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ATP Accepts Delivery of New Piper Seminole Aircraft, Orders 5 More

Wilmington, DE — June 16, 2008

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today accepted delivery of the last of five factory-new, multi-engine Piper PA-44 Seminole aircraft. ATP has also executed its option to buy five more New Piper Seminoles to be delivered in 2008. Airline Career Pilot Program students fly the multi-engine Seminoles for 140 hours in a nationwide, airline-style training environment. With the addition of this aircraft, ATP's fleet now includes 141 flight training aircraft: 85 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 382 aircraft fly over 308,000 hours annually to provide over 7,300 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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