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FAA speeds up Allegiant Air operations review

FAA reviewing Allegiant Air operations
Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 11:53:11-04

The FAA has moved up the date for its review of Allegiant Air, the airline troubled with safety issues for the past year.

A spokesperson with the FAA says the administration does evaluations on all U.S. based airlines every five years, but Allegiant Air's was moved up to 2016 to make sure the company is addressing internal issues. The review was originally scheduled for 2018.

In June 2015, pilots for Allegiant Air were worried the company wasn't maintaining their planes, potentially putting lives at risk.

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The Las Vegas-based airline company has been plagued with emergency landings, aborted take-offs and grounded flights. RTV6 sister station KTNV investigated the airline in September 2015.

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The FAA spokesperson expects to have the evaluation done by late June.