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Nov 20, 2006|
Frontier Airlines Hires New VP of Safety and Security
DENVER, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) today announced it has hired Dennis Crabtree as its new VP of Safety and Security.
Crabtree brings over 34 years of aviation industry experience in flight operations, safety and regulatory compliance to Frontier. Most recently, Crabtree served as Director of Aviation Services for FEI Behavioral Health, where he was an Account Executive providing airline clients with crisis management and emergency preparedness consulting. Prior to joining FEI, Crabtree spent close to two years co-founding startup passenger airline HeartLand Airlines; two and a half years as VP and Senior VP of Operations at Midwest Express and over 10 years at Continental in various leadership roles in Safety and Regulatory Compliance as President of Continental Express. Crabtree replaces former VP of Aviation Safety and Security, Tom Nunn, who left Frontier Airlines to become President of Frontier's recently formed subsidiary, Lynx Aviation. Lynx Aviation will begin flying new Bombardier Q400 aircraft for Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. in mid-summer 2007.
Crabtree will report to President and CEO Jeff Potter and will be responsible for directing all aspects of the safety, security and regulatory compliance areas, which include the Integrated Safety Management Program, the Aviation/Safety Hot Line, the Internal Evaluation (Audit) Program, the Reliability Control Program, the Emergency Response Program and Corporate Security and regulatory programs.
"Dennis brings an incredible amount of valuable experience to our airline," said Potter. "We searched far and wide to find the perfect fit for our critical safety and security functions and we have found that candidate in Dennis Crabtree. I am confident that Dennis has the skills and experience to help Frontier not only build on our recent success, but also take us into the future as we continue our strategic growth."
Currently in its 13th year of operations, Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. With 55 aircraft and one of the youngest Airbus fleet in North America, Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, Frontier operates routes linking its Denver hub to 55 destinations including 47 destinations in 29 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, seven cities in Mexico and one city in Canada. Frontier's maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs, for seven consecutive years. In July 2006, Frontier ranked as one of the "Top 5 Domestic Airlines" as determined by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/