A European task force’s suggestion to consider drug and alcohol testing programs for safety-sensitive employees, such as aircraft mechanics, would likely face opposition from organizations that have strongly rejected similar efforts by the FAA for U.S.-approved repair stations. Among the report’s six recommendations is random drug and alcohol testing for pilots. Tasked with exploring changes to airline employee oversight in the aftermath of March’s Germanwings disaster, ...


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