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.

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"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.

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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 certification across most of the Boeing and Airbus fleet, including ATP CTP certification. ATP’s 276 aircraft fly 150,000 hours annually to provide more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates 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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