Plans for random alcohol tests for pilots departing Singapore

Pilots at Changi Airport. CAAS said that random alcohol testing for pilots will be done discreetly and away from the public eye.
Pilots at Changi Airport. CAAS said that random alcohol testing for pilots will be done discreetly and away from the public eye.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore is getting tough on pilots who drink and fly, with plans for random alcohol testing from next month. The Sunday Times understands this will affect all departing pilots, including those from foreign airlines.

Those caught exceeding the alcohol limit stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), even if they are first-time offenders, could be fined and jailed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Plans for random alcohol tests for pilots departing Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe