First Aviation Academy and PNB collaborate to empower aspiring pilots through innovative loan programs

FEBRUARY 8, 2024

First Aviation Academy (FAA) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) have joined forces in a groundbreaking partnership to facilitate aspiring pilot trainees' access to quality flight training programs. Recognizing the financial challenges often faced by individuals pursuing an aviation career, this collaboration aims to bridge the gap by offering short-term loan programs to aspiring aviators.

This strategic partnership reflects the shared commitment of First Aviation Academy and PNB to empower the next generation of commercial pilots and address the financial barriers that may hinder their dreams of earning their pilot wings.

Leading the contract signing event are FAA’s Chairman, Mr. Eduardo Tan Luy, and FAA President and Accountable Manager, MGen. Restituto Padilla Jr. AFP (Ret) together with them is PTC’s CEO Mr. Gerardo Borromeo and Executive Managing Director Ms. Christina S. Manzano. PNB President, Mr. Florido Casuela, and Consumer Financial Sector Head, Ms. Celeste Lim were also present for the signing.

Prospective pilot trainees can now explore their passion for flying with the assurance that financial support is readily available. This collaboration exemplifies how visionary partnerships between educational institutions and financial entities can pave the way for a more accessible and inclusive aviation landscape.

For more information about FAA’s Pilot Training Programs and how to avail the financial assistance from PNB, please contact the FAA Sales and Marketing Team at or call +63 917 650 1962.


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