ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

FAA Seeks Civil Penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
November 13, 2012 - FAA is proposing $246,450 civil penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary HRT for allegedly failing to conduct requisite drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before transferring/hiring 12 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work. Additional allegations cover failure to include 6 individuals in random drug and alcohol testing pool; failure to administer return-to-duty drug test to one employee; and use of expired intoximeter bottle.

FAA Seeks $246,450 Civil Penalty Against Woodward, Inc.

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC, 20591

Press release date: October 23, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $246,450 against Woodward, Inc., a Santa Clarita, Calif.-based aircraft repair station, and its subsidiary HRT for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The FAA alleges Woodward HRT failed to conduct required drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before transferring or hiring 12 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work.

The FAA also alleges the company failed to include six individuals in its random drug and alcohol testing pool.

Other alleged violations include failing to administer a return-to-duty drug test to one employee after he completed a substance abuse treatment program. The company’s testing firm also allegedly used an expired intoximeter bottle to perform calibration checks on a breath-testing device.

The FAA discovered the alleged violations during an inspection of Woodward’s required drug and alcohol testing program April 9-13, 2012. The alleged violations took place between August 2010 and March 2012.

Woodward, Inc. has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.

Subscribe to FAA updates on Twitter (
Get daily updates from FAA on Facebook (
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
FAA Announces New York UAS Test Site Now Operational
FAA Proposes $110,000 Civil Penalty Against Air Evac EMS Inc.
FAA Proposes $428,000 Civil Penalty against Air Methods Corporation
FAA Awards Environmental Grant to Portland
FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address