December 31, 2008
By Ian J. Twombly
Airline Transport Professionals, the national flight school dedicated to career pilot training, announced Dec. 30 that it had refunded up to $2,500 in fuel surcharges to its Airline Career Pilot Program students.
“ATP is the only flight training company to pass cash rebates on to their students due to the recent fuel cost savings,” said Jim Koziarski, ATP vice president of flight operations.
According to the company, the refund was possible because at the time the students enrolled, aviation fuel was more than $6 a gallon. Because aviation fuel prices lag behind other fuel sources, the rebate wasn’t possible until fuel recently went below $4.50 a gallon, the company said. The rebate applies to all students who enrolled at mid-2008 pricing, and the course price has been lowered for those students who plan to start in 2009.
ATP operates the nation’s largest multiengine training fleet out of 20 nationwide locations.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
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