Erwin v. Federal Aviation Administration, No. 20-1443 (D.C. Cir. 2021)Annotate this Case
The DC Circuit remanded to the FAA for it to consider the evidence petitioner provided and to make the explicit "why and wherefore" of its action. In this case, after petitioner, a commercial airline pilot with a diagnosed alcohol dependence, tested positive for alcohol, the FAA withdrew his medical certification required for flight. Petitioner requested reconsideration of the FAA's decision with documentation to demonstrate that the positive test was due to unknowing exposure to alcohol.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on January 14, 2022.