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ATP Accepts Delivery of Two New Piper Seminole Aircraft

Wilmington, DE — June 4, 2008

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today accepted delivery of two factory-new, multi-engine Piper PA-44 Seminole aircraft. ATP ordered five New Piper Seminoles earlier this year and expects to receive the remaining one aircraft by August. Airline Career Pilot Program students fly the multi-engine Seminoles for 140 hours in a nationwide, airline-style training environment. With the addition of these aircraft, ATP's fleet now includes 140 flight training aircraft: 84 Multi-Engine Piper Seminoles, 50 Cessna 172s, 5 Diamond Stars, and 1 Cessna CitationJet.

Factory-New Piper PA-44 Seminole

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. The high powered, high-value, low-maintenance Seminole will continue to 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. ATP flies over 11,000 hours and provides more than 450 FAA pilot certifications each month 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 605 aircraft fly over 546,000 hours each year to provide over 12,500 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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