ATP Flight School is poised to take delivery of the first of twenty-five (25) Archers for 2021. This aircraft is part of their second 100 aircraft order with Piper Aircraft. The order for 100 aircraft, with a retail value of $37, million was placed in 2018. ATP is the leading supplier of pilots to the nation’s airlines and operates the largest fleet of flight training aircraft in the world, with 425 planes in operation the majority of which are Piper products.
“We are delighted with ATP’s continued confidence in Piper Aircraft and our trainer products as they expand their business. Their consistent pace of aircraft orders and deliveries is at testament to the training equipment that we manufacture but also an indication that demand for commercial pilots is returning as the pandemic begins to subside,” said Ron Gunnarson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. “We look forward to working with ATP as they continue their commitment of providing well trained pilots for the commercial aviation industry.”
“Airline hiring is accelerating, and anticipated demand for pilots exceeds the current capabilities of the flight training industry,” said Michael Arnold, Director of Marketing, ATP Flight School. “ATP continues to invest in providing students with the best training fleet in the industry, so they can efficiently achieve their certification goals and get to the airlines first, with ATP’s proven paths to all major airlines.”