ATP Takes Delivery of Eight Cessna 172s

The flight school’s training fleet logs 30,000 hours per month.

Cessna 172
The Cessna 172 is one of ATP’s primary single-engine training airplanes.ATP Flight School

ATP Flight School accepted delivery of eight new Garmin G-1000 NXi-equipped Cessna 172 Skyhawks from Textron Aviation during the week of September 1. This brings the number of training aircraft at ATP to more than 410 around the world. ATP said in a news release that its expansion is still being driven by the long-term demand for airline pilots despite the current COVID-19 pandemic. “As the industry recovers, current projections estimate that future demand for qualified pilots exceeds the industry’s existing capabilities—a deficiency ATP is solving with the investment in new training aircraft, expanded locations, and access to historically low rates for financing career training.” The ATP fleet flies nearly 30,000 flight hours each month from some 50 different locations.

“Despite industry changes, ATP remains committed to providing students with the most efficient path to a successful airline pilot career,” said Michael Arnold, director of marketing, ATP Flight School. “That means adding new competitive qualifications to the Airline Career Pilot Program, such as full-motion Boeing and Airbus simulator experience in the ATP CTP stage ensuring access to the best new aircraft. Our students recognize that becoming an airline pilot starts now, and ATP continues to invest in the resources they need to be competitive and ready for tomorrow’s hiring.”

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