Singapore's Air Navigation Order has stiff penalties to deal with pilots found guilty of alcohol, drug abuse

A Singapore Airlines flight from Melbourne to Wellington, New Zealand, was cancelled because a pilot failed an alcohol test on Sept 15, 2018.
A Singapore Airlines flight from Melbourne to Wellington, New Zealand, was cancelled because a pilot failed an alcohol test on Sept 15, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The penalties are stiff for pilots who turn up for work under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other psychoactive substances that can impact their ability to operate safely.

Not only do they risk losing their jobs, the offence - under Singapore's Air Navigation Order - also carries a maximum penalty of a fine of up to $100,000 and five years in jail.

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