ATP's Current Response to COVID-19
Jacksonville Beach, FL — Updated: May 26, 2020
This update provides details on actions ATP is taking in response to the COVID-19 risk while continuing flight training operations and the effects of federal, state, or local regulations on individual training centers.
Class Change Notice
ATP allows for a one-time class date change, at your discretion, without a penalty. If your class date is delayed for reasons related to COVID-19, the Training Support team will work with you to reschedule a date and no additional deposit will be required.
Sanitization and Facility Guidelines
ATP is diligently working to ensure a clean and sanitized working environment for all personnel and students and are taking the following actions:
- Providing disinfecting supplies to each training center, including commercial-grade disinfectant and disinfectant wipes.
- Coordinating the addition of disinfecting services to routine cleaning processes at each training center. These additional services will include the application of a commercial-grade disinfectant to all contact surfaces to include desks, tables, chairs, faucets, toilet handles, doorknobs, light switches, and appliances and will be performed every time the facilities are cleaned.
- Identifying a robust response plan to any positive case of COVID-19 at any training center or in any housing units to ensure that the affected spaces are deep-disinfected as rapidly and effectively as possible.
- ATP's vendors will utilize an electrostatic spray application of disinfectants. This technique is an approved disinfectant technique and has been used extensively and effectively to combat the spread of virus borne illness in both schools and hospitals. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface that is targeted. In a few areas where this technique might not be available, an approved vendor will be utilized that follows all CDC recommended disinfection guidelines. This technique is just as effective as the electrostatic spray but is more time-consuming.
- Installing commercial hand sanitizer dispensers for all training centers.
- Providing sanitizing wipes for use in the aircraft cockpits and simulators. The wipes include sanitizer rated as 99.999% effective and will be sent to every training center.
In accordance with CDC Guidelines and to comply with minimum operational personnel, training center facilities are to be used only as necessary to accommodate:
- Personal hygiene
- Access to the flight line
- Simulator training
- Minimal Required Flight Planning
Curriculum and Training Materials
All curriculum and training materials are provided to students online in their Student Extranet to facilitate distance learning for ground school subjects. Additional live webinar training will be made available in the coming weeks. Group Ground lessons are now provided exclusively via ATP’s Elevate Webinar Series.
Pilot Career Outlook
The long term airline pilot career outlook remains bright. ATP plans to maintain normal operations and support students’ and instructors’ career success.
Training Center Status Operations Impacted by COVID-19
Listed below is the current training center status as a result of COVID‑19:
Class Dates Unaffected Class Dates Impacted
|Phoenix - Scottsdale (SDL)|
|Phoenix - Mesa (IWA)|
|Long Beach (LGB)|
|Colorado Springs (COS)|
|Daytona Beach (DAB)|
|Fort Lauderdale (FXE)|
|Fort Myers (FMY)|
|Atlanta - Lawrenceville (LZU)|
|Atlanta - Peachtree Dekalb (PDK)|
|Atlanta - Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field (FFC)|
|Long Island (ISP)|
|Austin - Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU)|
|Dallas - McKinney (TKI)|
|Dallas - Addison (ADS)|
|Dallas - Arlington (GKY)|
|San Antonio (SAT)|
|Salt Lake City - Ogden (OGD)|