Local & Regional
4:18 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Fines for AA?

Tulsa, OK – American Airlines could face a fine in the ballpark of $10 million for safety violations involving wiring in its large MD-80 fleet, according to a government official familiar with the nearly completed federal investigation. While the Federal Aviation Administration hasn't decided what fine to propose in the probe expected to wrap up in mid-March, there is sentiment to top the record $10.2 million against Southwest Airlines in March 2008, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss publicly the two-year investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.