Aviation Trade Mission to China A Success. U.S. Delegation led by training
leader Pan Am.
MIAMI, Nov. 27, 2012
MIAMI, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Department of Commerce declared
their recent Aviation Trade Mission with the Civil Aviation Authority of China
(CAAC), held the first two weeks of November, to be "successful on all
fronts." The group met in five major Chinese cities including Shanghai,
Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.
U.S. delegation members, including Pan Am International Flight Academy, a
world leader in aviation training, held prescreened one-on-one meetings and
networking sessions with Chinese partners and key aviation decision-makers
from the Chinese government and industry with a common goal to promote
business between U.S. commercial aviation and Chinese airlines and
manufacturers struggling to keep pace with China's rapid growth. China is the
world's fastest growing civil aviation sector and is expected to add 5,000 new
aircraft valued at $600 billion over the next 20 years.
The Chinese delegation consisted of the Civil Aviation Authority of China
(CAAC); Air China, China's largest private airline; China Eastern Airlines;
China Southern Airlines; OK Airlines; Aviation Industry Corporation of China,
a state-owned aerospace and defense company employing over a half million
people; COMAC, a Chinese aircraft manufacturer; and maintenance and repair
companies AMECO and GAMECO.
China's commercial aviation opportunities exist in multiple sectors, including
tier-one suppliers, niche-parts manufacturing, airport design/construction,
pilot and mechanic training and general aviation.
Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing of Pan Am International
Flight Academy expressed his satisfaction with the trade mission and his
company's participation this way: "We've been in this business a long time and
been involved in a lot of global business, starting with Pan Am's
contributions in bringing international travel to the world in the early
days...but to be asked by the U.S. Department of Commerce to represent the
best in American aviation training and safety procedures was a real honor.
This opportunity, has in effect, solidified our relationship with many of the
key decision-makers and airlines there. We see China as a tremendous
opportunity for us and we were thrilled to have participated."
A scheduled stop during the 12-day mission included the China Air Show in
Zhuhai China, endorsed by the Chinese central government, with 600 companies
from 35 countries worldwide and more than 100,000 visitors. Delegates were
honored to attend a special reception held at the show for the trade mission
by U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke and U.S. Minister for Commercial
Affairs to China, Mr. William Zarit.
Pan Am, one of only ten U.S. companies invited to participate, has the
largest, most diverse fleet of full-motion jet simulators in the world,
including the B737-300, B737NG, B747-400, B767-300, B777, and A320 for
immediate training in Asia. They specialize in Type Rating Training for most
international civil authorities, Airline Crew Training, Cabin Crew and Safety
Training, Dispatcher Training, Aircraft Maintenance Training, ATC Training,
and Aviation English Training.
The next scheduled cooperative aviation trade mission between the two
countries is expected to be held sometime during the next year.
To learn more about the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission to China, visit:
For information on Pan Am, visit: PanAmAcademy.com
Contact: Gregory Darrow
Home Office: 303-394-2118
SOURCE Pan Am International Flight Academy
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