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The pilots had to fly out of Glasgow, Scotland, to Newark, New Jersey; the reaction of Kyle Bailey, a former FAA safety team representative.
United Airlines has adopted its alcohol policy for pilots, requiring that they refrain from drinking alcohol for a period of up to 12 hours prior to reporting for duty, the carrier has confirmed to Fox News.
The previous guidelines stipulated that the pilots have had their last alcoholic drink, by no later than 8 hours before you can get to work. The new policy was on August 10, Did and said.
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It is not clear when, exactly, the airline has made the decision to update the rule, however, the news of the change was confirmed just over a week after two u.s. airmen were arrested for the alleged failure of a breath test prior to the race.
Their flight is scheduled to depart from Glasgow Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport on Aug. 3, which was canceled after the arrests.
The two american pilots, were arrested after allegedly failing a breath test at the Glasgow Airport on Aug. 3.
The following week, a United pilot, Glendon Harvey, 61, has been formally charged in Scotland to the court in excess of the legal alcohol limit prior to a flight. The 45-year-old co-pilot, was not charged Tuesday.
A representative for the United were not in a position to comment on the pilots ‘ current work situations to the operator.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, which refer to the Code of Federal Regulations, to say that a pilot tries to flee the scene of an aircraft have to wait up to a minimum of 8 hours, but a more conservative approach is to wait 24 hours from their last use of alcohol before flying.” However, the FAA also warns pilots to take into account the effects of a hangover, and common sense.”
Federal regulations prohibit a member of the crew of a civil aircraft within 8 hours after the consumption of alcohol.
In similar headlines, on Aug. 3, an Air Wisconsin flight attendant, was released from an Indiana jail for allegedly drunk while operating a United Express flight, a branch of United Airlines.
Charging documents detail that the woman’s erratic behavior during the trip, several passengers to feel “afraid for their lives” during the flight from Chicago to South Bend, Ind.
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Fox News’ David Aaro and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.