Allegiant Faces $266k Penalty Over Drug Tests

The FAA has proposed a $266,375 civil penalty against Las Vegas-based carrier Allegiant Air for failing to conduct random drug and alcohol tests on 25 of its employees.

The FAA has proposed a $266,375 civil penalty against Las Vegas-based carrier Allegiant Air for failing to conduct random drug and alcohol tests on 25 of its employees.

According to the regulator, the staff in question were hired or transferred into safety sensitive positions, with 11 performing “safety-sensitive duties”, when they were not included in the random test pools.

In addition, the FAA alleges that further follow-up tests for employees following previous positive drug test results were not directly observed as required.

A meeting has been scheduled between the FAA and Allegiant for mid-June to discuss the allegations.

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