(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) announced today that it will launch an investigation into reports of a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies at Allegiant Air. TAMC immediately recognized that a comprehensive investigation into the continuing maintenance failures at Allegiant is imperative after interviewing pilots at the airline.
TAMC is determined to find the root cause of these maintenance failures regardless of where the investigation may lead. The immediate concern is to identify the underlying cause of these incidents and to offer suggestions to mitigate this unacceptable situation before one of these incidents claims the lives of passengers.
TAMC was established by the Teamsters Airline Division in 2007 to advance and protect the interests of all aviation mechanics and related workers throughout the industry. TAMC is committed to the continued improvement of aviation safety and places great emphasis on maintenance safety issues that affect the mechanics and related craft, the industry and the public.
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