American Eagle Faces $60k FAA Penalty

Regional carrier American Eagle Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is facing a $60,000 penalty for failing to follow proper de-icing procedures.

Regional carrier American Eagle Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is facing a $60,000 penalty for failing to follow proper de-icing procedures.

According to the FAA, American Eagle’s contractor Worldwide Flight Services allowed five staff who were not properly trained or qualified to apply de-icing fluids to 12 aircraft.

The incidents occurred on six days in November and December 2013 at Sioux Falls Airport in South Dakota.

The airline will meet the regulator in October to discuss the allegations.

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