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Mar 13, 2008|
Frontier Receives Ninth Consecutive Award from FAA for Excellence in Safety and Training
Record Number of Maintenance and Engineering Employees Receive Diamond Award of Excellence
DENVER, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reflecting its commitment to safety and continuing education, Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRNT) is proud to announce that it is among an elite group of maintenance facilities in America whose maintenance department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Diamond Award for the ninth consecutive year.
The Diamond Award is the highest honor given by the FAA and recognizes airlines and other maintenance facilities where at least 25 percent of its aircraft maintenance technicians complete certified training requirements beyond their initial certification. Since 1999, Frontier has far exceeded the FAA's standard with 100 percent participation of its aircraft maintenance technicians, upholding Frontier's status as one of a very small number of air carriers to achieve this distinction.
Each of the airline's 415 maintenance and engineering employees, plus an additional 243 maintenance contractors, participated in the program this year. In all, 658 maintenance and engineering professionals will be presented with awards. Nearly 70 received a personal Diamond Award for completing two days of training on FAA regulations and policy, 58 hours of aviation maintenance training, and at least 40 classroom hours or three semester credits from an accredited college in management, mathematics, English, science or a related subject, for a total of 100 hours of additional training.
"The track record of achievement within our maintenance department is a direct reflection of our unparalleled focus on safety," said Frontier Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering, Ron McClellan. "I am so proud of our maintenance team for earning the highest award the FAA can offer in safety and training excellence, and I thank each of them for their leadership, dedication to Frontier and service to our customers."
FAA officials will present Frontier and its maintenance employees with the Diamond Award as well as the individual achievement awards later this month at the airline's facilities in Denver, Kansas City, and Phoenix.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 14th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 6,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airline's mainline operation has 62 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airline's mainline operations offers 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with a comfortable all coach configuration. In conjunction with its regional jet fleet, operated by Republic Airlines, and a fleet of ten Bombardier Q-400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes linking its Denver hub to 70 destinations, including 62 U.S. cities in 36 states spanning the nation from coast to coast; six cities in Mexico, one in Canada, and one in Costa Rica. In November 2006, Frontier and AirTran announced a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares, aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,
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