Taking Delivery of 15 New Cessna 172 Skyhawks
November 17, 2016
ATP Flight School will start taking delivery of 15 factory-new Cessna 172 Skyhawks before the end of the year. The purchase of these aircraft follows the recent announcement of additional Piper Archer deliveries, which will continue to add at least one new aircraft to the fleet per month, through the end of 2017.
This unprecedented investment in single-engine trainers during 2016, reaffirms ATP's commitment to providing students and instructors with the very best resources, safety, and reliability, while supporting ATP’s diverse and growing flight training operations. With ATP's fleet now reaching nearly 300 aircraft, this purchase of Cessna 172s will specifically support the contract training ATP provides for Arizona State University's Professional Flight program, as well as FAA recurrent training offered in Texas.
"Recognizing and facilitating the diverse needs of our training customers is paramount in providing the quality and professional training ATP is renowned for," said Jim Koziarski, ATP vice president. "This investment in new aircraft is a demonstration of our commitment to that mission and to our customers."
With each of the new Skyhawks featuring a Garmin G1000 avionics suite, standardization and continuity of training platforms across the entire fleet is reinforced. These aircraft will join a fleet of similarly G500-equipped aircraft already in service.