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FAA investigating Allegiant Air ahead of schedule

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VIENNA, Ohio (WYTV) – The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a detailed inspection of Allegiant Air nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Allegiant is the largest airline serving the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Over the past several months, the low-cost airline has had dozens of emergency landings and even more canceled and delayed flights.

The FAA normally does inspections of every airline’s operations every five years, but Allegiant’s was moved up by nearly two years because of the issues.

The FAA sent a statement on the inspection:

The FAA is conducting a routine National Certificate Holder Evaluation of Allegiant Air. We do these on each U.S.-certificated airline every five years. We moved up the date for Allegiant’s evaluation from 2018 to 2016 to ensure that work the carrier is doing to address various internal issues has resulted in the desired improvements. We expect to have the evaluation done by late June.

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