24 February 2014
The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition said it will launch an investigation into reports of a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies at Allegiant Air.
TAMC said it 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. Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents workers throughout the airline industry in every craft and class. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.