MIAMI, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 requirements. 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.
Mr. 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.
SOURCE Pan Am International Flight Academy