Safety while flying is our top concern when choosing our flights and the carriers on which we’ll fly.
Reading the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) pre-2012 filings against AMR, the parent corporation of American Airlines, sent shivers down our backs.
$162.4 million dollars may be assessed in penalties for failure to comply with maintenance directives – including wiring updates and modifications to the strut and wing structure of some of its aircraft.
American Airlines, Eagle Aviation Service, and Executive Airlines, operating as American Eagle, are specifically named in the claim.
While American Airlines maintains it did nothing to place its passengers, staff and aircraft at risk, the question remains – with choices available in air travel, are you going to feel more comfortable flying with a company that actively maintains its planes and keeps up with the latest upgrades and modifications, or one that doesn’t.