FAA yesterday proposed a $300,000 fine against American Airlines for an MD-82 maintenance violation, adding to the company's bill that already features a $787,500 penalty levied last week and $5.4 million in proposed fines against American Eagle Airlines (ATWOnline, March 15). The latest violation concerned five flights operated improperly during a period of deferred maintenance on an MD-82 pitot probe heater.

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