FAA plans to fine American $7.1M for alleged safety, maintenance violations

The FAA on Thursday said it plans to fine American Airlines $7.1 million for allegedly violating maintenance regulations and employee drug- and alcohol-testing procedures. American, in a statement, said it does not agree with the findings or the characterization of its actions. Executives plan to meet with FAA officials to discuss the fines. The alleged problems reportedly are considered to be related to maintenance oversight issues, rather than to any aviation safety risk.

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