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Jan 31, 2002
Frontier Airlines Maintenance Department Wins FAA's Diamond Award for Third Consecutive Year
DENVER (Jan. 31, 2002) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year, its maintenance department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Diamond Award. The Diamond Award is the highest honor given by the FAA; the award recognizes airlines and other maintenance facilities where at least 25 percent of its aircraft maintenance technicians complete certified training requirements beyond their initial certification. Frontier will receive special recognition by the FAA, as it is the first and only FAR Part 121 domestic air carrier to achieve 100 percent participation, as it has done for the third consecutive year. Each of the airline's 378 maintenance and engineering employees participated in the program this year.
"The Aviation maintenance Technician Awards Program was created to recognize the quiet individuals of the aviation industry and reward mechanics who are the best safety assurance we have," said FAA National Resource Specialist Bill O'Brien. "Mechanics are true professionals, in that mechanics retain their professional skills and expertise through continuous formal and informal training, and they must be individuals of character. The Diamond Award recognizes all these characteristics as well as the high level of professionalism and the culture of continuing education which is vital to all maintenance organizations."
"We commend our maintenance division employees who, in earning this award
for the third consecutive year, have also advanced their own skills and abilities,"
said Frontier President Jeff Potter. "Although we celebrate this accomplishment
only once a year, we recognize the extraordinary effort that is displayed throughout
the year as our maintenance employees strive in their individual and collective
pursuit of this important achievement."
FAA officials will present Frontier and its maintenance employees with the Diamond Award, as well as the individual achievement awards at a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1 at 1:00 p.m. at the airline's maintenance hangar facility at Denver International Airport.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, serving 25 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 29 aircraft and employing approximately 2,400 aviation professionals. In June 2001, BusinessWeek ranked Frontier 14th on its list of Hot Growth Companies and in September 2001, Fortune magazine ranked Frontier 41st on its 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. Frontier provides capacity and other data and industry comparisons on its Web site, which may be viewed at www.frontierairlines.com.