Servisair Facing Second FAA Penalty This Year for Drug and Alcohol Testing Violations

Servisair Facing Second FAA Penalty This Year for Drug and Alcohol Testing Violations
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September 8, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $173,500 civil penalty against Servisair LLC for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The FAA alleges that Servisair, an aircraft ground handling company that operates at 175 airports worldwide, failed to include 10 of its safety-sensitive employees in required random drug and alcohol testing pools during several months in 2013.

Three of the employees performed safety-sensitive functions a total of 24 times while not in the random pool, according to the FAA.

The FAA further alleges that Servisair should have conducted 19 random drug tests in 2013, but only conducted eight.

This is the second time this year that Servisair has been penalized for violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The FAA says that Servisair is scheduled to meet with the agency in October to discuss the most recent violations.