ATP Flight School took delivery of five Cessna 172 Skyhawks this week, bringing its total fleet to 500 piston-powered singles. Equipped with Garmin’s G1000 NXi integrated flight deck, the Skyhawks are used for the school’s airline pilot training and career development programs in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
“Reaching the milestone of a fleet of 500 aircraft is significant, not only in terms of scale, but also for the operational support needed to provide a safe and reliable training environment for our students,” said Michael Arnold, Chief Marketing Officer. of ATP. “The capabilities and advancement of ATP’s Flight Operations Center mirror those of the airlines, with maintenance, flight operations, flight safety, flight standards and quality assurance teams working at unison to promote a high level of safety and support for our students.”
The fleet expansion will increase the ATP’s ability to train 20,000 airline pilots by 2030, the school said. 85 additional devices should be handed over to the ATP in 2023 and 2024.