FAA Seeks Up To $163M In Safety Penalties Against AMR

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking up to $162.5 million in civil penalties from bankrupt AMR Corp. in connection with pending safety probes of its American Airlines Inc. and American Eagle Airlines Inc. units, the agency said Tuesday.

The agency filed four proofs of claim in New York bankruptcy court on July 12 "to protect the interests of U.S. taxpayers," it said in a statement. It is exploring proposed and potential civil penalties against the company related to ongoing enforcement cases against the airlines.

The $162.5...
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