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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FAA Seeks Fines Against MRO Companies

FAA is seeking civil penalties against several aircraft repair stations for allegedly violating its drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The agency is seeking a $205,250 penalty against Circor Aerospace, a Sylmar, Calif.-based aircraft repair station; $359,350 penalty against GKN Chem-Tronics, an El Cajon, Calif.-based aircraft repair station; $246,450 fine against Woodward, a Santa Clarita, Calif.-based aircraft repair station.

According to FAA, all three companies failed to conduct required required drug test prior to hiring technicians to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work.

All three companies have 30 days from the receipt of FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the proposed civil penalties.

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