Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) today named Thomas W. Nunn as director, aviation safety and regulatory compliance, effective July 16, 2001. In his new position, Nunn will direct and oversee all aspects of Frontier’s aviation safety program, including ensuring the highest degree of safety and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, performing internal safety audits and overseeing the airline’s emergency response procedures. Nunn, 44, will report directly to Frontier President Sam Addoms. Nunn replaces the airline’s former Director of Aviation Safety and Regulatory Compliance Wayne Elliott, who retired earlier this year.
“Tom brings a great depth of knowledge in aviation safety as well as a broad range of aviation industry experience to Frontier and we welcome his contributions in this very important area, particularly as we transition our airline to an all-Airbus fleet,” said Addoms.
Nunn, a 21-year commercial airline veteran, most recently served as director, emergency management for Northwest Airlines, where he was responsible for that airline’s emergency response procedures. Since 1983, Nunn has held a variety of other positions at Northwest Airlines, including manager, flight dispatch; manager, flight operations administration and computer systems analyst. Nunn spent three years in St. Paul, Minn. with Western Airlines in that airline’s fleet services department, and prior to that time, was a member of the United States Marine Corps.
Nunn holds a bachelor of science in business administration and computer science, with a minor in aviation, from Minnesota State University in Mankato. He completed the Aviation Safety Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and attended the Aviation Training Institute’s Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic Program in Minneapolis. He currently resides in Burnsville, Minn. with his wife and two daughters and plans to relocate to Denver.