Reflecting its commitment to
safety and continuing education, Frontier Airlines is proud to announce
that it is the only airline in America whose maintenance department has
been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Diamond Award for
the sixth consecutive year.
The Diamond Award is the highest honor given by the FAA and recognizes
airlines and other maintenance facilities where at least 25 percent of its
aircraft maintenance technicians complete certified training requirements
beyond their initial certification. Since 1999, Frontier has far exceeded
the FAA’s standard, surpassing all other airlines with 100 percent
participation of its aircraft maintenance technicians, upholding
Frontier’s status as the first and currently only domestic air carrier to
achieve this distinction.
Each of the airline’s 415 maintenance and engineering employees, plus an
additional 243 maintenance contractors participated in the program this
year, for a total of 658 maintenance and engineering professionals who
will be presented with awards. Nearly 70 received a personal Diamond Award
for completing two days of training on FAA regulations and policy, 58
hours of aviation maintenance training and at least 40 classroom hours or
three semester credits from an accredited college in management,
mathematics, English, science or a related subject, for a total of 100
hours of additional training.
“Throughout this very busy year for Frontier, our dedicated maintenance
and engineering employees proved once again that safety remains the top
priority, with some putting in 100 hours of additional training,” said
Frontier President & CEO Jeff Potter. “They remain leaders in the industry
who are dedicated to maintaining Frontier’s impeccable safety record and
FAA and National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) officials will
present Frontier and its maintenance employees with the Diamond Award, as
well as the individual achievement awards at ceremonies at the airline’s
facilities in Denver, Kansas City, and Phoenix.