PATTS College of Aeronautics

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PATTS College of Aeronautics
PATTS Dalubhasaan ng Eronotika (Filipino)
Former names
PATS School of Aeronautics

Fly High, your Future is in the Skies 1989 - 2014

Where Dreams take Flight 2014 - present
Type Private
Established 1969; 49 years ago (1969)
Chairman Atty. Ambrosio V. Valdez Jr.
President Engr. Jose Eduardo S. Valdez
Vice-president Atty. Mercedes S. Gatmaytan
Superintendent Jessel Aguisanda
Provost Andrei Abadicio
Director Severino S. Dumlao
Founder Atty. Ambrosio R. Valdez Sr.
Academic staff
approx. 150
Administrative staff
approx. 70
Students approx. 6600 as of first semester 2014–2015
Location Philippines Lombos Avenue, San Isidro, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
14°28′29.02″N 121°0′22.47″E / 14.4747278°N 121.0062417°E / 14.4747278; 121.0062417Coordinates: 14°28′29.02″N 121°0′22.47″E / 14.4747278°N 121.0062417°E / 14.4747278; 121.0062417
Campus Urban, 15,000 m²
  • Contrails (yearbook)
  • Aeroscope (magazine)
Colors Royal Blue and Yellow         
Athletics Basketball, Chess, Taekwando, Volleyball
Nickname Seahorses, Pattseans

PATTS College of Aeronautics, also known as Philippine Air Transport and Training Services, is an aeronautical school at Lombos Ave., San Isidro, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was founded by Atty. Ambrosio R. Valdez Sr., for whom the school's gymnasium hall was named.


PATTS College of Aeronautics was founded in 1969 as the Philippine Air Transport and Training Services, a joint venture of Filipino and American pioneers in aviation. The primary aim was to establish a manufacturing and assembly plant for training aircraft. The secondary aim was to start an aeronautical school to meet the needs of the domestic and international air transportation industry.

The unfavorable investment climate at the time constrained the founders to drop the first objective and only organize and operate an aeronautical school, intended to provide professional and technical training to its clients. The school started with One–Year Airframe Mechanic, Two-Year Airframe Mechanic, One Year Power Plant Mechanic and Two-Year Power Plant Mechanic courses. In its second year of operation the Communication Technician course (Avionics) and the Four-Year Aeronautical Engineering course were added.

Under the stewardship of its board of directors, the school rose to higher levels of credit and educational standards. Its BS Aeronautical Engineering graduates regularly topped the PRC’s Licensure Board Examination for Aeronautical Engineers from its inception in 1983. In 1989, the school became an accredited college. PATS School grew into a larger educational institution known as PATTS College of Aeronautics, adapting the slogan “Fly high, your future is in the skies”.

In 2005, the school's greatest transformation coincided with PATTS' 36th anniversary. PATTS was relocated from its old site at Domestic Airport Road, Pasay City to its new home at Lombos Avenue, San Isidro, Parañaque City. Educational successes encouraged the Board of Directors to be more forward-thinking in their management of the school. Following the 36th Anniversary theme, “To Infinity and Beyond”, management announced a new diversification policy. PATTS would offer non-aviation related programs responsive to industry needs, starting with B.S. Hotel and Restaurant Management as of the 2005–2006 school year. Feasibility studies are being conducted to determine what other curricular offerings are viable. Graduate Studies is also a possibility, leading to university status.

Academic program[edit]

PATTS course offerings are recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) certifies that PATTS is an Aircraft Maintenance School, rated for Airframe and Power Plant. Aircraft frames and power plants are available for PATTS students to work on, dismantle and assemble in the laboratories under the direct supervision of duly licensed personnel. PATTS graduates are also required to undergo on-the-job training with aviation companies such as Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Aeroscope Development Corporation and the Philippine Air Force. This training prepares graduates of PATTS for integration into the industry.

Old Patts Campus
Computer laboratory in the 70s

Courses offered[edit]

A student inspects a mini gas turbine engine.


  • BS. Aeronautical Engineering
  • BS. Industrial Engineering
  • BS. Air Transportation
  • BS. Avionics Technology
  • BS. Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • BS. Airline Business Administration
  • BS. Tourism Management
  • BS. Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Aircraft Technician Course (2-year course)

Senior High School

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • ABM (Accountancy, Business and Management)


Aeroscope magazine[edit]

Aeroscope magazine is the official publication of PATTS College of Aeronautics. It is published quarterly to provide readers with the latest updates from the aviation industry and inform them about school-related activities. It operates independently from all other parts of the school. It is essentially a technical magazine and is published in English and Filipino

Student organizations[edit]

The following are recognized organizations in the campus:

Course organizations[edit]

  • Airline Business Administration Society (ABASOC)
  • Aeronautical Engineering Research Organization (AERO)
  • Aviation Training Centre (ATC)
  • Alliance of Aircraft Mechanic Troubleshooters (AAMT)
  • Community of Hospitality and Education in Food Services (CHEFS)
  • Guild of Air Transportation Students(GATS)
  • PATTS Avionics Society (PAVIOS)
  • PATTS Tourism Society (PTS)
  • Society of PATTS Industrial Engineering Students (SPIES)

Non-course organizations[edit]

  • PATTS Student Council (PSC)
  • PATTS Achievers League ( PAL )
  • Christian Brotherhood International ( CBI )
  • Joint Photographers Group ( JPG )
  • PATTS Achievers in Mission ( PAM )
  • PATTS Association of Radio Control Aircraft Modellers ( PARCAM )
  • PATTS Association of Science Enthusiasts ( PASE )
  • PATTS Body Building Club ( PBBC )
  • PATTS Campus Christian Ministry ( PCCM )
  • PATTS Corps of Sponsors ( PCOS )
  • PATTS Dance Company ( PDC )
  • PATTS Debaters Club ( PDC )
  • PATTS Green Ambassadors ( PGA )
  • PATTS Innovative Computer Society ( PICS )
  • PATTS International Students Organization ( PISO )
  • PATTS Martial Arts Club ( PMAC )
  • PATTS Mathematics Society ( PMS )
  • PATTS Organization of Performing Arts (POP- ART )
  • PATTS Otaku Alliance ( POA )
  • PATTS Rescue Team ( PRT )
  • PATTS U - Knighted Chess Club ( U-KCC )
  • PATTS Universal League of Singing Enthusiasts ( PULSE )
  • PATTS Vocal Harmony ( PVH )
  • Social Science Society ( SSS )
  • United Collegiate PATTS Organization ( UCPO )
  • PATTS STEM Society (PSS)
  • PATTS ABM Society (PAS)

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Isabel Granada[1] (1976 - 2017), actress
  • Paulie Yllana, actor
  • Sherman Tupas, bassist of Filipino rock band Kaligta
  • Christian C. Javier, Arena Chess Grandmaster, National Arbiter of the Phils., FIDE National Arbiter of Phils.
  • Irene M. Alcantara, Female Chess Arbiter of (CAUP) and Recognized by NCFP

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Avante, Wells; Caliwara, Karen (October 25, 2017). "A peek into Isabel Granada's life as a mother". Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 

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