Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
American Airlines
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol AAL)
Headquartered in: 
Texas
Major Industry: 
airlines
Specific Industry: 
airlines
Penalty total since 2000: 
$194,287,479
Number of records: 
806
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$111,599,092758
employment-related offenses$48,225,44812
government-contracting-related offenses$22,100,0001
consumer-protection-related offenses$9,075,00027
miscellaneous offenses$3,000,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
aviation safety violation$110,778,944700
benefit plan administrator violation$32,200,0003
False Claims Act and related$22,100,0001
employment discrimination$15,995,1057
aviation consumer protection violation$9,075,00027
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $27,000,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $24,000,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $24,000,000
American Airlines Inc. False Claims Act and related 2019 DOJ_CIVIL $22,100,000
American Airlines Inc benefit plan administrator violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $22,000,000
American Airlines and Envoy Air employment discrimination 2017 EEOC $9,800,000
US Airways Inc. aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $5,400,000
US Airways Group benefit plan administrator violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $5,250,000
American Airlines, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $4,950,000
American Airlines Inc. civil contempt 2004 DOJ_ANTITRUST $3,000,000
Trans World Airlines, Inc. employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $2,600,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $2,500,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $2,500,000
American Airlines aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $2,500,000
American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $1,600,000
American Airlines employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $1,238,333
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $1,200,000
American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $1,200,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2003 FAA $1,028,329
American Airlines employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2019 ACPD $1,000,000
American Airlines aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $1,000,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $999,000
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $900,000
American Eagle Airlines aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $900,000
America West Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2004 ACPD $850,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES, INC aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $800,000
American Airlines aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $698,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $605,000
EXECUTIVE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $600,000
American Airlines Inc. employment discrimination 2008 DOJ_CIVIL $560,772
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $550,000
American Airlines employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $500,000
US Airways aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $395,850
US Airways aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $354,500
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $325,000
American Airlines employment discrimination 2019 OFCCP $296,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $280,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $275,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $250,000
American Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2017 ACPD $250,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $225,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $215,000
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $200,000
Trans World Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $200,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $175,000
American Airlines aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $170,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $150,000
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2006 ACPD $150,000
America West Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $150,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $147,250
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2003 FAA $145,000
AMERICA WEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $143,000
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2009 ACPD $140,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2003 FAA $135,000
EAGLE AVIATION SERVICES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $135,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $131,000
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $120,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $115,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $100,000
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2008 ACPD $100,000
AMERICA WEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $98,500
EXECUTIVE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $95,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $95,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $95,000
US AIRWAYS environmental violation 2000 EPA $95,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $80,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $75,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $75,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $75,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $75,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $75,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $70,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $70,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $70,000
US Airways, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2009 ACPD $70,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $65,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $65,000
American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $65,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $60,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $60,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $60,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $60,000
EXECUTIVE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $60,000
American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $60,000
American Eagle Airlines aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $60,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $55,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $55,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $55,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $55,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $55,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2003 FAA $52,500
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $51,000
US AIRWAYS INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $50,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $50,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $50,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $50,000
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