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American Airlines.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(Brief article)

American Airlines said $7.1 million in civil penalties for alleged safety violations proposed in August by US FAA are "excessive." The agency claimed that AA "used the wrong provisions of its MEL" to return two MD-83 aircraft to service in violation of FAA regulations. The agency also claimed AA had "deficiencies" in its drug and alcohol testing program and failed to make "timely inspections" of emergency escape path lighting systems. …

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