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Trans States Airlines Signs Airline Pilot Hiring Letter of Agreement with Airline Transport Professionals

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA — December 14, 2006

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) received a signed airline pilot hiring letter of agreement from Trans States Airlines (TSA) dated December 14, 2006. This letter represents an agreement by TSA to guarantee interviews to pilots who are recommended by ATP. In the letter, TSA reduces its minimum prerequisites for ATP graduates to 500 hours total flight time and 100 hours total multi-engine time, in recognition of the excellent training received at ATP.

In 2006, ATP placed 139 pilots with regional airlines, more than any other single college, flight school, or academy. ATP offers students the best airline placement options with Airline Pilot Hiring Partnership letters from seven of the leading Regional Airlines, including: American Eagle, ASA, ExpressJet, Pinnacle, PSA, SkyWest, and TSA.

In 1984 ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP’s Airline Training Programs prepare pilots for airline careers with nationwide flying experience in multi-engine and jet aircraft. Airline hiring partnership letters recognize the value of this experience by offering ATP pilots specially reduced flight time minimums for airline employment, enabling pilots to reach their career goals faster. ATP flies over 5,000 hours and provides more than 300 FAA pilot certifications each month at 22 locations nationwide.

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ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. Addressing the pilot shortage, airlines attract new pilots to the industry with ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program, where airlines sponsor a portion of pilots' flight training loan repayment. ATP also provides type-rating and ATP CTP certification. ATP's 389 aircraft fly over 29,000 hours each month to provide over 8,290 FAA pilot certificates and ratings each year. As America's largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation's regional airlines.

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