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Jun 28, 2000
Frontier Airlines Names William C. Schaudt Vice President - Maintenance and Engineering
Denver (June 28, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today named William C. Schaudt as vice president, maintenance and engineering, effective July 24. Schaudt, 57, replaces Jon Bartram, the airline's current vice president of maintenance and engineering, who plans to retire September 1. In his new position, Schaudt will oversee the airline's hangar and line maintenance functions, and will report directly to Frontier President Sam Addoms. Frontier's maintenance department is comprised of approximately 375 employees who perform the airline's heavy "C" check maintenance, line maintenance, engineering, machine shops and avionics functions.
"We welcome Bill's outstanding technical background and comprehensive maintenance experience to Frontier," said Addoms. "Bill is a proven industry veteran and we look forward to his leadership. In addition, we are extremely grateful to Jon, who has been with Frontier since its inception. He played a critical part in Frontier's start-up and will be greatly missed. We wish him all the best as he plans his retirement."
Schaudt most recently served as manager, narrow body, quality assurance for American Airlines, overseeing that airline's inspection activities on the Boeing 727, MD-80, F-100 and Boeing 737 fleets during heavy maintenance checks, and supervising a staff of nearly 300 employees. He brings over 30 years of aviation maintenance experience to Frontier, and has held a variety of managerial positions with American Airlines, including senior instructor, maintenance and engineering training, manager, maintenance and engineering training and manager, line maintenance/quality assurance. Schaudt attended Quaker City School of Aeronautics in Philadelphia and received his Airframe and PowerPlant (A&P) license in 1966. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aviation technology from Thomas A. Edison State College, and a master of science degree in aviation management from Oklahoma State University. He and his wife Sandy currently reside in Tulsa, Okla. and plan to relocate to Denver.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,100 aviation professionals. The airline is the second largest jet user 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 training aircraft maintenance training program. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .