For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 28-00
December 11, 2000
Contact: Roland Herwig, John Clabes
Phone: (405) 954-7500

FORT WORTH — The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to assess a $84,500 fine against Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., doing business as Aeromexico, for aircraft maintenance record keeping violations on three U.S.-registered aircraft.

The FAA alleges that on one aircraft deferred maintenance was not properly recorded in accordance with Aeromexico's general maintenance manual. In another instance, removal and replacement of an engine was not properly certified and an inoperative auxiliary power unit was not entered in the aircraft's log book for four flights, in excess of a three-flight limitation.

The FAA also alleges that during a ramp check in Mexico City, FAA inspectors found discrepancies that were not recorded in the aircraft's log book for at least one round trip flight.

Aeromexico has 30 days from receipt of the enforcement letter to respond to the agency. Announcement of the proposed civil penalty is made in accordance with FAA's policy of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions in cases that involve penalties of $50,000 or more.