FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023
Addison, TX: The Thrust Flight Group, a leading flight school based at Addison Airport, is thrilled to announce the purchase of 20 brand new Piper Archer TX aircraft and 2 brand new Piper Seminoles for its flight training fleet. This $13 million investment not only allows the school to expand its operations to new locations but also accommodates the rapidly growing demand for its innovative Zero Time to Airline (ZTA) program.
These state-of-the-art Piper Aircraft add to the 12 Piper Archer TX aircraft Thrust Flight received in 2022. With an additional 8 Archers and 2 additional Piper Seminole aircraft due to arrive in 2023, Thrust Flight’s fleet continues to expand to meet the pilot training demand in the market. This will expand Thrust Flight’s fleet to over 50 aircraft
Each of these aircraft come equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and feature air-conditioning for ultimate student comfort while training. These cutting-edge aircraft also come equipped with state-of-the-art autopilot systems, an investment that sets Thrust Flight apart from the majority of flight schools that don’t provide extensive training on autopilot systems.
The Piper Archers will be used by students in almost every stage of their flight training, but the Seminoles are specifically used for the multi-engine course at their Denison, TX location. This course is booked months in advance, so the addition will help open up more opportunities for students to train with Thrust Flight.
“We take pride in providing the safest and best-equipped aircraft for our students to train in throughout the industry. Our commitment to providing comfortable and technologically advanced training sets us apart from other flight schools and has led to significant growth throughout our programs.” says Patrick Arnzen, CEO at Thrust Flight. “This is also part of our ongoing goal to keep our entire training fleet less than 5 years old.”
The expansion of Thrust Flight’s fleet comes at a crucial time, as the aviation industry faces a surge in demand for new pilots over the next decade. As a trusted provider of flight training, Thrust Flight is committed to meeting this demand by offering accessible, high-quality training to those who dream of a career in aviation. Keep an eye out for announcements about additional Thrust Flight locations coming soon.
These new aircraft will arrive in 2025 from the Piper Aircraft factory in Vero Beach, FL. They will be used at Thrust Flight’s two locations at Addison Airport and North Texas Regional Airport, plus future expansion sites.
About Thrust Flight
Thrust Flight is a leading professional flight academy with locations at Addison Airport and North Texas Regional Airport. They offer flight instruction services for many different aviation ratings and certificates. Through their Zero Time to Airline® program, they prepare flight students for a career at the airlines. To learn more about Thrust Flight, visit the company’s website at www.thrustflight.com.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance, value, and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX, and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole, and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com.