A second order of 100 Piper Archers by ATP Flight School was announced during Sun ‘n Fun, making it the largest Piper fleet operator in the world.
The school’s initial Archer order was placed in April of 2013 and included 15 Archer TX single-engine, piston-powered aircraft with the option for 85 additional Archers. ATP has exercised this option and has taken delivery of Piper Archers each year since, Piper says, and will reach 100 aircraft delivered by October 2018.
Now, with this second Archer TX order, ATP’s fleet will increase to more than 400 total aircraft—continuing to raise the school’s training capacity in an effort to solve the U.S. pilot shortage.
“As the leading provider of commercial pilots, this second 100-plane order will be invaluable in backing our commitment of providing airlines with a reliable pipeline of professionally trained pilots,” said ATP President Justin Dennis.