ATP Flight School opened an advanced pilot training center at Arlington Municipal Airport near Dallas that may help stem a pilot shortage that temporarily waned but did not halt during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.