Leading US flight training organisation, ATP Flight School, is building an advanced flight training centre at the Arlington Municipal Airport near Dallas, Texas, specially designed for airline pilot development.
ATP has a 30 year track record operating in the Dallas area, placing more pilots with American Airlines and Envoy Air than any other major or regional airline.
“Every aspect of the new 13,875sqft training centre is optimised,” said ATP.
“Ample classroom and dedicated briefing space allow students to safely train in person, with a proven airline-oriented curriculum delivered by ATP’s nationally awarded instructors.
“Adjoining the facility will be a new 12,000sqft maintenance centre to ensure students stay on track with unparalleled access to reliable, dispatch-ready aircraft.”
Students complete their training at ATP Jets, with full-motion Airbus or Boeing simulator experience.
“The projected demand for airline pilots caused by mandatory retirements over the next 10 years outstrips the training industry’s current capabilities,” said Michael Arnold, director of marketing, ATP Flight School.
“Investing in new facilities will ensure a stable pipeline of qualified pilots to meet demand and is essential to providing students with the resources, opportunity, and competitive qualifications they need for career success.”
As construction continues, ATP is accepting the delivery of new Cessna and Piper aircraft to its fleet of 410+. Each new aircraft will be equipped with the latest glass cockpit Garmin G1000 NXi avionics.