FAA Seeks $142,750 Civil Penalty Against GoJet Airlines

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a civil penalty of $142,750 against GoJet Airlines, LLC of Bridgeton, Mo., for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.

On Dec. 2, 2013, the FAA conducted an inspection of GoJet’s Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program. The FAA alleges that inspectors discovered GoJet allowed six employees to perform safety-sensitive jobs without being included in the company’s random drug and alcohol testing pool as required by federal regulations. The employees included four pilot trainees and two aircraft dispatcher trainees.

Additionally, the FAA alleges that two employees selected for random drug and alcohol testing were given drug but not alcohol tests, which violates federal regulations.

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