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New B777-200 Level D Full-Motion Sim Added to World’s Most Diverse Training Fleet February 28, 2013

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February 28, 2013 — Miami Pan Am International Flight Academy announced today “all systems go” in the installation and commission of their new Boeing 777 Level-D full-motion simulator at their Miami academy headquarters on the Miami International Airport.

This B777 Level-D simulator has enhanced definition visual systems using satellite imagery as well as sophisticated weather and lighting effects to create highly realistic training scenarios for pilots. This brings the total number of commercial jet simulators in Miami to 20, making Pan Am the largest simulator training provider in the Miami area.

Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales at Pan Am states, “This simulator is available for immediate flight training.  We’ll continue to acquire additional simulators in 2013, with more details to be announced at WATS 2013.” The World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) is being held in Orlando, Florida on April 16-18 where the company is a participant.

Pan Am International Flight Academy, a leading provider of training support for airlines and aviation professionals, has the single most diverse fleet of Airline simulators in the world, training on all major aircraft types including the 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, and Cessna Caravan. They have training centers throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

For more information please visit: http://www.panamacademy.com/boeing-777

NOTE: Pan Am International Flight Academy is willing to provide additional information and interviews to support editorial interests relating to this release or any other subject pertaining to operations.

Media 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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Pan Am and Senior Director of Sales Greg Darrow Sightseeing Around Europe during our visit to the Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE 2011) in Dubai & the European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) in Prague November 15, 2011

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Pan Am International Flight Academy Launches New Website November 6, 2011

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Nov 7, 2011– Miami Pan Am International Flight Academy, an aviation leader in training worldwide, announced today the launching of their new website.

Pan Am representative, Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing introduced the new site to a small group of customers and guests at the company’s Miami International Airport headquarters and told the group: “The launch of this new website and the fresh new look and feel…more accurately reflects our company’s commitment to provide the latest and most comprehensive airline training programs, services and capabilities found anywhere.”

Mr. Darrow added: “The company has experienced a significant amount of changes and incredible growth over the last few years and management felt it was time to step up our online presence. New customers have gone to our website in the past to learn more about type ratings, flight attendant training, dispatcher training, ATC training, and there just wasn’t the kind of information we wanted. So we fixed it!”

The new website is found at the companies original web address of http://www.PanAmAcademy.com and includes a more comprehensive menu of services and the latest information on training courses offered, fully interfacing with the company’s large aircraft simulator fleet and Pan Am training locations.

In addition to the new organization of core course information, the newly branded site includes: enhanced customer online payments in a secured portal; Viral social media integration with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and even Blogs connecting visitors to each other and to shared social pages; the latest aviation news in a homepage ticker; a resource and hotel guide for visitors to any of Pan Am’s training centers; and added features to the TSA/VISA application resource pages.

Mr. Darrow concluded: “Clients, especially our national and overseas Airline customers will appreciate the information contained in this new site and find Pan Am capable of just about anything they would need—from crew training or simulator leasing, to aircraft test and delivery/ferry services. We pride ourselves in being capable and flexible to fulfill any request. Our new site testifies to that…”

Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest and most experienced aviation pilot and flight attendant training organizations tracing its training heritage back to the earliest days of flight. The company has over 80 full-flight simulators located in 6 major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., with additional training centers in Europe and Asia. They offer a complete menu of training programs for individuals, airlines, and governments including the ever popular 737 Type Rating and A320 Type Rating courses. Stop on by our new website and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

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Note:  Pan Am International Flight Academy is willing to provide additional information and interviews.
Contact:  Gregory Darrow
Home:    303-394-2118
E-mail:   GDarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Pan Am invited by US Dept. of Commerce to participate in Korean Mission at AESTM October 24, 2011

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October 18, 2011 – Miami Pan Am International Flight Academy, a leader in aviation training worldwide, has been invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to be held Oct. 17-20, 2011, Seoul Korea. This prestigious and highly selective invitation was awarded Pan Am based upon their capacity in the Asian market, their training capabilities, and adaptability in meeting specified needs.

The AESTM Program's purpose is to assist American companies in making important contact with the industry’s key players in the Asian Pacific region. The program combines aspects of a trade mission, trade show presence and networking activities and is jointly organized by The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). Aerospace & Defense Technologies Teams and the U.S. Commercial Service in Seoul (CS Korea).
Pan Am executives anticipate expanding international business relations with industry leaders in the region and is one of only a handful of U.S. companies invited to attend this highly exclusive Trade Mission.

The Republic of Korea (Korea), host to the event, is an economic leader in East Asia.  Korea is the 7th largest market for U.S. exports as well as the 9th largest market for U.S. aerospace exports with $3.0 billion of U.S. aerospace exports in 2010.

Attendees include government officials, senior company managers, and high-level executives involved in the region's aerospace and defense market. The International prominence, intense focus and key attendees create an ideal setting for stimulating Pan Am business development packages.

Pan Am representative, Mr. Gregory Darrow, Director of Marketing will be introduced to international agents, distributors and end-users, be advised on local market conditions and opportunities, and will participate in pre-arranged meetings with potential partners. Tuesday evening, Mr. Darrow and other attendees will attend a welcoming reception at the Ambassador's Residence, the "Habib House."

The AESTM event will take place at the Seoul Air Show 2011, which will be held October 17-20, 2011 at Sungnam Seoul Airport.  The biennial Seoul Air Show, is one of the world's premier aerospace and defense technology events and is the foremost platform for companies to showcase their services in the region.

Note:  Pan Am International Flight Academy is willing to provide additional information and interviews.
Contact: Gregory Darrow
Office:    303-394-2118 

E-mail: Gdarrow@PanAmAcademy.com

Pan Am Awarded for International Excellence October 18, 2011

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October 12, 2011 — Denver  Pan Am International Flight Academy, Denver, was recently awarded the Export Achievement Certificate by the Denver office of the U.S. Commercial Services Division, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Pan Am joined the ranks of an elite group of Export Achievement Certificate recipients. This prestigious award is presented to Denver enterprises that successfully enter the international marketplace.
"We don't give out many of these awards," stated Danielle Blakely, Senior International Trade Specialist of U.S. Commercial Service Denver. "The Export Achievement Certificate is reserved for exceptional companies like Pan Am. In fact, we've only given out one other certificate this year," comments Blakely.

PPan Am Receives Us Dept of Commerce Award for a320 type ratings and flight attendant trainingan Am was recognized for increased international sales of flight training services. “Their international sales are impressive,” states Blakely. To know just how exceptional Pan Am is, consider the following in light of the impact their international clients have on the local economy:

• Pan Am International Flight Academy’s Denver location has trained the following foreign airlines this year:

 – Aerolineas Argentinas –training over 50 Boeing 747-400 Type Rating Pilot Crews, under a contract worth $2 Million dollars, with students buying over 2,000 nights of hotel bookings in Denver.

    -Philippine Airlines – Type Rating Airbus 320 Crews in Denver under a long-term training contract including at least 4 crews per month at $25,000 per crew.

    -Transaero – Russia’s largest Airlines.  Pan Am trained Transaero pilots in partnership with Boeing. Boeing would have lost this international sale had Pan Am not been able to offer a Colorado Boeing type rating solution.

Award from US Dept of commerce for excellence in pilot training and a320 type ratings and flight attendant training•  Pan Am’s Denver training center is the preferred training location for Type Rating Boeing 757 crews from the Royal New Zealand Air Force.  This long-standing relationship has generated hundreds of training events in Denver.  The Kiwi pilots love training in Denver for the summer festivities and the world class skiing in the winter and spend up to two additional weeks in Colorado for every training event.    

• The Sultan of Dubai operates his own exclusive private airline and can train anywhere in the world, but chooses to train his crews with Pan Am Denver.  The Dubai Airwing has been training in Denver for over 15 years and stays at the most exclusive high-end Denver hotels.

• Pan Am International Flight Academy’s 2011 estimated sales budget is $35 million dollars, of which approximately 20 million in sales comes from outside the country. A sampling of offerings include type ratings, flight attendant training, dispatcher, and air traffic controller training programs.

Pan Am sales have so significantly impacted Denver's economy that Congresswoman Diana DeGette personally presented the certificate to Pan Am officials in collaboration with Paul Bergman, Director of U.S. Commercial Services Denver.

The company is willing to provide additional information and interviews.   

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