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ATP Rolls Out Traffic Information Service (TIS) with Zaon Flight Systems

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — April 7, 2009

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today announced a large scale rollout of Traffic Information Service (TIS) by providing its entire staff of flight instructors with an MRX Portable Collision Avoidance System by Zaon Flight Systems. The MRX is the most portable, convenient, and smallest traffic information service ever created, with approximate range and relative altitude displayed for nearby traffic in a device the size of a deck of cards. This initiative helps pilots maintain situational awareness in the flight training environment.

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“It would have taken years to retrofit all 142 aircraft in our training fleet with TIS capability,” said Jim Koziarski, ATP’s Vice President of Flight Operations. “but the Zaon PCAS made it possible for us to quickly and cost effectively implement TIS on a very large scale nationwide. With the low cost and ready availability of TIS provided by the Zaon MRX, every GA pilot can get one.”

In 1984 ATP pioneered cost-efficient, accelerated, multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today, ATP’s Airline Training Programs prepare graduates for airline pilot and corporate pilot careers with nationwide flight experience in the largest, multi-engine training fleet. Advanced jet training transitions these pilots from light twins to modern regional jets in CRJ-200 flight training devices. With thousands of graduates who have completed airline training on time and on budget, airlines come to ATP first to meet their demand for pilots. ATP flies over 12,000 hours to provide more than 450 FAA pilot certifications each month at 25 locations nationwide.

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