Pan Am Buys Florida’s ACA
As part of its strategy to provide a full range airline career flight training services, Pan Am International Flight Academy has purchased Airline Career Academy (ACA), an ab initio pilot training organization with bases throughout Florida.
ACA will be integrated into Pan Am’s operations to offer zero-time pilots all the training they need to advance to the right seat of an airliner. Pan Am’s core business includes providing complete training for airlines. The company is based in Miami and operates training centers throughout the world.
Established in 1995, ACA trains about 250 pilots each year through its JAA/EASA and FAA initial programs. ACA provides private, instrument and commercial multi-engine training with a fleet of about 50 aircraft, including Cessna 172SPs, Piper Cadets, Warriors and Arrows, as well as multi-engine Beechcraft Duchesses and Piper Seminoles. ACA’s training centers in Kissimmee, Merritt Island, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, will be rebranded under the Pan Am name.
Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest pilot and airline training organizations in the world, with its origins as the training division of Pan American World Airways. The company offers airlines and individuals training on over 60 full-flight simulators with courses for pilots, cabin crew, mechanics and aircraft dispatchers.