FAA Proposes Drug And Alcohol Tests For Personnel Outside The US

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it is seeking comments on an ‘Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’ (ANPRM) that would require drug and alcohol testing of maintenance personnel who work on aircraft operated by US air carriers in facilities outside the United States. The FAA said the testing programme would have to meet FAA standards and be consistent with the applicable laws of the country where the repair station is located. The FAA’s drug and alcohol testing regulations do not currently extend to companies or individuals who perform safety-sensitive functions, including aircraft and preventive maintenance, outside the US. The FAA's action responds to a mandate in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

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