Thirty representatives of Brazil’s four major airlines including pilots, executives, maintenance and airport managers will travel to Embry-Riddle Riddle Aeronautical University as part of the inaugural class of graduates of the Aviation Management Program offered by Embry-Riddle Central & South America.
The Nov. 13-17 visit to university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus will include an airport and air traffic control center visit, campus tour, workshops, mock panels and project presentations. The five-day visit will culminate in a graduation and reception on Friday, Nov. 17 at the university’s Jim W. Henderson Administration Welcome Center at 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach.
The professional education program is tailored to employees of Brazil’s four major airlines Azul, GOL, Latam and Avianca through the nation’s airline association, Associacao Brasileira das Empresas Aereas (ABEAR), the Aviation Management Program. Courses are offered in a blended online and in-class format taught in English by Embry-Riddle faculty. Participation in the 15-month program is free for students as part of Embry-Riddle’s partnership with Servico Social do Transporte e Servico Nacional de Aprendizagem do Transporte (SEST SENAT) and Instituto de Transporte e Logistica (ITL).
“In the past decade, Brazil’s aviation industry has experienced a nearly 200 percent growth according to Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority. And that’s just the beginning as aviation professionals training capacity and demand will also increase over the next 20 years. Embry-Riddle’s global reputation as a higher education leader specializing in aviation and aerospace gives us the unique platform to partner with industry and government leaders here in Brazil like SEST SENAT, ITL and ABEAR to provide vital professional education to prepare and enhance its workforce,” said Embry-Riddle Central & South America Executive Director Fabio Campos.
In addition to Embry-Riddle leadership, representatives from Brazil’s aviation and education industry expected to attend include ITL Executive Director Dr. Joao Victor Mendonca, SEST SENAT National Executive Director Dr. Nicole Goulart and ABEAR President Dr. Eduardo Sanovicz.
“Our university’s relationship with Brazil has spanned more than 70 years, beginning with Embry-Riddle’s establishment of Brazil’s first aviation school in the 1940s to the 2016 opening of the Sao Paolo office specifically geared to offer high-level, high-quality programs for professionals of all levels,” said Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler. “We are committed to being an integral part of the aviation and aerospace industry’s growth on a global scale, and with the coordination of key partners, programs such as this offered by Embry-Riddle Central & South America will continue to provide the necessary advanced skills, education and training.”
Embry-Riddle’s Central & South America office opened in 2016 and supports the aviation industry, government initiatives and private entities in Brazil with customized professional education programs to meet the growing needs of its aviation and aerospace future. The Sao Paolo-based office also provides applied research programs, student recruitment and support for the university’s Worldwide and Daytona Beach, Fla., campuses.
“Embry-Riddle’s successful presence in Central & South America is growing and strategically proactive in its mission,” said Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret. “We at Worldwide look forward to continued support of these much-needed, forward-thinking programs with expert faculty and innovative curriculum targeting Brazil’s aviation business and industry needs.”
For more information on Embry-Riddle Central & South America, go to erau.edu/brazil.
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