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.