Allegiant Air is slowly returning MD-80s to service with compliant evacuation slides, and remains on track to put all of its available MD-80s back into service by Oct. 1, the carrier says. The airline late last week grounded all 49 of its in-service MD-80s to inspect emergency slides after discovering that its inspection intervals did not comply with slide manufacturer Zodiac’s standards. By the end of Sept. 23, the airline had 32 MD-80s back in service, and expected to be caught up ...

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