Head of Asia Welcome
A Message from Professor Graham Hunt
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Asia is very proud to be offering through our Asia Campus in Singapore many of the exact same degrees in this region as are available in the US. This is going to be a critical Century in aviation for Asia. Up until very recently it could be said that Europe and the United States had led in some many ways; from the Wright Brothers and first controlled powered flight in 1903, through to the first jet aircraft, the Heinkel 178 in August 1939, to the first jet passenger aircraft, the De Havilland Comet 1 in July 1949 to the first spaceflight landing on the moon in July 1969. But many commentators believe that the first part of the 21 Century could belong to Asia. Just on the need for airline pilots and mechanics/engineers, Boeing has suggested that between now and 2034 Asia will need 226,000 new pilots, and 238,000 engineers compared with a total of 208,000 for both categories the United States. In addition, more than 3 million aviation professionals will be needed in Asia.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia is uniquely set up and working with the industry to ensure that the courses and degrees you take are directly relevant to the employment and career opportunities available in Asia. Our partners include the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), national Aviation Authorities, airlines, partner universities and technical institutes and local and global MRO’s. As in the United States, are professors, both local and international represent the best in the industry.
At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the future is yours!
Graham J F Hunt, Ph.D.; FRAeS
Head of Asia