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Pan Am International Flight Academy Participating in Orlando WATS 2013 February 20, 2013

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Feb 20, 2013, MIAMI–Pan Am International Flight Academy is a featured training participant at the annual World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow 2013 (WATS) being held April 16 -18 in Orlando, Florida.
 
This three-day aviation event is the world's biggest gathering of aviation training professionals. The four conference streams at WATS include International Pilots, Regional Pilots, Cabin Crew, and Maintenance. Participants will hear from industry experts including keynote speaker Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator, who will discuss current issues facing the industry. A significant portion of this conference will cover FAA training standards, simulator qualifications, and training Pilot School with flight training for type ratings on b737 and a320requirements.  Other topics include Regional Airline Training and the new regulatory environment, international training and the global demand for qualified pilots, maintenance training, international cabin training, and a focus on Latin America aviation operations. Organizers expect 900 overall participants from 50 countries representing 90 airlines, over a dozen international regulators, and nearly 70 exhibitors.
 
Pan Am International Flight Academy, a world leader in comprehensive training for the world’s largest airlines, will discuss current requirements and training issues facing airlines today, both nationally under the FAA authority, as well as international trends and growth challenges.
 
B737 and a320 type ratings offered at pan am academy flight schoolMr. Gregory Darrow, Pan Am's Senior Director of Sales states, “We’re pleased to participate in WATS. Many of the participants are our customers. We’ll be on hand to offer the expertise and support they require. As a leader in aviation training, we provide the most comprehensive training programs, on more aircraft types than any other trainer. In fact Pan Am has the most diverse fleet of full-motion simulators in the world. We know what it takes to meet the needs of airlines—we’ve been doing this for over 80 years, from recurrent training on the latest B-777, to maintenance, flight crew, cabin crew, and flight attendant training.”

Darrow concludes, “We’ve always been about meeting the needs of customers. At a conference like this, clients get a clear vision of what’s required to move forward. Then it’s our job to make it happen for them.” The company trains on all major aircraft types including: B707, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777, MD-80, DC-9, DC-8, Saab 340, MD-11, DC-10, A300, A320, A330, A340, CRJ-200, CRJ-700 / 900, EMB-170, EMB-190, Cessna Caravan.
 
As the only surviving division of Pan American Airways, Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the world's most experienced training companies. For more information visit our website at http://www.PanAmAcademy.com
 
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Pan Am Participates in Global Pilot Career Fair in Miami – Jan. 11/12 January 10, 2013

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Miami Jan 9, 2013 — Pan Am International Flight Academy will be participating in the Global Pilot Career Conference & Job Fair being held in Miami Florida January 11-12, 2013, where airlines will be making presentations on their companies and holding job interviews for open pilot positions.
 
Fridays scheduled events are focused solely on large Commercial Jet opportunities, followed up by Saturday’s agenda including pilot opportunities in the Regional Jet market.
 
Along with world training leader Pan Am, airlines participating in the convention include: All Nippon Airways, United Airlines, Air China, Okay Airways, Skymark Airlines, as well as a half dozen others. Airborne Global, representing China’s Postal Service will also be interviewing candidates to fly mail routes there.
 
 “Pan Am has been invited to participate to provide pilots participating in interviews with information and training options,” states Gregory Darrow, Pan Am International Flight Academy’s Senior Director of Sales and Marketing.  “We’re the bridge between the job applicant and the airline. Our job is to help these pilots complete any lacking certifications or training to close the gap and seal the deal. We’re also there to support the airlines, many of whom are our clients who we provide regular training for.”
 
Convention organizer FAPA (Future and Active Pilot Advisors) is anticipating a large crowd for this two day Job Fair. In recent years, there has been a shortage of qualified pilots, especially overseas in Asia where growth has outpaced training. The Chinese have sought to solve this problem by looking for qualified pilots in the U.S. who are willing to work abroad.
 
Pan Am recently returned from China as an official delegate of the U.S. Aviation Trade Mission seeking to build on the aviation business rapidly growing there. Headquartered in Miami Florida, Pan Am is one of the largest and most experienced pilot and airline training organizations, with its origins in Pan American World Airways. The company offers airlines and individuals training on over 60 full-flight simulators with courses for Pilots, Flight Attendant, Cabin Crew, ATC, Mechanic, and Aircraft Dispatchers.
 
Pan Am will be holding a drawing each day during the fair to award a Boeing 737 or Airbus 320 Type rating.  Entries forms and information can be found at the Pan Am booth. Winners will be able to choose between either fleet type.
 
Information on the conference can be found at: http://www.fapa.aero/jobs/default.asp?conf=MIA13 
 
For information on Pan Am International Flight Academy, please visit: http://www.PanAmAcademy.com
 
 
Contact:    Gregory Darrow
Office:        303-394-2118
E-mail:      GDarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Pan Am Announces Purchase of Airline Career Academy (ACA) Flight School January 9, 2013

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Miami Jan 8, 2013 — Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today that it has acquired Airline Career Academy (ACA), a leading pilot training academy specializing in JAA/EASA and FAA Ab Initio training. ACA will be integrated into Pan Am’s operations to offer world class professional pilot training programs that enhance Pan Am’s core business of comprehensive solutions for airlines. The acquisition was finalized December 31st and all training will continue to operate under the Pan Am International Flight Academy brand with no interruption of service.

Private Pilots and Instrument Rating Pilots Train At Pan Am Academy Flight SchoolAirline Career Academy was established in 1995 and trains an estimated 250 pilots annually. Through this acquisition, the Academy is approved to deliver JAA/EASA and FAA initial pilot training at Pan Am’s new facilities in Kissimmee/Orlando, Merritt Island, and Ft. Lauderdale Florida, supported with offices in Costa Rica, UK, Italy and Spain. “We have always been impressed with ACA’s operations,” said Vito Cutrone, Pan Am’s Chief Executive Officer.  For airlines and pilot candidates, Pan Am now offers complete JAA/EASA and FAA cadet pilot training packages from zero flight time thru airline type ratings. Cutrone continued, “We’re pleased to have made this acquisition and look forward to bringing all the talented ACA people into the Pan Am family…”

Student Pilots Receive Flight Training at Pan Am Academy Flight SchoolThe company provides private, instrument and commercial multi-engine training with a fleet of approximately 50 aircraft, including single engine Cessna 172SP’s, 172 G1000’s, Piper Cadets, Warriors and Arrows, as well as multi engine Beechcraft Duchesses and Piper Seminoles.   Marc Issott, CEO of ACA, joining Pan Am’s Executive team as Senior Vice President states “Pan Am and ACA have many of the same high quality training principles and our strengths complement each other. It was a perfect fit bringing these two companies together.”  Mr. Saverio Francavilla, also joining Pan Am as Vice President Europe says "we are excited to expand the new Pan Am JAA ab-intio product throughout Europe and beyond."

Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest and most experienced pilot and airline training organizations, with its origins as the training division of Pan American World Airways. The company offers airlines and individuals training on over 60 full-flight simulators with courses for Pilots, Cabin Crew, Mechanics and Aircraft Dispatchers.

The company welcomes inquiries and interviews. For information on Pan Am International Flight Academy, please visit: www.PanAmAcademy.com/ab-initio-pilot-training

Contact:   Gregory Darrow
Office:      303-394-2118
E-mail:     Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Feature Article – Pan Am’s Gregory Darrow shares insights into todays aviation industry challenges December 19, 2012

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Aviation Trade Mission to China A Success. U.S. Delegation led by training leader Pan Am November 29, 2012

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Miami Nov. 27, 2012 — The U.S. Department of Commerce declared their recent Aviation Trade Mission with the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC), held the first two weeks of November, to be “successful on all fronts.” The group met in five major Chinese cities including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.
 
U.S. delegation members, including Pan Am International Flight Academy, a world leader in aviation training, held prescreened one-on-one meetings and networking sessions with Chinese partners and key aviation decision-makers from the Chinese government and industry with a common goal to promote business between U.S. commercial aviation and Chinese airlines and manufacturers struggling to keep pace with China’s rapid growth. China is the world’s fastest growing civil aviation sector and is expected to add 5,000 new aircraft valued at $600 billion over the next 20 years.

Pan Am and the US-Aviation Trade Mission with the Chinese CAAC

Pan Am and the US-Aviation Trade Mission with the Chinese CAAC

The Chinese delegation consisted of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC); Air China, China’s largest private airline; China Eastern Airlines; China Southern Airlines; OK Airlines; Aviation Industry Corporation of China, a state-owned aerospace and defense company employing over a half million people; COMAC, a Chinese aircraft manufacturer; and maintenance and repair companies AMECO and GAMECO.
 
China’s commercial aviation opportunities exist in multiple sectors, including tier one suppliers, niche‐parts manufacturing, airport design/construction, pilot and mechanic training and general aviation.
 
Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing of Pan Am International Flight Academy expressed his satisfaction with the trade mission and his company’s participation this way: “We’ve been in this business a long time and been involved in a lot of global business, starting with Pan Am’s contributions in bringing international travel to the world in the early days…but to be asked by the U.S. Department of Commerce to represent the best in American aviation training and safety procedures was a real honor. This opportunity, has in effect, solidified our relationship with many of the key decision-makers and airlines there. We see China as a tremendous opportunity for us and we were thrilled to have participated.”

Pan Am Presenting to the Director of the Civil-Aviation Authority of China

Pan Am Presenting to the Director of the Civil-Aviation Authority of China

 A scheduled stop during the 12-day mission included the China Air Show in Zhuhai China, endorsed by the Chinese central government, with 600 companies from 35 countries worldwide and more than 100,000 visitors. Delegates were honored to attend a special reception held at the show for the trade mission by US Ambassador to China, Gary Locke and U.S. Minister for Commercial Affairs to China, Mr. William Zarit.
 
Pan Am, one of only ten U.S. companies invited to participate, has the largest, most diverse fleet of full-motion jet simulators in the world, including the B737-300, B737NG, B747-400, B767-300, B777, and A320 for immediate training in Asia. They specialize in Type Rating Training for most international civil authorities, Airline Crew Training, Cabin Crew and Safety Training, Dispatcher Training, Aircraft Maintenance Training, ATC Training, and Aviation English Training.
 
The next scheduled cooperative aviation trade mission between the two countries is expected to be held sometime during the next year.
 
To learn more about the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission to China, visit:

http://export.gov/china/news/eg_cn_051850.asp

For information on Pan Am Academy, visit: http://www.PanAmAcademy.com
 
Contact:       Gregory Darrow
Office:          303-394-2118
E-mail:        Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

U.S. Aviation Delegation selects Pan Am International Flight Academy for China Trade Mission October 31, 2012

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Miami Oct.30, 2012 — The U.S. Commercial Service, a trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC), has invited Pan Am International Flight Academy, a global aviation training company headquartered in Miami, Florida, to participate in a joint Aviation Trade Mission next month in Beijing, China.

The trade mission delegation including Pan Am and other select U.S. companies within the aviation sector, will participate in China’s largest aviation trade show, being held November 7th – 14th in four cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai.

Delegates will join the U.S. Pavilion at the Zhuhai Airshow and participate in prescreened one-on-one meetings and networking sessions with Chinese partners and key aviation decision-makers from the Chinese government and industry. These include the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC), the Civil Aviation Industry of China (AVIC), Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), as well as key maintenance, repair and overhaul MROs like AMECO, GAMECO and MTU.

China is the world’s fastest growing civil aviation sector and is expected to add 5,000 new aircraft valued at $600 billion over the next 20 years. Commercial opportunities exist in multiple sectors, including tier‐one suppliers, niche‐parts manufacturing, airport design/construction, pilot and mechanic training and general aviation.

Participants will attend the Zhuhai Airshow, enhancing their profile at the only international aerospace trade show in China endorsed by the Chinese central government. The Zhuhai Airshow boasts attendees from over 600 companies from 35 countries, including the countries largest airlines, plus more than 100,000 trade visitors..

Pan Am International Flight Academy has been invited as one of a few qualified training academies certified to teach and produce qualified pilots flying within CAAC airspace. The company has over 80 years of experience in aviation training as the original training division of Pan American Airways and is a global leader, training governments and airlines personnel from around the world. Pan Am has the largest, most diverse fleet of full-motion jet simulators in the world.

Captain Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Pan Am, a member of the U.S. delegation states: “ China aviation is booming. The Chinese government and private carriers can’t keep up with growth demands for more planes and qualified pilots. The government is slowly moving away from long-held traditional training requirements and beginning to see the value and advantages of more modern practices including full-motion simulator time. We are pleased that Pan Am has been invited to participate in this trade mission and has been so enthusiastically welcomed for our training options and capabilities in the region.”   

The company provides CAAC Type Rating Training, Airline Crew Training, Cabin Crew Training, Dispatcher Training, Aircraft Maintenance Training, ATC Training, and Aviation English Training. They have B737-300, B737NG, B747-400, B767-300, B777, and A320 full-motion simulators available for training at their partner facility in Tokyo.

Visit http://www.PanAmAcademy.com for additional information. To learn more about the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission to China visit: http://export.gov/china/news/eg_cn_051850.asp
 

Contact: Gregory Darrow
Office:     303-394-2118
E-mail:  Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Pan Am Participates in CAATS Training Summit in Sonya, China October 29, 2012

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Miami Oct. 29, 2012  — Pan Am International Flight Academy recently completed a successful exhibition as a key exhibitor and presenter at CAATS in Sanya, China, the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s first Ab-Initio Training Symposium.

The CAATS Summit experienced a crowd of over 300 key aviation professionals and airline executives, as well as senior CAAC officials who addressed China’s exploding demand for trained pilots and the need for fast development of reliable flight training programs and facilities. Although meeting the demands for well-trained pilots is a global issue, there is a particular urgency in meeting China’s internal needs.

Pan Am International Flight Academy participated in the Summit as one of a handful of training academies with CAAC Certification, providing training to the region through their training partner, Panda Fight Academy in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Pan Am was in attendance, and summarized: “ There was an huge amount of energy and anticipation for this show, organized by the Chinese who are very committed to increase their capacity to field qualified pilots and meet their demands. We are pleased that Pan Am was received so enthusiastically because of our training options and capabilities in the region.”   

The company received strong attention from Asian carriers interested in their core competencies and Asian training solutions including CAAC Type Rating programs, Airline Crew Training, Cabin Crew, Dispatcher, Aircraft Maintenance, ATC, and Aviation English Training.  In addition, the training academy has the most diverse fleet of full-motion simulators in the world, and offers B737-300, B737NG, B747-400, B767-300, B777, and A320 full-motion simulators for booking immediately in Tokyo.

Pan Am owns and operates training facilities throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, offering a comprehensive list of customized training programs—and traces its training heritage to the earliest days of aviation.
 
Visit: http://www.PanAmAcademy.com for additional information.
To learn more about the EATS 2012 event, visit: http://halldale.com/eats-2012
 

Contact:   Gregory Darrow
Office:       303-394-2118
E-mail:    Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com
 

Pan Am Attending European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) in Berlin October 11, 2012

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Miami — Oct. 8, 2012   Pan Am International Flight Academy is participating
as an exhibitor at the European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) being held November 6 – 7,  2012 at andel’s Hotel, Berlin, Germany.

The overall theme of EATS 2012 is Regulatory Change and Human Performance in Flight Training and Operations, a timely topic this year as EASA FCL and Ops became legally binding within the European industry. Participants will learn what has been achieved and what further challenges remain. The conference will also focus on the industry's current training challenges as it stares at the prospect of enormous growth and unrelenting technical change.

The symposium, now in its eleventh year, anticipates an attendance of over 500 people and 50 airlines from just as many countries represented among the delegation. The majority of the seasoned attendees drive the aviation industry in this highly specialized sector.

Pan Am International Flight Academy anticipates a strong showing of their core competencies and European training solutions including their UK
 approved EASA TRTO training found at partner training centers in
 the UK and across Europe. As a leading provider of training support for airlines and aviation professionals, Pan Am is one of the world's most experienced airline and aviation training companies. Pan Am owns and operates 70 full-flight simulators and offers a comprehensive list of training programs including Type Ratings and Training Courses for Pilots, Flight Attendants, Mechanics and Dispatchers.
 
Visit: PanAmAcademy.com for additional information. To learn more about the EATS 2012 event  visit: http://www.halldale.com/eats-2012
 

Contact:       Gregory Darrow
E-mail:        Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com
 

Pan Am International Flight Academy Participating in Singapore APATS 2012 August 8, 2012

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Aug 6 2012, MIAMI —  Pan Am International Flight Academy will again participate in the annual Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium 2012 (APATS 2012) being held August 28-29 in Singapore.

Mr. Gregory Darrow, Pan Am's Senior Director of Sales will be on hand to discuss Pan Am’s exciting new training center partnership with Panda Training Center and All Nippon Airways Training Center.  Pan Am is now able to offer simulator training and type ratings in Tokyo on the Boeing 737-NG, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Airbus-320.

Pan Am has continued its 2012 expansion plans by growing their service capability in the region through strategic partnerships, adding locations, and providing flexible training solutions.  We offer more type ratings on more aircraft types than any other training company including Airbus, Boeing, MacDonnell Douglas, Embraer, Bombardier, Saab, and Cessna with Certifications for FAA, EASA and ICAO Civil Aviation Authorities, Recurrent Training, Crew Training, Aircraft Delivery and Flight Test, Safety & Emergency, Aircraft Dispatcher, Flight Attendant Training and ATC Courses.

The company can be found at booth 32 within the exhibit hall.

As the only surviving division of Pan American Airways, Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the world's most experienced aviation training companies and traces its instruction heritage to the earliest days of airline flight training. Visit www.PanAmAcademy.com for additional information.

Contact:  Gregory Darrow
Office:      303-394-2118
E-mail:   Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com
 

Pan Am International Flight Academy Selects Carnegie Speech For English Language Training June 16, 2012

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June 15, 2012 — Miami  Pan Am International Flight Academy, a worldwide provider of training support for airlines and aviation professionals announced today a global agreement with Carnegie Speech to aid in the company’s Aviation English training.

Carnegie Speech’s patented language learning technology will now be used at the Academy’s training centers in the United States and abroad, to increase English proficiency within the aviation field.

Miscommunication between airline pilots and air traffic controllers who do not share the same native language can, and have, caused fatal accidents that could have been prevented. This is why the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the agency responsible for international air travel safety and development, issued new recommendations to improve English-language training. Now, all pilots flying internationally, and all air traffic controllers providing services to international flights, must have a minimum level of spoken Aviation English skills known as “Operational Level 4”.

“In the multilingual field of aviation, misinterpretation of a word or phrase can be a deadly link in the chain of events from takeoff to landing,” said Gary LaGuardia, Director of English Training at Pan Am Academy. “We believe Carnegie Speech delivers the best solution for teaching our pilots not only to speak English, but to be understood and communicate effectively, mitigating the risk of error due to language barriers.”

To help students meet and surpass the ICAO requirements, Pam Am will integrate Carnegie Speech’s: “NativeAccent” technology and “Climb Level 4 Aviation English” software with their programs, creating an end-to-end English training solution.

  • NativeAccent technology, developed by Carnegie Melon University, is the only language learning technology that assess a student’s speech, diagnoses their individual condition and then prescribes a specific tutoring plan to address the diagnosis.  This method enables a student to improve spoken-English skills 100 percent after just 10 hours of use.
  • Climb Level 4 software embeds the NativeAccent technology in a comprehensive, aviation-specific software product that prepares aviation professionals for ICAO Level 4 proficiency testing.

Both products feature patented “Pinpointing” technologies that take into account a user’s first language, gender and proficiency to enable a highly-granular analysis and real-time remediation of spoken-English errors.

“Because Carnegie Speech individually assess and tutors pilots at the phoneme level to improve their word stress, grammar, fluency and pronunciation, we are able to teach them not just to parrot words and phrases, but to effectively communicate in the most intense, non-scripted scenarios that pilots face throughout their careers,” said Paul Musselman, CEO of Carnegie Speech. “This is the key to implementing successful language learning and improving the safety and future of the growing aviation industry.”

Pan Am is pleased to solidify this agreement and believes this partnership will increase the company’s ability to meet the demands of their expanding global operations.

Media Contact:   Gregory Darrow
Office:                  303-394-2118
E-mail:                Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com