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JAL to introduce breathlyser system at airports after drunk pilot arrest

Japan Airlines has announced that it will be installing breathalyser systems in certain airports abroad after one the airline’s pilots was arrested at London Heathrow Airport drunk.

The airline pilot, Katsutoshi Jitsukawa was arrested last month after he was found to be nine times over the legal limit.

There is currently no law in Japan that states restrictions on alcohol consumption for pilots.

As the BBC reported, it is up to the airlines to impose rules and regulate the behavior of its pilots.

The airline had reported that the pilot had ‘cheated’ a test in the past and had to regularly hide his over-consumption of alcohol.

The systems will be implemented at airports overseas from November 19. Japan Airlines is also to ban pilots from consuming alcohol 24 hours prior to the departure of flights.