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Feb 6, 2004
Frontier Airlines Only Airline in America to Win Fifth Consecutive FAA Diamond Award
DENVER (Feb. 6, 2004) - Reflecting its commitment to the safety of its passengers, Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) is proud to announce that it is the only airline in America whose maintenance department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Diamond Award for the fifth 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. For the fifth consecutive year, Frontier far exceeded the standard, surpassing all other airlines with 100 percent participation of its aircraft maintenance technicians, upholding Frontier's status as the first and currently only domestic air carrier to achieve this distinction.
Each of the airline's 381 maintenance and engineering employees participated in the program this year and 101 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.
"To earn this award, the maintenance and engineering employees of Frontier Airlines have invested more than 34,000 hours in maintenance training," said FAA National Resource Specialist Bill O'Brien. "That is an impressive amount of time and investment that Frontier has assigned to training, and it reflects Frontier's unflinching dedication to ensuring the safety of its passengers and the quality of its maintenance and engineering team. We applaud Frontier's efforts as a company and we thank Frontier's team for their personal dedication to excellence."
"Once again, our dedicated team of maintenance and engineering professionals have shown themselves to be leaders in their field," said Frontier President Jeff Potter. "Their pride and dedication to their work and our customers is evident every day and this award is a continuing tribute to those individuals, the maintenance profession, and to Frontier Airlines."
FAA and National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) officials will present Frontier and its maintenance employees with the Diamond Award, as well as the individual achievement awards at ceremonies today at the airline's maintenance hangar facility at Denver International Airport.