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FAA proposes $55,125 civil penalty against helicopter company.

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March 10, 2014 - FAA is proposing $55,125 civil penalty against Whirlybird Helicopters LLC of Ogden, UT, for allegedly violating DOT's drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges Whirlybird failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests on 8 employees prior to their being hired to perform safety-sensitive functions on company’s helicopters, which it uses in commercial air tour operations. Agency also alleges 3 of these employees were not in Whirlybird’s random testing pool as required by DOT regulations.

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FAA Proposes $55,125 Civil Penalty against Utah-Based Whirlybird Helicopters

Press release date: March 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $55,125 civil penalty against Whirlybird Helicopters, LLC of Ogden, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT’s drug and alcohol testing regulations.
                                                                                                     
The FAA alleges Whirlybird failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests on eight employees prior to their being hired to perform safety-sensitive functions on the company’s helicopters, which it uses in commercial air tour operations.  Further, the agency alleges three of these employees were not in Whirlybird’s random testing pool as required by DOT regulations.

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

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