DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Southeastern Aviation Sciences Institute has recently added two new PA-44 Piper Seminole twin-engine training aircraft to its fleet. 

These new planes will be used to help advanced students operate a more complex type of aircraft. 

Educators say it was necessary to get the new planes so students would be ready to go to the airlines.

"They're learning to fly an airplane with two engines," said chief flight instructor Kyle Thomas. "A lot of training issues specific to the characteristics of the aircraft. The way it flies, aerodynamics is a little bit different. So, this is basically bringing it up a notch for us, you might say."

Southeastern's fleet now has a total of 20 aircraft.