ATP Flight School Expands Cessna 172 Skyhawks Fleet

Textron Aviation Announces Order for 55 Cessna Skyhawks To Support Pilot Training for ATP Flight School

Wichita, KS — October 13, 2022

Textron Aviation today announced an agreement with ATP Flight School for the purchase of 55 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft. The piston aircraft will add to ATP’s existing fleet of nearly 200 Skyhawks, across 76 training centers nationwide.

The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“This order announcement demonstrates our continued long-term relationship we have with ATP in support of their flight training needs,” said Chris Crow, Vice President, Textron Aviation Piston Sales. “For more than six decades, the legendary Cessna Skyhawk has been one of the world’s top training aircraft. We are thrilled to see these aircraft utilized to inspire the next generation of professional pilots.”

…For more than six decades, the legendary Cessna Skyhawk has been one of the world’s top training aircraft. We are thrilled to see these aircraft utilized to inspire the next generation of professional pilots.

Chris Crow

Vice President — Textron Aviation Piston Sales

Deliveries of the 55 aircraft will begin in late 2023 and continue throughout 2024.

The new Skyhawks will be utilized by students in ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program, as they train on the most efficient path towards becoming airline pilots amid unprecedented demand for airline pilots. The stable flight characteristics, advanced avionics, and proven dispatch reliability of the Cessna Skyhawk make it a dependable training platform for ATP, who flies over 40,000 flight hours per month.

…The Skyhawk has proven to be an integral part of ATP’s fleet of 490 aircraft, which system wide delivers 480,000 flight hours and nearly 9,000 pilot certificates issued annually. The new order with Textron will be essential in continuing to provide students with the fastest path to gain certification…

Michael Arnold

Director of Marketing — ATP Flight School

“ATP takes pride in providing Airline Career Pilot Program students with one of the newest, most advanced safety-focused training fleets,” said ATP Flight School Director of Marketing, Michael Arnold. “The Skyhawk has proven to be an integral part of ATP’s fleet of 490 aircraft, which system wide delivers 480,000 flight hours and nearly 9,000 pilot certificates issued annually. The new order with Textron will be essential in continuing to provide students with the fastest path to gain certification and start their careers as airline pilots.”

About the Cessna Skyhawk 172

The Cessna Skyhawk is considered the aircraft of choice for pilot training, and it is the most popular single-engine aircraft in aviation history. Since the aircraft first took flight in 1955, over 45,000 Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world – more than any other aircraft in the industry. The single-engine four-seat, high-wing Skyhawk is renowned for offering the best combination of modern features, including the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics with wireless connectivity, a standard angle-of-attack display system, and proven dependability.

About Textron Aviation Inc.

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight. For more information, visit www.txtav.com.

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