ATP plans to train 20,000 pilots

The new Texas location augments the firm’s 30-year presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 13,875-square-foot facility includes classroom space, dedicated pilot briefing space, an advanced simulator bay with multiple flight training devices, and an adjoining 12,000-square-foot maintenance center.

The training center was developed for efficiency with an eye on the ATP Airline Career Pilot Program. “The increased capabilities of the new Arlington flight training center will be crucial in meeting the training demands of the post-pandemic pilot shortage,” said ATP Director of Marketing Michael Arnold.

ATP currently operates 62 locations and plans to train 20,000 airline pilots by 2030. The company is accepting delivery of 100 Piper Archer training aircraft ordered in 2018 and has hiring partnerships with 30 regional airlines.


David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot

AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings and a tailwheel endorsement. He is also a certificated remote pilot and co-host of the award-winning AOPA Hangar Talk podcast. David enjoys vintage aircraft and photography.

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