Thursday, September 1, 2016

Allegiant Air gets scrutiny on safety issues

Posted By on Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 1:42 PM

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This is a big project by the Washington Post on low-cost air carrier, Allegiant Air, which has served Little Rock with routes to tourist destinations.

The airline is profitable ....

But observers with various interests and viewpoints are asking whether Allegiant has pursued fast growth and financial success at the expense of other considerations.

Unwanted attention has come from federal regulators worried about safety, investors betting against the stock, a pilots union concerned about maintenance, and corporate governance experts who fault the airline’s cozy board of directors for not doing more to head off problems.

Some interesting details on safety records. Example:

In less than a year, a single Allegiant MD-88 had almost as many incidents as the entire Delta fleet of MD-88s, FAA records show. 

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