DALLAS — ATP Flight School has purchased a majority ownership interest in Higher Power Aviation, marking ATP’s entry into the transport-category type rating business.
Higher Power Aviation (HPA) is a DFW-based simulator training center offering initial type rating and recurrent training to airline, corporate, military, government and individual aircrew for all models of the Boeing B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767, DC-9, MD-80, and Airbus A320.
The Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Training Program will be the first product jointly developed by the ATP-HPA partnership. Upon FAA program approval, ATP-HPA expects to price the training program competitively for both individual and airline customers, company officials noted.
“ATP has been the largest provider of ATP certification for over 30 years. Partnering with Higher Power Aviation will ensure that ATP is able to continue providing cost-effective ATP Certification under the new FAA regulations that become effective in August,” said Derrick Dennis, president of ATP.
Additional training programs will include Boeing and Airbus Type Ratings and Aircraft Dispatcher Courses.