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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

Flight International On-Line Training Magazine features Pan Am Academy November 29, 2012

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Miami Nov. 28, 2012 — Flight International, a global aerospace weekly publication produced in the UK, has recently produced a special interactive on-line “iMagazine” entitled: Aviation Training 2012, offering an in-depth look at current commercial aviation training practices, challenges, and issues facing airlines today.  The interactive publication also highlights Pan Am International Flight Academy, a world leader in training with headquarters in Miami Florida, and is the fourth in a series of specialized interactive magazines the publisher has produced since 2011.
Founded in 1909, Flight International is the world's oldest continuously published aviation news magazine with a team of journalists and correspondents around the world. It provides global coverage of aerospace manufacturing and aviation operations in the areas of air transport, business aviation, defense, general aviation and space-flight.
Click To Read MagazineMurdo Morrison, editor of Flight International explains: “In an era of instant facts and opinion, reader interactivity, Twitter, blogs and Facebook, our weekly magazine which has its origins in the age of Bleriot, Cody and the Wright brothers and has been the standard for over 100 years, has kept pace by continuing to expand our on-line presence through our comprehensive website, as well as special publications like this interactive iMagazine focusing on hot topics and current trends. Our iMagazine format is unique in that readers have the on-line experience of reading substantial articles, streaming compelling video, and browsing dynamic hot links to extended the content in a very engaging and informative way.”
Murdo continues: “Our new Training iMagazine focuses exclusively on current training standards, challenges, and regulations—and gives the reader an excellent current perspective. We’re really please with its content, and to have partnered with Pan Am International Flight Academy, who we consider “the” Aviation icon who wrote the book on training…”  Pan Am is one of the world's most experienced aviation training companies and traces its instructional heritage to the earliest days of airline flight training.
In preparation for this special issue, Flight International’s UK editorial team visited Pan Am’s headquarters earlier this fall to build out the editorial, photograph the historic training center, and  film video content for the feature. These included live training sessions in the ATC Training Center, flight training with Spirit Airlines in a B737-400 full-motion jet simulator, Ground School, and Flight Attendant emergency cabin training regimes. In addition, Captain Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales for Pan Am was interviewed offering his unique perspective of the current global training issues and Pan Am’s training vision moving forward.
The iMagazine has already experienced strong interests and a large and growing readership since it was introduced two weeks ago. The free on-line Training iMagazine can be found by visiting:


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

Congratulations to Type Rating Scholarship Winners March 2, 2012

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Pan Am would like to congratulate the winners of the Pan Am Type Rating Scholarships from the Wasinc International All China Job Fair:
Feb 23rd – Miami – Boeing 737 Winner – Tom Wlodzimierz
Feb 24th – Miami – Airbus A320 Winner – Gail Cully
Feb 26th – Las Vegas – Boeing 737 Winner – Pin Hao Lin

Congratuations to all!