ERAU and SIA team up to offer Flight Minor grads pilot jobs
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has partnered with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide a one-of-a-kind joint-campus, two-continent degree programme in flight training to its Embry-Riddle Asia campus students with secure job opportunities upon completion.
ERAU’s new Flight Minor will allow students to fulfill academic requirements for their Bachelor’s in Aeronautics (BSA) degree at the Embry-Riddle Asia Campus in Singapore and spend their final year in the US at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus as part of an accelerated flight training programme to earn the required flight time, instrument rating and certification.
Upon successful completion of flight training and possession of a Commercial Pilot’s License with instrument and multi-engine ratings, the graduates will return to Singapore to complete the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore’s licensing requirements and be ready for potential employment with Singapore Airlines.
“Up until now, we have been able to provide the academics and curriculum but not the required physical flight time and certifications here in Singapore. Through the coordination of our sister campus in the United States with its large training aircraft fleet and top-notch instructors coupled with the generous commitment by Singapore Airlines to offer job interviews to the students upon completion, it’s a win-win for everyone,” stated Dr. John R. Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Worldwide and Chairman of the Embry-Riddle Asia Board of Directors.
Scheduled to launch in June 2018, four students from the Embry-Riddle Asia campus will be selected to participate in the launch of the Flight Minor.
“Singapore Airlines has always been a strong supporter of education, and we are very pleased to team up with Embry-Riddle to provide us with a potential new source for qualified pilots,” said SIA’s SVP Flight Operations, Captain Quay Chew Eng. “The partnership will help support our growth in the years ahead and complement our own cadet pilot training which is carried out through our subsidiary company, Singapore Flying College.”