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BA plans tests after alcohol abuse

May 12, 2021

first_img Previous Article Next Article BA plans tests after alcohol abuseOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Mostof the British Airways crew suspended following a Channel 4 documentary onalcohol abuse among pilots are flying again.Theairline announced that eight of the 11 staff are now back at work. A spokesmanfor BA said two of the other crew suspended were found to have no case toanswer and one still has a case pending.Plansby the airline to introduce a random alcohol and drug-testing programme forpilots and cabin crew, which were announced following the screening of theChannel 4 programme, are due to be revealed shortly.DavidHyde, director of safety for BA, said, “Safety is paramount in BritishAirways. We have been looking for some time at the successful implementation ofrandom testing in other industries, in particular the railway and chemicalsectors. We believe it is the right way forward for us.”Aworking group has been set up and the airline has had discussions with theCivil Aviation Authority and the Department of the Environment Transport andthe Regions over its proposals. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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