FAA Proposes $90K Against Woods Aviation LLC., for Alleged Drug and Alcohol Testing Violations

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $90,000 civil penalty against Woods Aviation for alleged drug and alcohol testing violations.

The FAA alleges that the company transferred an employee to a safety-sensitive position and permitted the employee to perform safety-sensitive functions before receiving verified and negative drug test results.

In addition, the FAA alleges that Woods Aviation allowed three non safety-sensitive employees to perform safety-sensitive duties when they were not subjected to drug and alcohol testing.

The FAA further alleges that six of its newly hired safety-sensitive employees were excluded from the required random drug and alcohol testing pool due to its failure to timely establish a random drug and alcohol pool.

Woods Aviation has 30 days to respond to the FAA.