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Oct 19, 2000
Frontier Airlines Names Director, Training and Standards
DENVER (October 19, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) has named Captain Todd McLaughlin as director, training and standards, effective Nov. 1, 2000. McLaughlin, 44, brings over 20 years of aviation, training and flight operations experience to his new position, including 16 years of experience as an instructor in FAR 121 aircraft procedures. He most recently served as a captain and check airman for the airline, and has over 11,500 total hours of flight time. In this newly created position, he will lead and oversee Frontier's pilot training curriculum and system safety procedures. He will report directly to Vice President, Flight Operations Terry King.
"During his five years of service with Frontier, Todd has demonstrated strong leadership abilities and has proven himself as a skilled pilot and aviation instructor," said King. "His background in training and flight operations should transfer well to his new position as he assists Frontier in its transition from a Boeing 737 fleet to an Airbus A319 and A318 fleet."
McLaughlin's prior experience includes serving as captain, instructor for simulator, aircraft and ground school and check airman for Denver-based Sierra Pacific Airlines. He also served as a pilot and simulator instructor with Anchorage, Ala.-based Era Aviation and director of flight operations for Casino Express Airlines. Other airline experience includes Aspen Airways and Delta Airlines. McLaughlin studied Aerospace Science at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colo. He is a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and currently resides in Parker, Colo. with his wife Beth.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 23 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,300 aviation professionals. The airline is the second largest jet service carrier of Denver International Airport with an average of 112 daily systemwide departures and arrivals. Unlike other airlines, Frontier's low fares do not have a Saturday night stay requirement. In addition, Frontier offers frequent flyer miles in Continental Airlines' OnePass® program. In 1999, Frontier was named "Best Low-Fare Carrier" by Entrepreneur Magazine in the publication's sixth annual Business Travel Awards. Also in 1999, the airline received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician Employers Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award, which provides special recognition to airlines that have 25 percent of eligible employees complete an advanced aircraft maintenance training program. One hundred percent of Frontier's maintenance employees completed the advanced maintenance training program. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com.