Green Squadron Pilot
The fantastic thing about the Green Squadron Pilot is that you can equip it with the Title card A-wing Test Pilot, providing a pilot skill 3 ship with access to an EPT. This is great for cheap EPT's such as Trick Shot, Snap Shot, and Crack Shot.
Of course, Autothrusters is a surefire way to increase survivability and is affordable after taking Chardaan Refit. Get a few of these moving near a target to trigger Snap Shot, and the enemy may just take a chunk of damage before the combat phase even begins.