GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 8, 2016 – L-3 Aviation Products and ATP Flight School announced today that L-3’s Lynx® NGT-9000 has been selected as the ADS-B solution for 100 of the school’s 250-plus training aircraft, with the option for additional units as the fleet expands. Deliveries of the Lynx units will continue through the end of 2016, ahead of the 2020 ADS-B mandate.
“L-3 is pleased to partner with ATP, a national flight school, and we are extremely excited that after extensive evaluation of the ADS-B solutions available in the marketplace, ATP selected L-3’s Lynx system as the best choice,” said Larry Riddle, L-3 Aviation Products’ vice president of marketing and sales for General Aviation.
The ATP fleet consists of Piper and Cessna twin- and single-engine aircraft, which will be equipped with the Lynx NGT-9000 plus options, including L-3’s ADS-B Traffic Advisory System (ATAS) with aural alerting and its Class B embedded Terrain Awareness Warning System (eTAWS). The installation of the NGT-9000 in ATP’s fleet will provide students in the flight school with the latest in ADS-B technology – enhancing safety and increasing situational awareness as they train for professional airline pilot careers.
“ATP is dedicated to providing Airline Career Pilot Program students with the necessary resources, safety and technology they need to prepare for successful airline pilot careers,” said Justin Dennis, ATP vice president. “This investment in avionics is a demonstration of that commitment and we are pleased to partner with L-3 to bring the technology of tomorrow into the hands of our students today.”
L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 is the first ADS-B touchscreen transponder to offer a software suite of NextGen situational awareness features, including traffic and weather data. The unit displays NEXRAD graphical and textual weather, as well as moving maps. Up-to-the-minute Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), and Winds and Temps Aloft data are also included.
ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. Addressing the pilot shortage, airlines attract new pilots to the industry with ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program, where airlines sponsor a portion of pilots’ flight training loan repayment. ATP also provides type rating certification across most of the Boeing and Airbus fleet, including ATP CTP certification. ATP’s 266 aircraft fly 150,000 hours annually to provide more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates each year. As America’s largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation’s regional airlines. To learn more about ATP, visit www.atpflightschool.com.
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics. L-3 AP manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products that sets the standard for next-generation requirements, including configurable voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems and processors. L-3 AP also offers aftermarket services, including MRO and integrated performance-based logistics for military and commercial systems. To learn more about L-3 Aviation Products, please visit www.L-3com.com/aviationproducts.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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