Nearly 72 years after Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University first helped establish an aviation school for the Brazilian Air Force, the university announced its return to the Brazilian industry.
At LABACE, known as the largest convention in South America for the aerospace industry, Embry-Riddle took the opportunity to announce its plans to return to Brazil with education and training offerings through potential partnerships with other universities, companies and government agencies. Plans are now in motion to open a new office in SÃ£o Paulo in November to begin fostering business relationships in Brazil and throughout Latin America.
In the last decade, Brazil experienced a 194 percent increase in aviation growth according to the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority. More growth is on the horizon with the Regional Aviation Development Plan to improve and/or build 270 airports for commercial aviation.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world´s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master´s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs.