ATP Flight School, a private training company, has announced it has taken delivery of six new Piper Archer TXs, the company said.
The school has renewed a 100-aircraft order with Piper Aircraft, Inc.
ATP operates the largest fleet of 402 flight training aircraft, the majority of which are Pipers.
Despite the setback from COVID-19, the airline industry anticipates a recovery and strong long-term demand for airline pilots. Over 80,000 US airline pilots will be forced to retire at age 65 over the next 20 years, in addition to those taking early retirement.
ATP has opened six locations in 2020 and plans to add five more before the end of the year. The new Piper aircraft provide ATP students access to a reliable, technologically advanced training platform.