Airworthiness Directive Compliance Specialist

Denver, Colorado
Not Specified
Nov 16, 2020
Dec 24, 2020
Air Carrier
Job Type
Manages Others?

Why Work for Frontier Airlines?

At Frontier, we believe the skies should be for everyone. We deliver on this promise through our commitment to Low Fares Done Right. This is more than our tagline - it’s our driving philosophy. Every member of Team Frontier has an important role to play in bringing this vision to life. Our successful business model allows travelers to take advantage of our fast-growing route network while our bundled and unbundled pricing options allow our customers to personalize their travel experience and only pay for the services they need – saving them money along the way.

What We Stand For

Low Fares Done Right is our mission and we strive to bring it to life every day. Our ‘Done Right’ promise means delivering not only affordable prices, but making travel friendly and easy for our customers. To do this, we put a great deal of care into every decision and action we take. We must be efficient with the use of our resources and make smart decisions about how we run our business. We must also innovate and be pioneers - we’re not afraid to try new things. While our business requires us to fly high in the air, we also consider ourselves down-to-earth in our approach, creating a warm and friendly experience that truly demonstrates Rocky Mountain Hospitality.

Work Perks

At Frontier, we like to think we’re creating something very special for our team members. Work is why we’re here, but the perks are nice too:

  • Flight benefits for you and your family to fly on Frontier Airlines.
  • Buddy passes for your friends so they can experience what makes us so great.
  • Discounts throughout the travel industry on hotels, car rentals, cruises and vacation packages.
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, movie tickets, restaurants, luggage and over 2,000 other vendors.
  • Enjoy a ‘Dress for your Day’ business casual environment.
  • Flexible work schedules that support work/life balance.
  • Total Rewards program including a competitive base salary, short term incentives, long-term incentives, paid holidays, 401(k) plan, vacation/sick time and medical/dental/vision insurance that begins the 1st of the month following your hire date.
  • We play our part to make a difference. The HOPE League, Frontier Airlines’ non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing employees financial assistance during catastrophic hardship.

Who We Are

Frontier Airlines is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to more than 100 destinations and growing in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on more than 350 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier’s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company’s signature Low Fares Done Right service to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently 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.

What Will You Be Doing?

The Airworthiness Directive Compliance Specialist is directly responsible for overseeing Frontier's Airworthiness Directive management system and monitor the process for correct and timely compliance with all FAA Airworthiness Directives (AD)s.

Essential Functions

  • Review all ADs and Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for Frontier Airlines to determine applicability initial scheduling in conjunction with the AD & SDR Technical Specialist
  • Ensures that an Airworthiness Directive Analysis Worksheet (ADAW) (Form 30799) and Engineering Action Request were generated for each applicable AD.
  • Reviews, approves and releases initial and updated AD FMIS entries for tracking
  • Reviews, approves and releases initial and updated engineering AD FMIS entries for tracking
  • Reviews Airworthiness Directive Analysis Worksheet (ADAW) (Form 30799) when updated by the Engineering department and provides concurrence of analysis for AD compliance.
  • Receive, record, and distribute ADs, NPRMs, and new or revised maintenance-related CFRs to the appropriate parties for their evaluation for applicability and incorporation into Frontier
  • Review Engineering Orders applicable to ADs
  • Maintain a database of all ADs and NPRMs
  • Monitor all of Maintenance organization activities relative to complying with all ADs and report the status to the AD Review Board
  • Monitors all aspects of AD compliance and reports delinquent status to the Manager of Regulatory Compliance.
  • VDRP Maintain familiarization with the training requirements necessary as defined in the GMM 100.03 and ensure training is current prior to performing the functions and tasks of this Position VDRP

Other Functions

  • Monitor, establish and modify processes and procedures related to the AD Management Program as stated in the General Maintenance Manual (GMM) Sections 90.27 and 90.29


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of 5 years of experience in airline maintenance, engineering and/or aircraft records required
  • Minimum of 3 years of Aircraft Maintenance Planning experience required
  • Minimum of 1 year of Airworthiness Directives required
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience researching and interpreting CFRs and other FAA documentation (ACs, ADs, Orders, Notices, FAA Handbook) preferred
  • Knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations and FAA documentation (Advisory Circulars, FAA Orders, Notices, TCDS) required
  • FAA A&P certificate preferred
  • Experience working with the FAA preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must demonstrate behavior that portrays the company core values of Safety, Respect, Trust, Collaboration, Value, and passion while communicating with personnel and acting on behalf of the company

Equipment Operated

Standard office equipment, including PC, copier, fax machine, printer

Work Environment

Typical office environment, adequately heated and cooled

Physical Effort

Generally, not required.

Supervision Received

General Direction: The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments.

Positions Supervised

  • None

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature and level of work required of the referenced position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Please be advised that duties and expectations of this position may be subject to change.

Frontier Airlines, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Frontier Airlines is a Zero Tolerance Drug-Free Workplace. All prospective employees are subject to pre-employment testing for the following drugs and their metabolites: Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opioids and Phencyclidine (PCP). Further, any applicant who is found to have tested positive on any required drug or alcohol test at a former employer will be considered ineligible for employment with Frontier.

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