ATP Flight School, located in Jacksonville, Florida, has announced has accepted delivery of eight new Cessna Skyhawk pistons from Kansas-based Textron Aviation Inc., the company said.
The Garmin G1000 NXi-equipped aircraft join the largest training fleet in the world, now over 410 aircraft.
The next generation of pilots are training to fly the new Cessna Skyhawk aircraft in ATP´s Airline Career Pilot Program. 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 Cessna Skyhawk piston has been a proven platform in the ATP fleet, which flies nearly 30,000 flight hours each month from 50 locations.