Two Canadian pilots charged with being impaired by alcohol as they boarded and prepared to fly a Air Transat Airbus A310 aircraft with some 250 passengers and crew from Scotland to Toronto - have now been released on bail.
Although both were remanded in custody at Paisley Sheriff Court last week, earlier today the two pilots were granted granted bail but the Sherriff Court ordered them to surrender their passports.
Air Transat announced earlier that both pilots had been suspended, while an internal investigation was carried out.
Mr Perreault, of Ontario, and Mr Syed, from Toronto, were held at Glasgow Airport on Monday last week.
The men were remanded in custody when they first appeared, charged under section 93 of the Railway and Transport Safety Act, which covers alcohol and drug limits in aviation.
Section 93 of the Railway and Transport Safety Act 2003 states:
"A person commits an offence if he performs an aviation function at a time when the proportion of alcohol in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit, or he carries out an activity which is ancillary to an aviation function at a time when the proportion of alcohol in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit."
The limit of alcohol (for pilots) in the case of breath is nine microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres, according to the Act.
Source: BBC News, CNS, CBC
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