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ATP Opens Second Metro Atlanta Flight Training Center at Gwinnett County Airport

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — May 22, 2008

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today announced the June 16 opening of its new training center at the Gwinnett County Airport (LZU) in Metro Atlanta, GA. ATP has strategically placed this second Atlanta location to facilitate the growth of its renowned Airline Career Pilot Program.

The site boasts spacious classrooms, simulator bays and pilot sleep/shower quarters, along with 20,000 square feet of hangar space. In addition, ATP has installed and will operate its own fuel farm to keep costs as low as possible for professional pilot students. Gwinnett County Airport is an optimal fit for ATP, being outside the 30 NM veil of Atlanta’s busy Class B airspace. ATP students will enjoy the challenging towered environment of a Class D airport without the long waits for clearance.

ATP LZU Gwinnett County Airport Flight Training Center

ATP currently delivers more pilots to the regional airlines than any other single flight school, college, or academy. The company is successful through the efficient immersion of students in multi-engine airline-style flight training over a short time frame. The benefit for the customer is the best training on the market at an extremely competitive price. With self fueling and a spacious training center in ideal airspace, ATP’s newest facility will aid the company in meeting its strategic goals.

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 aircraft. Airline hiring partnership letters with 10 leading regional airlines 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. Each month, ATP flies over 10,000 hours and provides more than 300 FAA pilot certifications at 20 locations nationwide.

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About ATP Flight School Training Pilots Since 1984

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 574 aircraft fly over 540,000 hours each year to provide over 12,000 FAA pilot certificates and ratings. 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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