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FAA proposes $57,400 fine against Alaska Airlines

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 25, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $57,400 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines of Seattle, Wash., for alleged drug and alcohol testing violations.
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The FAA alleges Alaska transferred four employees into safety-sensitive functions in January 2018 but failed to initially include them in the company’s random drug and alcohol testing pool.

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Three of the employees performed aircraft maintenance duties and one served as a ground security coordinator. All four performed safety-sensitive duties when they were not included in the drug and alcohol testing pool, the FAA alleges.

Alaska has asked to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.