Opinion: Company cutting corners is the real problem, says Heuvelton man
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:02 am

To the Editor:

In response to “OBPA Defends Airline After Scathing Story” which appeared in the April 21-27 issue of North Country This week:This article misses the point. It's not the age of the aircraft, it's the shoddy maintenance and cutting corners by the company that is the problem!

There is absolutely no reason to think that when the newer crop of aircraft reach their old-age, they will not do the same thing to them.

The last reports I read on Allegiance consisted of a lot of people not doing their jobs or having to use sub-par parts, to lazy adherence to specifications and testing methods, to name just a few.

It is Allegiance that is the problem here. I don't fly them, will not fly them, and neither do any of my family; there are too many other better choices of companies with better records to take a chance on using this company.

There is a culture of bad actions there, and when the current newer aircraft reach a point where they require maintenance the same thing will happen to the newer ones, in my opinion.

There are just too many alternatives to take a chance on an airline with a record such as they have, in my opinion.

Tom Rivet

Heuvelton