ATP Accepts Delivery of Factory-New Piper Archers
ATP's fleet of over 200 aircraft continues to expand, as Piper begins delivering the first of 25 factory-new Archers. The new aircraft being delivered are part of a three-year fleet purchase deal which was announced in April, at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly In and Expo, and includes the option for 75 additional planes.
Maintaining a standardized fleet, all of the Archers are equipped with Garmin G500 glass cockpit avionics suites. The G500 is a PFD/MFD dual-screen electronic flight display. Dual 6.5-in. LCDs, mounted side-by-side in the bezel, put both Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multifunction Display (MFD) capabilities directly in instructor and student field of view to help streamline instrument scanning and enhance situational awareness.
In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers with nationwide flying experience in multi-engine aircraft. In partnership with the leading regional and national airlines, ATP offers its students an airline-sponsored career track from zero time to 1500 hours, with CFI job placement and airline employment. ATP flies over 9,000 hours to provide more than 350 FAA pilot certificates every month across 28 locations nationwide. As america’s largest flight school, ATP provides more pilots to the regional airlines than any other single flight school, college, or academy.