The AirBusiness Academy and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on delivering aviation education and management training programmes for students and talents in the region.

Under the agreement, the two organisations will work on areas such as faculty exchanges, joint delivery of specific training programmes, and the hosting of each other’s courses at their respective campuses.

The collaboration will focus on courses in areas such as aviation strategy, finance and operations management, aircraft maintenance and engineering, innovation and leadership development. These could take the form of short professional education courses or complete curriculum leading to a degree.

“Airbus is pleased to collaborate with Embry-Riddle to support aviation education and training programmes in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the fastest-growing aviation market in the world, and this partnership could allow us to jointly meet the demand for highly-qualified professionals in the aerospace industry throughout the region,” said Bruno Bousquet, Airbus Vice President - Customer Services, Asia-Pacific.

Matthew Flaherty, Interim Vice Chancellor and Head of Asia at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, said: “Embry-Riddle is delighted to expand our relationship with Airbus.  We look forward to continued collaboration in training and educating the aviation and aerospace workforce in Singapore and the surrounding Asia region.”

The AirBusiness Academy is an Airbus unit committed to developing professionals in the aviation and aerospace ecosystem. It works with over 100 customers worldwide, half of which are from Asia. It supports authorities, airlines, airports, lessors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities and suppliers to enhance safety, sustainability and profitability of the aerospace industry. It has offices in Toulouse, France; Beijing, China; and Singapore.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Asia offers degree programmes through partnerships in Singapore. Backed by the United States-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's leader in aviation and aerospace education and training, these partnerships in Singapore provide both undergraduates and working professionals from the Asian region with a quality education in aviation and aerospace.

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