AeroGuard Flight Training Center Takes Delivery of First 5 Planes from 90 Aircraft Order with Piper Aircraft

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AeroGuard Flight Training Center, a leading flight school dedicated to training future commercial airline pilots from around the globe, is excited to announce the delivery of the first five planes from its 90 aircraft order with Piper Aircraft.

AeroGuard placed a 90 aircraft order with Piper in late 2023, acknowledging the significant growth its domestic and international programs have seen this past year. Last month, AeroGuard added another 4 planes to its fleet, pushing their total aircraft past 100 planes. Now as AeroGuard takes delivery of these new Piper Archers, it nears 110 planes in its fleet.

With strong existing airline partnerships with global airlines like Cathay Pacific, Air India, and China Airlines training their Cadet Pilots, plus a domestic partnership with SkyWest Airlines, the largest regional airline in the U.S., AeroGuard remains a clear choice for airlines to train and prepare future professional pilots for the airline industry.

Beyond aircraft acquisition, AeroGuard also continues to expand its training capacity and resources to meet incoming student demand. Domestically, AeroGuard’s Pilot Pathway Program and its program with Arizona State University train hundreds of pilots, many of which become flight instructors to build their experience to 1,000 or 1,500 hours required for hire at U.S. airlines. AeroGuard has created a seamless path for its students to train in a quality environment, become a flight instructor to build their hours, and transition to their careers at the airlines, with 250+ Instructors currently employed.

AeroGuard’s CEO, Joel Davidson, shared “AeroGuard is excited to take delivery of these first five planes from our 90-aircraft order with Piper Aircraft, recognizing our growth and position in this industry. The addition of these new planes will continue to build our training capabilities and ensure our students receive the highest standard of pilot education while working towards their professional careers. These aircraft and further acquisition emphasize AeroGuard’s commitment to excellence in flight training and preparing the next generation of pilots for successful careers with leading airlines.”

Over the past year, AeroGuard has also expanded its physical space across its three U.S. campuses as it prepares to train up to 2,000 students. With a commitment to safety and student success, AeroGuard will continue expanding its fleet with further aircraft acquisition to support the school’s students as they build the skills, knowledge, and experience they need for long and successful careers at the airlines.

In picking up this first delivery of its 90 aircraft order, several AeroGuard flight instructors traveled to Piper’s headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida to pick up the Archers and bring them safely back to AeroGuard’s Phoenix, Arizona, USA campus.


About AeroGuard Flight Training Center:

AeroGuard Flight Training Center is a global leader in ab initio flight training with three U.S. campuses that offer accelerated commercial pilot training programs to candidates from all over the world. With a commitment to safety and student success, AeroGuard’s high quality training has established airline-ready cadets for over 20 years with more than one million flight hours of training experience and graduating over 7,000 cadets.

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