SINGAPORE (Aug. 31, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced during the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS), that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Pan Am International Flight Academy. The agreement provides that Pan Am will purchase new, non-complex, single engine aircraft, which includes the Cessna Skyhawk 172, exclusively from Cessna for all of its primary flight training operations. In conjunction with this agreement, Cessna will also provide service support, parts discount and training.
“We are thrilled to work with Pan Am International Flight Academy, an industry leader in training support,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “This new relationship with Pan Am will ensure student pilots have access to the world’s leading training aircraft, the Cessna Skyhawk.”
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Pan Am International Flight Academy along with its subsidiary company, Pan Am Career Pilot Academy, is one of only a handful of training organizations capable of supporting all airline requirements through industry-leading flight training. The company provides flight simulation and training on nearly all major aircraft types with more than 200 professional training programs and experienced instructors. Pan Am is dedicated to being the preferred training choice for pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, dispatchers and airline cadets focused on transitioning to the airlines.
“We are excited to work with Textron Aviation on the establishment of this multi-year agreement, which we consider a key component to the growth of our Career Pilot Academy and demonstrates our commitment to this business as an airline training solutions provider,” said Mark Johnson, executive vice president of Pan Am International Flight Academy.
About the Cessna Skyhawk 172
The Skyhawk is the world standard for pilot training and is renowned for offering the best combination of modern features, including the Garmin G1000 avionics system and proven dependability. The aircraft’s high-wing design enables superior flying characteristics ideally suited for pilot training. More Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world than any other type of aircraft, with more than 43,000 in service since 1955.
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit www.txtav.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
Pan Am International Flight Academy
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Pan Am International Flight Academy 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. Pan Am International Flight Academy along with its subsidiary company, Pan Am Career Pilot Academy, is one of only a handful of training organizations capable of supporting all airline requirements through industry-leading flight training. The company provides flight simulation and training on nearly all major aircraft types with over 200 professional training programs and experienced instructors. Pan Am is dedicated to being the preferred training choice for pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, dispatchers and airline cadets focused on transitioning to the airlines. For more information, visit www.panamacademy.com
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SOURCE: Textron Aviation Inc.