Japan Airlines will tighten the rules on the use of alcohol by pilots. The reason for the change is the arrest of a drunken airline pilot at London Heathrow last month.
Japanese airlines are now to ensure that every Japan Airlines pilot will conduct a breath test at every airport outside of Japan. These tests are already carried out in Japan.
According to the airlines since 2017, there were 19 cases in which the pilot did not pass the alcohol test in the company. This caused twelve delayed flights.
Japanese law does not specify how many alcohol pilots can consume, airlines can decide for themselves.
Japanese pilot with almost ten times the amount of alcohol permitted in the blood
At the end of October, the drunken second pilot of the airline was arrested in London Heathrow. After the alcohol test, the 42-year-old man had 189 milligrams of blood in his blood for 100 millimeters of blood. The maximum admissible amount of Japan Airlines is 20 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood.
The second pilot found out that he had consumed too much alcohol and had cheated during the alcohol test. He breathed too little air into the breath test and did so at a distance from the pilots who had to supervise the test.
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