Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Central & South America

Human Factors in Aviation

For more than 70 years, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has maintained a strong relationship with Brazil.

In 1943, Brazil’s Air Minister, Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho, toured Embry-Riddle in Miami. He was so impressed with the operations, he asked John Riddle to establish a location in Brazil.

In October 1943, plans were announced to establish Escola Técnica de Aviacão São Paulo, the nation’s first flight training school. After the approval of the U.S. and Brazilian governments, classes started in November 1943. By early 1944, the school had basic aircraft, engines, and instrument departments.

Today, Embry-Riddle continues to grow with Brazil and its soaring aviation and aerospace industries.

According to the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), the country has seen a 194-percent jump in aviation growth in the past decade, while pilot training capacity and demand is expected to continue to climb over the next 20 years.

“Brazil is part of Embry-Riddle’s history. It’s also a key player in our future,” said Dr. John Watret, Chancellor of Worldwide Campus. “It is a country experiencing a tremendous demand for advanced pilot training, so it’s vital that Embry-Riddle be part of that solution.”

For more information about Embry-Riddle in Central & South America, contact Maria Ritter, Assistant Director of Operations for Central and South America: and +55-11-4410-ERAU

3.6 CEUs 

This course offers insight into the Human Factors aspects of aviation such as fatigue management and aeronautical decision making; Human Factors issues in automation as well as cockpit design.

Language: English

Course Instructors: Capt. John Scribner of ERAU and Dr. Eder Henriqson of PUCRS.

Course Dates:

  • June 21 – Registration Deadline
  • June 26 – Online Class Begins
  • Aug. 4 – Classroom Instruction & End of Course in Sao Paulo 

Price: $990 USD (Payment plan and discounts available)

Topics Covered:

  • Identification – Identifying the Error Chain
  • Correction – Breaking the Error Chain
  • Training – Evaluating Training Strategies and Methods
  • Maintenance – Maintaining the Safety Culture
  • Balancing Safety and Accountability

3.6 CEUs

This course provides participants with knowledge and skills of human factors in aviation focusing on understanding and investigating human errors in aviation.

Language: English 

Course Instructor:  Dr. Albert Boquet of ERAU and Dr. Eder Henriqson of PUCRS

Course Dates:

  • Aug. 9 – Registration Deadline
  • Aug. 14 – Online Class Begins
  • Sept. 22 – Classroom Instruction & End of Course in Sao Paulo

Price: $990 USD (Payment plan and discounts available)

Topics Covered:

  • Human Performance Limitations
  • Understanding Human Errors
  • Investigation of Physiological Factors and Psychological Factors
  • Investigation of Operational and Organizational Factors
  • Criminalization of Human Errors: Safety and Accountability


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