Today we poked a little fun at 4/20 but getting you there safely is a promise we take very seriously. With that in mind we wanted to share a bit more about the airline industry and Hawkair with respect to safety and specifically substance use.
Transport Canada and Hawkair have a zero tolerance policy with respect to operating an aircraft under the influence. There are no acceptable levels of alcohol or substances that cause impairment allowed. Safety sensitive positions at Hawkair are subject to our substance policy that includes testing. We also recognize the effect fatigue can have on crew members and have policies around this to ensure safe operations.
At Hawkair we keep up to date on the latest research and are proactive in discussing the research, regulations, laws and policies with researchers, regulatory bodies, law enforcement and legal experts. The last lines of defence are the professionals who fly and whom we trust to perform. Having robust systems, cultures and programs that are constantly evolving is critical to keeping our industry safe.
So while we had some fun today, our promise to our guests, to each other and to our families is: We get you there safely.