Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier Allegiant Air today said it will immediately pull nearly half its fleet out of service to reinspect the emergency slides on its MD-80 aircraft. In a statement, the company says “it has discovered a compliance issue which will require immediate re-inspection of many slides in its MD-80 fleet.” No further details were provided. Allegiant already has started the inspections and predicts completion by the end of September. “Allegiant will take as ...

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