Aircraft Ground Handling Company Servisair Facing Civil Penalty from FAA
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March 09, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $105,500 civil penalty against Servisair LLC for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The FAA alleges that Servisair, an aircraft ground handling company that operates at 175 airports worldwide, failed to administer drug and alcohol tests to the minimum required percentage of employees in 2013.

The FAA further alleges that the company failed to add five employees to its random testing pool for weeks or months after they completed their ground coordinator training.

Additionally, the FAA alleges that Servisair failed to distribute its drug-use policy, and failed to display and distribute educational material and an employee assistance hotline number following a move to a new terminal.

Servisair is a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd.

The company has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's civil penalty letter to respond to the agency.