ATP Flight School - GKY Dallas

New ATP Training Center in Arlington / Dallas, Texas (GKY) to Support Career Path to American Airlines

Dallas, TX — September 23, 2019

Today, ATP Flight School breaks ground on a new 25,835 square foot pilot training center in Arlington, Texas. The facility increases ATP's Dallas footprint to support unprecedented airline hiring demand for ATP trained pilots.

ATP Flight School Training Center in Arlington, Texas

With nearly 12,000 square feet of dedicated maintenance space underpinning 13,875 square feet of training facilities, the complex will be used exclusively by Airline Career Pilot Program students and instructors. During the program, pilots are on the most efficient path to an airline pilot career, starting with zero experience and graduating in just nine months.

Dedicated ramp space at the location will provide a home to a fleet of factory new Piper aircraft, as ATP begins accepting delivery of 100 new Archers in a second fleet order announced last year.

ATP's proven track record and established history operating out of Dallas has made them a leading provider of airline pilots to the American Airlines Group. Dallas-based Envoy Air, an American Airlines subsidiary, is the top destination for ATP graduates and more alumni have gone on to fly for American Airlines than any other major airline.

ATP is committed to providing students with the opportunity to get to the airlines first, with more options to take their career further, faster…

Michael Arnold

ATP Director of Marketing

"ATP is committed to providing students with the opportunity to get to the airlines first, with more options to take their career further, faster," said Michael Arnold, ATP's marketing director. "This investment in our Dallas-based students is key in supporting the hiring needs of American Airlines and accelerating the pilot career path to the largest U.S. airline."

Innovative programs like the Envoy Cadet Program offered through ATP provides students with a direct path to a career at American Airlines, while Tuition Reimbursement Programs with 11 other air carriers open more options for graduates to take their career to all of the major airlines.

ATP’s ground-breaking of the new training center comes just before a reception hosted by the ATP Alumni Association in Fort Worth, Texas, at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum. This networking event on September 25th is the association's second in 2019, recognizing and supporting ATP alumni.

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About ATP Flight School Training Pilots Since 1984

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 574 aircraft fly over 540,000 hours each year to provide over 12,000 FAA pilot certificates and ratings. 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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