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Pan Am International Flight Academy participating in WATS 2013

Feb. 20, 2013, Miami, Fla. - Pan Am International Flight Academy is a featured training participant at the 15th annual World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow 2013 (WATS) being held April 16 -18 in Orlando Florida.


February 20, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

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 include FAA training, standards, simulator qualifications and training requirements. Other topics include Regional Airline Training issues and the new regulatory environment, international training issues and the global demand for qualified pilots, maintenance training and techniques, international cabin training perspectives, and a focus on Latin America aviation operations.

Organizers are anticipating over 900 overall participants from 50 countries representing 90 airlines, over a dozen international regulators, and nearly 70 exhibitors.

Pan Am International Flight Academy, with training facilities throughout the U.S. and the world, providing comprehensive aviation training for the worlds largest airlines will be discussing current requirements and training issues facing airlines today, both nationally under the FAA authority, as well as international trends and growth challenges.

Mr. Gregory Darrow, Pan Am's Senior Director of Sales states, “We’re please to participate at this years WATS. Many of the participants are our customers. We’ll be on hand to offer the expertise and support they require. As a leading provider of 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, and at conferences like this, the client’s gets a clear vision of what’s required to move forward. Then it’s our job to make it happen for them.”