Regionals Update: American Eagle faces more fines from FAA
The FAA has proposed levying a $1 million fine against American Eagle for failing to comply with the company’s oil-consumption monitoring program. The offenses involved nine Saab 340Bs, whose oil levels the airline failed to properly check daily between May 1 and Aug. 24, 1998. During that period, Eagle pilots aborted 11 takeoffs due to low engine oil pressure. This latest proposal comes just a month after the FAA proposed a separate $900,000 penalty against the airline for hazardous material violations. In that case, the agency alleged that Eagle transported an oxygen generator as cargo aboard a passenger flight in 2000. It also claims that Eagle improperly offered oxygen generators to Federal Express for shipment on seven separate occasions.