For Immediate Release

October 23, 2012
Contact: Paul Turk or Laura Brown
Phone: (202) 267-3883

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $205,250 against Circor Aerospace, Inc., a Sylmar, Calif.-based aircraft repair station, for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations.  

The FAA alleges Circor failed to conduct required pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before hiring 29 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work.

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

The FAA discovered the alleged violations during a December 2011 inspection of Circor’s antidrug and alcohol misuse prevention program.  The alleged violations took place between September 2010 and December 2011.

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