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Frontier Names Gary Appling Vice President Technical Operations
Frontier Airlines today announced the appointment of Gary Appling as vice president, technical operations. In this position, Appling will oversee the carrier’s maintenance, repair and overhaul operation and will report directly to Bill Meehan, chief operating officer.
“In our commitment to run a dependable, reliable and safe airline, we are pleased to welcome Gary to our team,” Meehan said. “With Gary’s industry experience, we will continue to build one of the strongest leadership teams in the industry, and only continue to improve operationally.”
With more than 30 years of aviation experience, Appling brings a diverse background of technical operations, maintenance and purchasing. Most recently, Appling held a position with Mesa Air Group as senior vice president, maintenance and engineering.
Appling began his career with the United States Air Force as a jet engine technician and customer service agent. Since then he has held various positions in many areas of technical operation with various aviation companies including Mesa Air Group, Continental Airlines and Airborne Express.
“It is a great time to join Frontier, and I am excited to work with a company that is committed to operational excellence.” Appling said, “Frontier is positioned to grow over the next few years with its fleet renewal program, and has a great team committed to its Low Fares Done Right business model.”
Frontier Airlines is committed to delivering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to over 100 cities in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on 400 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.
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