Precision Aviation Faces $75k Penalty Over Drug Testing

The FAA has proposed a $74,553 civil penalty against Gardner Aviation, which trades as Precision Aviation Services, for violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The regulator alleges that the MRO company failed to conduct drug tests prior to hiring six people to perform safety-sensitive tasks.

One of the employees subsequently tested positive for amphetamines, with the FAA claiming that the mechanic was allowed to work on two aircraft without proper evaluation or the completion of the required return-to-work process following a positive drug test.

It is also alleged that Gardner did not request information from 12 employees about previous positive drug or alcohol tests or refusals to be tested.

In response, Gardner has requested additional information from the FAA.

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