Taiwan to require alcohol tests for all of its pilots: CAA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/21
By: Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Every pilot working for Taiwanese airlines will have to take an alcohol test before flying starting early June, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said on Friday.

The new regulation affects over 2,800 pilots, including those in Taiwan’s general civil aviation transportation sector, as well as those working in common aviation industries and at local flying schools, the agency said.

Currently, Taiwan’s aviation companies perform alcohol tests only on about 30 percent of their pilots, according to the CAA.    [FULL  STORY]

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