With the delivery of a fresh-out-of-the-factory Piper Archer this Thursday, ATP Flight School brought its training fleet up to 300 aircraft. The plane is the 80th Archer of an order of 100 that ATP placed as part of a three-year agreement with Piper Aircraft. The new Garmin G500-equipped Archer keeps up the school’s expansion momentum—it has been acquiring aircraft at a rate of one per month.
ATP Flight School, founded in 1984, primarily focuses on training pilots with plans to pursue airline and commercial flying careers. It has 42 locations across the country. In addition to the Archers, the school flies 100 Piper Seminoles, a few Diamond Stars, 112 Skyhawks, and a CitationJet. ATP reports that its fleet of 300 clocks more than 15,000 flight hours per month and around 5,200 FAA certificates are earned yearly. There are currently more than 700 student enrolled and around 300 flight instructors on staff.
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