The FAA cites MD-80 maintenance issues that caused thousands of cancellations in proposing a...

|By:, SA News Editor

The FAA cites MD-80 maintenance issues that caused thousands of cancellations in proposing a $24.2M fine on American Airlines (AMR). The agency says AMR failed to prevent chafing electrical wires in the wheel wells of the jets that could have led to fires and fuel explosions; the airline says passenger safety was never threatened.