ATP Flight School Declines Renewal of Arizona State University Partnership

ATP Flight School Declines Renewal of Arizona State University Partnership to Meet Demand for Airline Career Pilot Program

Mesa, AZ — November 21, 2022

ATP Flight School announces that it will no longer continue as Arizona State University's flight training provider after being offered a five-year contract. The decision will not impact current ASU students enrolled in ATP's flight training program. ATP remains committed to their training and career success and will continue to provide them with the proven training that made the ten-year-long partnership with ASU successful.

After much consideration, ATP decided to best serve the interests of aspiring pilots seeking the most direct pathway to an airline career and meet airline hiring demand for ATP-trained pilots. In a rapidly evolving industry driven by a national pilot shortage, the ASU Professional Flight Program was no longer in alignment with ATP's mission of providing students with the most efficient path to a successful airline pilot career. ATP has elected to allocate all resources towards accelerated training in its proven Airline Career Pilot Program.

“ATP appreciates the opportunity to have worked with Arizona State University and to have been pivotal in developing a leading collegiate program since first establishing the partnership in 2012,” said Josh Klein, program manager and regional director of training support at ATP Flight School. “We are proud of the career outcomes we delivered for ASU and are thankful to the students who entrusted their training to us. The ASU Professional Flight Program represented about 3% of ATP’s total student enrollment, and while we currently must focus all available resources to meet the overwhelming demand for ATP's Fast Track training model, we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with ASU in new ways in the future.”

ATP is committed to training 20,000 airline pilots by 2030 and providing hiring solutions to its 30-plus regional and major airline partners. To support the training success of the 2,000 currently-enrolled Airline Career Pilot Program students, ATP recently took delivery of its 500th aircraft and has an additional 85 new aircraft on order.

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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 592 aircraft fly over 536,000 hours each year to provide over 12,200 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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