U.S. mulls drug testing for aircraft repairers overseas

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Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:46 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation regulator is considering requiring drug and alcohol testing of workers maintaining aircraft operated by U.S. air carriers in facilities located outside the United States.

The Federal Aviation Administration sought comments on its proposed rule in a Federal Register notice on Thursday.

The FAA's present drug and alcohol testing regulations do not extend to companies or individuals who perform sensitive functions, including preventive maintenance on aircraft, outside the United States.

(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Sandra Maler)