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ATP Opens First FBO at Daytona Beach International

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — October 19, 2009

ATP today announced its entry into the FBO business: ATP Jet Center, a full-service FBO at Daytona Beach International (DAB), is now open. In addition to all the standard FBO amenities, ATP Jet Center provides an internet pricing guarantee at ATPJetCenter.com for full- and self-serve AVGAS and full-service JETA. As a member of the Shell Aviation network, ATP Jet Center accepts AvCard, Multi Service, and Shell fuel cards. Hangar space is available with fuel discounts.

Located inside the new ATP Jet Center is ATP’s Flight Training Center, providing flight training from Private Pilot through Instrument Rating, Commercial and CFIs. Just five minutes from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ATP provides a great value to students who want to combine the academics of Embry-Riddle with the professional multi-engine flight training of ATP.

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ATP plans future FBOs with leases in place at Arlington, Texas (GKY) near Dallas and Mesa, Arizona (IWA) near Phoenix. As ATP begins accepting delivery of its Diamond D-JETs, ATP expects to offer D-JET training at each of the new facilities.

“As the largest flight school in the country, a network of FBOs will allow us more cost efficiencies in our flight training operations,” said Jim Koziarski, ATP’s Vice President of Flight Operations. “It will also introduce more private and professional pilots to ATP as we bring the Diamond D-JET training program on-line in the future.”

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. Diamond Aircraft has selected ATP to provide initial and recurrent D-JET training, which will be complimented by optional pilot monitoring services by ATP’s vast network of professional pilots and flight dispatch capabilities. ATP Flight School flies over 75,000 hours to provide more than 3,300 FAA pilot certifications each year at 26 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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