Avro RJ operator Mesaba Airlines has signed a 10-year agreement with Pan Am International Flight Academy (PAIFA) to provide it with flight training services. Under the terms of the agreement, PAIFA will establish a new training center in Minneapolis to train Mesaba’s Avro RJ85 and SAAB 340 crews. The center, due to open in the fall, will house an FAA-approved Level D simulator for the Avro RJ. Mesaba’s pilot currently receive RJ flight training in Europe. PAIFA is a major supplier of flight training services. It already operates a BAe 146 simulator, at its training center near Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC.