LAKELAND, FL, April 12, 2021 – 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.”


About the Piper Archer TX

As a classroom, the Piper Archer TX provides students everything needed to learn to fly safely. Standard instrumentation includes the Garmin G1000 NXi glass cockpit system, a perfect mixture of low workload and high technology. Piper’s specially created flight school interior, designed to withstand the rigors of flight training, is standard, and the option for factory-installed air conditioning adds to the Archer’s appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by the 180 hp Lycoming 0-360-A4M and offers 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed.


About ATP Flight School

ATP is the nation’s largest flight school, providing students with the most efficient path to a successful airline pilot career. For over 35 years, ATP has been the leader in professional flight training and supplying pilots to airlines.


About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, M350, and Matrix – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole, and Seneca aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Unparalleled service and support is offered through a network of 38 dealers and nearly 100 service centers worldwide.  All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.


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