ATP Flight School Cessna Skyhawk 172

Ten Cessna 172 Skyhawks Delivered to ATP Flight School to Meet Demand for Airline Pilots

Jacksonville Beach, FL — May 22, 2019

ATP Flight School has accepted delivery of ten 2019 Cessna 172 Skyhawks from Textron Aviation, Inc. Each of the factory-new aircraft is equipped with Garmin's latest generation of G1000 NXi glass-panel avionics.

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Once integrated into ATP's fleet of over 370 aircraft, these ten Cessnas will be flown by students and instructors in the Airline Career Pilot Program, as they train to become professional airline pilots. The Skyhawks join 60 other aircraft ATP has taken delivery of in the last 12 months, as airline demand for ATP trained pilots reach unprecedented levels. Last year alone, airlines hired over 640 ATP alumni. A proven cornerstone of the fleet, the Cessna 172 is utilized by ATP to deliver a stable pipeline of professionally-trained pilots to the airlines, with the majority of students reaching their first airline job in about two years.

Our commitment… is backed by the continued investment in new aircraft, training resources, and airline relationships students need to reach their career goals as quickly as possible.

Michael Arnold

ATP Director of Marketing

"ATP is the leader in providing the most efficient path towards becoming a successful airline pilot," said Michael Arnold, ATP's Director of Marketing. "Our commitment to this promise is backed by the continued investment in new aircraft, training resources, and airline relationships students need to reach their career goals as quickly as possible."

With a 100-plane order announced just last year, ATP Flight School is scheduled to take delivery of new aircraft each month through the remainder of 2019.

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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 and ATP CTP certification. ATP's 393 aircraft fly over 29,300 hours each month to provide over 8,574 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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