Posted on: 21 February 2014 by Mark Howells
The Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition (TAMC) is to launch an investigation into reports of what it describes as “a disproportionate number of engine failures, air returns and declared emergencies” at Allegiant Air.
TAMC stated that it “immediately recognised that a comprehensive investigation into the continuing maintenance failures at Allegiant is imperative after interviewing pilots at the airline”.
TAMC stressed that it 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.