According to Boeing’s market outlook, Asia-Pacific region requires 235,000 pilots, 256,000 technicians, and 308,000 cabin crew staff for over the period of 2017 to 2039. In order to meet the demand, Singapore Airlines partnered with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and starts a new Flight Minor accelerated programme for students at the Embry-Riddle’s Asia Campus in Singapore.
The programme will allow students to earn their Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and then spend their final year at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach main campus in Florida, U.S.A.
During the final year at the main campus, students will gain their required flight time, instrument rating and other certifications, as there is no practical facility in Asia Campus. After graduating from the main campus, students will return to Singapore to complete Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) licensing requirements.
Main advantage of this programme is that students are guaranteed a job interview with Singapore Airlines upon successful completion of the program.