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ATP Adds 5 New Piper Seminoles to the Largest Multi-Engine Training Fleet

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — April 21, 2005

Airline Transport Professionals, Inc. (ATP) today received the third of five multi-engine New Piper PA-44 Seminoles. New Piper Aircraft Corporation will deliver the remaining two new aircraft in May of this year. All five aircraft feature a Garmin GNS 430 color moving map GPS system that displays FAA Traffic Information Service (TIS) data for enhanced safety. With these new aircraft, ATP’s multi-engine Piper Seminole fleet will grow to 65 aircraft.

“In 2000, ATP placed the largest-ever multi-engine training aircraft order for 21 New Piper Seminoles. This year’s order for five new aircraft reflects ATP’s ongoing commitment to train the best-prepared First Officer candidates with competitive multi-engine experience for the Regional Airline pilot job market,” said Jim Koziarski, ATP’s Vice President of Flight Operations.

Students in ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program will fly multi-engine Seminoles for most of their training, including their 75-hour nationwide, multi-engine cross-country phase preparing them for First Officer positions with Regional Airlines.

For over 20 years, ATP has provided professional, accelerated flight training to pilots across the nation. ATP’s Airline Training Programs prepare students for airline pilot careers with an emphasis on nationwide flying experience in multi-engine aircraft. Additional flight training courses cover all certification levels from Private to ATP and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Every month ATP flies over 5,000 hours and provides more than 300 FAA pilot certifications, strengthening ATP’s reputation as the most respected name in pilot certification.

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