ATP Orders 40 More Skyhawks


ATP Flight School has signed an agreement with Textron Aviation to add 40 Cessna 172 Skyhawks to its fleet. The aircraft, which will be used for the school’s Airline Career Pilot Program, are slated for delivery in 2025. The purchase agreement follows an order for 55 172s placed by ATP in October 2022.

“With 95 Skyhawks on order, ATP is committed to providing students with unparalleled access to a modern and advanced fleet, so they can achieve their airline career goals on the fastest timeline possible,” said Michael Arnold, ATP Flight School vice president of marketing. “ATP’s nationwide fleet operates over a half million flight hours annually, with the oversight and support from ATP’s safety, maintenance, and flight operations quality assurance teams.”

ATP currently operates 82 training centers across the U.S., noting that it is aiming to have trained 20,000 airline pilots by 2030. The school fleet of 528 aircraft includes Piper Archers, Cessna 172 Skyhawks and Piper Seminoles. ATP plans to take delivery of 85 additional aircraft by the end of 2024.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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  1. Great articles. Would be much more informative if some cost parameters were included.

  2. Here dude…you do the math!
    “A brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawk costs $432,000 in 2023.”

    • One would hope they got a volume discount! Forty Skyhawks is probably almost a whole year’s production for Textron. The actual price on large deals like this are never made public because the manufacturer doesn’t want the details revealed. I used to work with large power companies that would purchase big gas turbine generators from GE and Siemens. The cost would vary depending on how many units were ordered, but they never sold at list price.

      • Was hoping we might get a “sources familiar with the transaction priced a single unit at …. ” since we’re talking to an aviation reporter for a major outlet.