ATP is currently taking delivery of factory-new Piper Archer TX single-engine advanced training aircraft, all of which are equipped with Garmin G500 glass cockpit avionics suites. Several of these new Archers are being sent to ATP’s Texas Flight Training Centers for our students to fly and train in. ATP will also invite prospective students to fly them in our Intro Flight Program.
Maintaining a standardized fleet, all of the Archers are equipped with Garmin G500 glass cockpit avionics suites. The G500 is a PFD/MFD dual-screen electronic flight display. Dual 6.5-in. LCDs, mounted side-by-side in the bezel, put both Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multifunction Display (MFD) capabilities directly in instructor and student field of view to help streamline instrument scanning and enhance situational awareness.
In addition to the initial firm order for 25 aircraft, ATP has options for 75 additional Archers for delivery in the future. These will be the first single-engine Piper training aircraft in ATP’s fleet as it transitions to predominately Piper training aircraft.