All Nippon Airways to expand Pan Am flight school

Japan-based airline operator ANA Holdings said that its purchase this week of Miami-based Pan Am International Flight Academy and Pan Am Holdings Inc will lead to expanded flight crew training options specifically for fellow Asian carriers.

Former owner, American Capital, Ltd sold Pan Am, held in its portfolio since 2006 in an agreement reached this week.

According to All Nippon Airways, the combination of Pan Am and All Nippon makes for a strong partnership and positions the new entity to meet the increasing demand for trained pilots worldwide.

Pan Am is one of the world´s largest independent providers of flight simulation and aviation training services and has the second largest number of flight simulators used for training.

Airlines and individuals from across the globe, including North and South America, Europe and Asia use Pan Am for flight training services.

All Nippon Airways said it plans to expand Pan Am into Asia by providing training to other Asian airlines, partner firms and subsidiaries. With air travel expected to double within the next 30 years, and much of the growth occurring in Asia, the company is poised to capture opportunities and create an additional source of steady revenue for the Airline.

Pan Am International Flight Academy, headquartered in Miami, FL, has its origins in Pan American World Airways as its original training division, and operates under one of the most recognized brands in the world.

The company provides flight simulation and training on all the leading aircraft types, operating nine training facilities in the US and abroad, with more than 200 aviation training programs available. The company welcomes inquiries and interviews.

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