Tradition goes a long way in aviation. A rich history aloft is respected and admired, whether it applies to pilots, aircraft or—in the world of ab initio training—flight academies. With its legacy steeped in the fabled lore of one of the greatest airlines in history, Pan Am International Flight Academy is long on tradition and legacy.
When the once-great airline ceased operation in 1991, Pan American’s world- renowned simulator-training operations were purchased by private investors and used as the genesis of Pan Am International Flight Academy. Since that time, Pan Am has been providing airline pilot training with the same legendary quality as the namesake airline that once helped open the world to aviation. Continuing on that path, Pan Am Academy has announced a new name and brand identity that will position the school for the future: TransPac Aviation Academy.
“Normally, when a business announces a change of name, it’s seen as a negative,” says Bjarki Arnarson, director of academics and business development. “But in our case, it signals a significant investment and continuing commitment to excellent training, and an expansion into new markets.” Arnarson takes obvious pride in the academy and its place both in history and in the future of aviation training. “We’re the same people with the same legacy,” he notes, “and we’ll build on that commitment to provide top-quality instruction as TransPac.”
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