FAA seeks $550,000 penalty against AMR carrier

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FAA seeks $550,000 penalty against AMR carrier

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FAA seeks $550,000 penalty against AMR carrier
The Associated Press
March 30, 2011

WASHINGTON

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that it is proposing a $550,000 civil penalty against Executive Airlines Inc., a Puerto Rico-based unit of AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines.

The FAA claims the airline flew two of its ATR-72 turboprops on at least 35 flights after going too many hours without a re-inspection of their ailerons, the moving panels on the wings that help a plane turn.

The FAA says the violations happened between June 13 and June 19, 2009.

Executive Air flies under the name American Eagle in the Caribbean. It has 30 days to respond to the FAA enforcement letter.

Spokesman Ed Martelle said the company would meet with the FAA to talk about the proposed penalty.

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