ATP Flight School has broken ground on a new 25,835-square-foot pilot training center in Arlington, Texas. The facility increases ATP's Dallas footprint to support unprecedented airline hiring demand for ATP trained pilots.

With nearly 12,000 square feet of dedicated maintenance space underpinning 13,875 square feet of training facilities, the complex will be used exclusively by Airline Career Pilot Program students and instructors.

Dedicated ramp space at the location will provide a home to a fleet of factory-new Piper aircraft, as ATP begins accepting delivery of 100 new Archers in a second fleet order announced last year.

"This investment in our Dallas-based students is key in supporting the hiring needs of American Airlines and accelerating the pilot career path to the largest U.S. airline," said Michael Arnold, ATP's marketing director.

ATP’s ground-breaking of the new training center comes just before a reception hosted by the ATP Alumni Association in Fort Worth, Texas, at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum. This networking event on September 25th is the association's second in 2019, recognizing and supporting ATP alumni.