ATP Accepts Delivery of New Piper Seminole Aircraft
Wilmington, DE — June 26, 2008
Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today accepted delivery of a factory-new, multi-engine Piper PA-44 Seminole aircraft. This is the sixth 2008 Model Piper Seminole received by ATP this year, with another 4 to be delivered by year end. 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 142 flight training aircraft: 86 Multi-Engine Piper Seminoles, 50 Cessna 172s, 5 Diamond Stars, and 1 Cessna CitationJet.
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.