ATP Flight School Takes Delivery of Six New Piper Archers and Signs Purchase Agreement for 100 Piper Trainers
Jacksonville Beach, FL — July 20, 2020
ATP Flight School accepted delivery of six new Piper Archer TXs and renewed a 100-aircraft order with Piper Aircraft, Inc. ATP operates the largest fleet of 447 flight training aircraft, the majority of which are Pipers.
Despite the setback from COVID-19, the airline industry anticipates a recovery and strong long-term demand for airline pilots. Over 80,000 U.S. airline pilots will be forced to retire at age 65 over the next 20 years, in addition to those taking early retirement.
Anticipated airline pilot demand exceeds the current capabilities of the flight training industry…
"Anticipated airline pilot demand exceeds the current capabilities of the flight training industry," said Michael Arnold, Director of Marketing, ATP Flight School. "ATP continues to invest in our graduates' careers with the best flight training fleet in the industry."
ATP has opened six locations in 2020, and plans to add five more before the end of the year. The new Piper aircraft provide ATP students access to a reliable, technologically-advanced training platform.
ATP continues to expand as one of the largest private training organizations in the United States. Piper Aircraft is delighted to be part of their continued growth.…
“ATP continues to expand as one of the largest private training organizations in the United States. Piper Aircraft is delighted to be part of their continued growth. The Archer and Seminole are durable training products that feature advanced avionics technology which make them ideally suited to the demands of their rigorous training programs,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We look forward to continuing to work with ATP as they continue their commitment of providing well trained pilots for the commercial aviation industry.”
It takes about two years to earn the certification and flight experience necessary for airline pilot employment. With historic low interest rates offered by ATP's lenders, many students are investing in career training today so they are ready for the hiring that will take place in the future.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, and the M350 offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Warrior, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Unparalleled service and support is offered through a network of 38 dealers and nearly 100 service centers worldwide. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.