FAA Proposes $170,000 Civil Penalty For Pemco World Air Services

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $170,000 civil penalty against Pemco World Air Services of Dothan, Ala., for allegedly failing to administer pre-employment drug tests for two individuals the company hired for safety-sensitive positions.

The FAA also cited Pemco for failing to carry out required follow-up drug or alcohol testing on eight individuals reinstated after completing return-to-duty training during 2008. In all, the company failed to carry out 24 required follow-up tests. Failing to administer the pre-employment and reinstatement tests are violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

The FAA inspected Pemco’s pre-employment test program three times, and each time the FAA determined it had not complied with the requirements. Those findings resulted in proposed civil penalties.

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