FAA delays drug-testing rule; ARSA continues lawsuit

 - September 19, 2006, 1:24 PM

The FAA has put its proposed expansion of the drug and alcohol testing program on the back burner for six months, canceling the April 10 compliance date. The new implementation date is slated for October 10. Meanwhile, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) continues to press a federal court challenge to prevent the proposed changes, saying they are an “unnecessary burden with no safety-related benefit.”