• Joe Breitfeller

Frontier Airlines Signs New 10-year Agreement With Boeing Digital Services

The new 10-year agreement will optimize planning and operations for Frontier Airlines with diverse analytics-powered solutions to enhance operational efficiency. The digital solutions from Boeing’s Jeppesen product range will provide fleet-wide cost savings.

Frontier Airlines Airbus A321 - Courtesy Frontier Airlines/Airbus

On Thursday (December 10, 2020), Boeing announced a new 10-year agreement with Frontier Airlines which will help the carrier optimize planning and operations. The agreement includes the implementation of a range of crew, flight planning and operations tools from Boeing’s Jeppesen product range of digital solutions, which will provide fleet-wide cost savings, enhance crew planning processes and increase operational reliability. In Thursday’s announcement, Frontier Airlines’ Vice President of Flight Operations, Brad Lambert, said,

“We are fully confident that these robust Jeppesen flight-planning and operational tools will bring tremendous benefit to Frontier’s operations from day one following implementation. From maintenance and operational planning to day-of and irregular operations, the Jeppesen automation and crew-management tools will complement our low-cost business model while contributing to our system reliability and efficiency.”

Also commenting on the new digital solutions agreement, Boeing Global Services’ President and CEO, Ted Colbert, added,

“As commercial aviation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Frontier Airlines is poised to continue its exceptional growth, utilizing Boeing’s analytics-powered tools to maximize performance and reduce costs during this critical moment for our industry. This is a great example of our partnership with customers like Frontier to turn Boeing’s unparalleled digital expertise into operational bottom-line advantages.”

In addition to Boeing digital and charting solutions, Frontier Airlines will utilize a Jeppesen digital solutions suite which provides day-of-operations decision support tools including flight planning and scheduling services to enhance flight operations with on time departures and efficient routing. The suite also includes features such as crew management, tail assignment and schedule and aircraft utilization tools, including day-of-operation issue detection and recovery, for quick response to unexpected events.

Frontier Airlines is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” The Denver-based carrier operates the largest Airbus A320neo fleet in the U.S. and is a leader in sustainability initiatives and carbon reduction efforts. The carrier currently has 160 new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft on order and the company’s young and efficient fleet will help it continue to low fares for customers. Frontier’s commitment to families includes their ‘Discount Den’ travel club which allows children 14 years and younger to fly free on qualifying flights.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and will continue investing in their people for future growth.

Source(s): Boeing, Frontier Airlines