22 November 2022

Frontier Airlines | A320 Chief Pilot

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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 Base Chief Pilot (BCP) reports directly to the System Chief Pilot and is responsible for exercising operational control in the interest of maintaining safety per the Federal Aviation Regulations, Company manual sets and Operations Specifications in addition to being responsible for all administrative functions within the Domicile. The BCP will be familiar with all of the System Chief Pilot responsibilities in addition to the Essential Functions listed below.

Essential Functions

  • Provide supervision for direct reports as well as all line pilots within the domicile.
  • Recruit, interview and select pilot flight crewmembers as required by operational requirements.
  • Discipline as required by company policy, FAR's and pilot working agreement.
  • Pilot contract administration.
  • Provide liaison with the FAA on all operational issues.
  • Maintain Flight Operations Manual, Volume I and others as required.
  • Assist HR in administering Frontier Pilot Drug Testing Program.
  • Work with Crew Scheduling to ensure proper qualification and FAR legality of all pilots.

Other Functions

  • Provide liaison with other departments as necessary to ensure safety and efficiency of flight operations.


  • Current Frontier Airlines Line Pilot
  • FAA type rating in the A320 aircraft
  • Current FAA Class 1 Medical preferred
  • Excellent working knowledge of pilot collective bargaining agreement
  • Excellent technical and non-technical skills
  • Excellent winning attitude that understands and embraces Frontier's commitment to Low Fares Done Right

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide effective leadership to direct reports and the entire pilot group
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner with all company personnel as well as outside agency representatives
  • Ability to problem-solve and react positively to all types of difficult situations
  • Knowledge of common desktop applications

Equipment Operated

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

Work Environment

Typical office environment, adequately heated and cooled

On-call 24/7

Physical Effort

Generally, not required.

Positions Supervised

Base Assistant Chief Pilots

Base Administrative Assistants

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.