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ASA Signs Airline Pilot Hiring Letter of Agreement with Airline Transport Professionals

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA — December 20, 2006

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) received a signed airline pilot hiring letter of agreement from Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) dated December 20, 2006. ASA now guarantees interviews to pilots who have completed ATP’s Regional Jet Program with specially reduced flight time minimums of 500 hours total time and 50 hours total multi-engine time. ASA also agreed to offer conditional offers of employment to ATP-recommended pilots enrolled in these programs prior to reaching minimum flight time requirements.

“ASA is acknowledging the need to be more competitive with other Regional Airlines to gain access to the best ATP-trained pilot applicants. ATP looks forward to helping ASA meet their pilot recruitment needs,” said Jim Koziarski, ATP’s Vice President of Flight Operations.

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.