Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) has named Captain David Bair as director of flight operations safety, effective Jan. 1, 2001. Bair, 42, has completed nearly 10,000 total hours of flight time and brings over 24 years of aviation experience to his new position, including three years as a check airman and instructor in Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 121 aircraft procedures. He joined Frontier in 1995 and has served as a captain, line check airman and simulator instructor for the airline. In this newly created position, Bair will audit all aspects of Frontier`s flight operation safety, including overseeing pilot and check airman standardization, dispatch procedures and training, and line check and line operations standardization. He will report directly to Executive Vice President of Operations Jim Wyche.
“David`s experience and accomplishments translate well to this new position,” said Wyche. “He was the primary designer for our crew resource management curriculum, which is an FAA-required course for pilots that teaches the skills needed to effectively manage the cockpit, crew, and resources during non-routine procedures. He is well respected by his peers, and has developed strong relationships with our local federal aviation authorities.”
Bair`s experience prior to Frontier includes serving as captain for Houston-based Continental Express and first officer for Carlsbad, Calif.-based Air Resort Airlines and Tucson, Ariz.-based Sierra Pacific Airlines. Bair received his bachelor degree in aerospace science from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colo. He currently resides in Littleton, Colo.