ATP Flight School has announced that it has accepted delivery of eight Piper Archer TX aircraft. According to the school, the Archers will be going into service at ATP’s Dallas location in order to support the Envoy Air Cadet Program. Through the Cadet Program, American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air offers financial assistance and a spot in a new-hire class for ATP Flight School students who successfully complete program requirements. ATP became an official Envoy Cadet partner in July 2018.
“ATP has placed over 500 pilots with Envoy Air and has the most pilots enrolled in the Cadet Program,” said ATP President Justin Dennis. “We are proud to make this investment to support our students’ and instructors’ success and to support the pilot supply for Envoy and American.”
The new aircraft, which are all equipped with Garmin’s G1000 NXi, are part of a deal for up to 100 Archers announced by Piper and ATP last year. The school is scheduled to take delivery of an additional 22 Archers during 2019. ATP Flight School currently operates a fleet of more than 360 aircraft—including 114 Archers—from 37 flight training centers across the U.S.