AA rebuffs FAA fines proposal

American Airlines has
issued a statement about the proposed fines announced by
the FAA.It reads:

“American Airlines recently received individual notices of the proposed
civil penalties from the FAA. We do not agree with the FAA’s findings and
characterizations of American’s action in these cases. We believe the
proposed penalties are excessive.

  “In accordance with FAA procedures for handling these matters we have
requested to meet with the FAA after we have had time to thoroughly review
their findings, so that we may discuss the issues. Since these matters are
ongoing with the FAA, we will not have any further comment at this time.”