ATP Flight School expands fleet
Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced an agreement with long-term customer, ATP Flight School, for orders and options for up to 100 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft through 2023. The new aircraft will be supplementing and replacing aircraft in ATP’s current fleet of over 375 aircraft and adds to the 20 Skyhawks ATP has already taken delivery of over the last year.
The new Skyhawks will be used exclusively by students in ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program, as they become airline pilots amid the unprecedented demand for airline pilots. The stable flight characteristics, advanced avionics, and dispatch reliability of the airplane have made it a dependable training platform for ATP, who flies 31,000 flight hours per month.