Longtime Cessna customer ATP Flight Schools has reached an agreement for orders and options of up to 100 Skyhawk 172 piston singles through 2023, Textron Aviation announced today at EAA AirVenture. The new airplanes will supplement and replace ATP’s fleet of more than 375 aircraft and add to the 20 new Skyhawks it has already taken delivery of in the past year. Monthly fleet flight hours at ATP average 31,000.
“Continuing to invest in our students’ success with this fleet order allows us to put the best training aircraft into their hands, setting the foundation they’ll carry with them throughout their careers as they go on to fly for our airline partners and every major U.S. airline,” said ATP president Justin Dennis.
According to Textron Aviation, more than 44,000 Skyhawks have been placed into service worldwide over the years.
“For more than two decades, the Cessna Skyhawk has led the light piston segment in deliveries, and we are thrilled that one of the largest Skyhawk fleet operators in the world, ATP Flight School, continues to select the platform to modernize its fleet,” said Textron Aviation v-p of piston sales Chris Crow.