Watret Campos Brazil Air Show 2017
Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret and Embry-Riddle Central & South America Exective Director for Embry-Riddle Fabio Campos at the 2017 International Brazil Air Show in Rio de Janeiro, of which Embry-Riddle Worldwide is educational host.​

Embry-Riddle Central & South America Expands Partnerships, Announces Professional Education Opportunities at International Brazil Air Show

As a global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is further cementing its commitment to be a key player in the booming aviation market in Central & South America with multiple announcements at the 2017 International Brazil Air Show (IBAS) to be held March 29 to April 2 at Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport, RIOGaleão.

In addition to serving as Educational Host of IBAS and participating in seminars, offering simulators, drone demonstrations and career information, Embry-Riddle senior leadership is meeting with industry and academic leaders in Brazil to develop partnerships, expand existing agreements and offer educational opportunities on behalf of its Central & South America Office, which opened in 2016. Embry-Riddle’s hub for the region located in Sao Paulo offers tailored professional education, applied research programs and student recruitment and support. 

According to Embry-Riddle Central & South America’s Executive Director Fabio Campos “Serving as Educational Host of IBAS is an excellent way to connect with those who are as invested in the success of Central and South America’s aviation industry as we are – whether they are a professional entity seeking growth and training or a potential student who dreams of a future in aviation. These partnerships and professional education programs exemplify the university’s commitment as a whole by incorporating expertise and faculty from Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide and Daytona Beach, Fla., campuses.”

IBAS aims to bring together the aerospace supply chain, airport infrastructure, and commercial and executive suppliers to foster discussions and bring about improvement to the industry. Embry-Riddle’s partnerships and programs being announced this week at IBAS include:

  • Based on positive feedback from current students and airlines, Embry-Riddle leadership, ITL (Institute of Transportation and Logistics) and SEST SENAT (Transportation Social Service and National Transportation Learning Service), both part of the National Transportation Confederation, will meet to discuss expansion of its existing partnership. Currently, Embry-Riddle offers a tailored Aviation Management professional education program to employees of major airlines based in Brazil (Avianca, Azul, Gol and Latam) through ABEAR (Brazilian Airlines Association). A vital need for the current and future development of Brazil’s airline management structure, the blended online and in-class program is taught by Embry-Riddle faculty in English for 30 students committing to 14 months of study. The program, which is free for participating students, is paid for by SEST SENAT.
  • Embry-Riddle Central & South America has partnered with aircraft manufacturer Embraer to offer face-to-face and online mentorship programs to its employees as part of Programa de Especializaco de Engenharia (PEE). Embraer, which is headquartered in Sao Jose dos Campos, has a longstanding relationship with the University and has two seats on its College of Engineering Industry Advisory Board. The current agreement includes online mentorship through Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s EagleVision for participating students by a faculty member of the university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus College of Engineering.
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), a world-renowned aviation school in Brazil and academic partner of Embry-Riddle, will renew its partnership for three more years. The extension of this relationship includes the opening of an Embry-Riddle office on their Porto Alegre campus and the establishment of a gateway program that will allow current PUCRS students and alumni with a 3.0 GPA or above to apply for select residential and online graduate programs without having to partake in a foreign credential evaluation or take any graduate test. In addition, a second cohort of the Human Factors in Aviation professional education course and a new Investigation of Human Error course will be offered.
  • Expansion on an ongoing relationship with Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC), Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority, will include a 5 percent discount on online degree programs from Embry-Riddle Worldwide for its more than 1,700 employees and a proposal to offer more professional education opportunities in the future, including a continuation of aircraft operations and personnel licensing and new offerings in safety and aeronautical communications.
  • Discounts on selected courses will be offered to flight and cabin crew union members as part of an agreement with Embry-Riddle and Sindicato Nacional dos Aeronautas (SNA). The joint Embry-Riddle and PUCRS Human Factors in Aviation and Human Error Investigation courses will be the first offerings as part of the agreement. The blended online (six weeks) and classroom (one day in Sao Paulo) courses will encompass 36 hours. SNA will support the courses and its members will receive a 25 percent non-cumulative discount for tuition.

“We are proud of our university’s long, collaborative history in Brazil dating back to World War II, and as we move forward, we are excited to be a vital partner to established aerospace education, industry and business entities in the region,” says Dr. John R. Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Worldwide.

Embry-Riddle will have a booth, a simulator and drone zone and an auditorium at IBAS. For more information on the IBAS, go to  internationalbrazilairshow.com.

Media Contact:

-          Fabio Campos, Executive Director of Central & South America, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide; +55 (11) 4410-ERAU; fabio.campos@erau.edu



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