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Oct 12, 2001
Frontier Airlines to Reinforce Flight Deck Doors
DENVER (Oct. 12, 2001) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today announced it has completed the design to reinforce its flight deck doors with additional panels and install deadbolts on its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. A Frontier task force, comprised of members of its engineering, maintenance, safety and flight operations departments and pilots' union, designed the security devices, which will be installed by Frontier maintenance personnel during scheduled overnight aircraft inspections. The airline plans to complete installation on all of its 24 Boeing 737 aircraft within 30-45 days. The airline is also working with Airbus to equip its five Airbus aircraft with similar security devices.
The security enhancements were designed to deter unauthorized access to the flight deck while maintaining the safety features of the flight deck door. Frontier and other airlines, in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration, will continue to analyze additional enhancements to flight deck and inflight security.
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 2,300 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.