Airlines has contracted with Florida-based aircraft maintenance and repair
start-up company First Coast Aerospace to install new seats on its fleet of 59
the deal, First Coast
will retrofit Frontier’s aircraft – 10 Airbus A318s and 49 A319s – with new
lighter seats and television monitors at its service facility at Jacksonville
Coast president Merrill
Woods says the maintenance company must complete the seat retrofit on each
aircraft within 36 hours. “We finished the first one eleven hours ahead of
schedule,” he says.
is performing overnight routine maintenance work on some Frontier aircraft,
Coast began operations at Jacksonville
in March. It is located in a hangar formerly occupied by Flightstar
Aircraft Services that it now leases from Signature Flight Support, says Woods.
company has been working on business aircraft, but is also looking for other
large carrier contacts in addition to the Frontier deal.
is also a newcomer to Jacksonville International
Airport and began offering service
from its hub in Denver
in June, says a Frontier spokesman.
month B/E Aerospace announced that Frontier has placed an order for coach
seating. B/E says the Frontier program covers A318s
and A319s as well as equipping new Airbus A320s with seats. Frontier has
the LiveTV system installed on its aircraft.