ATP Accepts Delivery of New Piper Seminole Aircraft
Wilmington, DE — July 16, 2012
Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today accepted delivery of a factory-new, multi-engine Piper PA-44 Seminole aircraft. This is the sixth 2012 Piper Seminole received by ATP this year. With four more still remaining on order, all of these 2012 Seminoles are equipped with Garmin G500 glass cockpit avionics suites, bringing ATP students the latest in glass cockpit technology. Airline Career Pilot Program students fly the multi-engine Seminoles for 115 hours in a nationwide, airline-style training environment. With the addition of this aircraft, ATP's fleet now includes 174 flight training aircraft: 97 multi-engine aircraft and 77 single-engine aircraft
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 12 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 9,000 hours and provides more than 350 FAA pilot certifications each month at 26 locations nationwide.