Airlines temporarily grounded 130 of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This happened due to discrepancies in the data around the weight of the devices.
The weight data of the aircraft are important for determining the number of passengers and the amount of fuel that can be safely transported. The weight also affects the amount of cargo that can be carried and the safe balancing.
At the beginning of this year, the US aviation authority FAA Southwest was already on the receiving end because of weight violations on tens of thousands of flights. The FAA, for its part, was also corrected once because the authority had failed in its approach to Southwest non-compliance.
Southwest says it’s a precaution now. The temporary measure will cause some delays or cancellations. But according to Southwest, the impact is minimal.
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