FAA Fines American $1.5 Million

Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration today fined American Airlines $1.5 million for a variety of aircraft maintenance violations. It was by far the largest fine ever levied by the government against an airline, the agency said.

The penalties against American, the nation’s largest airline, stem from violations involving maintenance conducted by the airline, including instances of work being improperly postponed as well as improper procedures for monitoring maintenance work, the FAA said.