27-Aug-2010 9:13 AM

FAA proposes USD24.2m civil penalty against American Airlines

US Federal Aviation Administration proposed (26-Aug-2010) a USD24.2 million civil penalty against American Airlines for failing to correctly follow an Airworthiness Directive involving the maintenance of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft. This civil penalty is the largest ever proposed by the FAA. The FAA subsequently determined that 286 of the airline’s MD-80s were operated on a combined 14,278 passenger flights while the aircraft were not in compliance with federal regulations. [more]