Flight Standards Division, Embraer Brazil
Edite has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, a Specialization degree in Civil Aviation Management and an MBA in Project Management.
She started her career in the aviation industry in the early 2000’s as a Product Certification Manager assistant at Embraer.
In 2007, she was assigned to the Flight Standards division as an Operational Evaluation Manager, and has since then overseen all operational evaluation-related endeavors pursued by Embraer Executive and Commercial aviation.
She is also a former Embraer representative of the EASA rulemaking group regarding OSD requirements, an AIAB Flight Standards Technical Committee alternating member in the activities of each of its subcommittees and member of ICCAIA (International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations) Flight Operations Subcommittee.
Operational Commonality Requirements and Training on Airplane Design
In a competitive industry where operational cost efficiency is paramount for an air carrier’s survival, the type and amount of the mandatory type-related flight training can be a deal maker or breaker between OEMs and air carriers.
In that sense, and despite being considerably different under the hood, the new Embraer 190 E2 generation was designed to feature a very high level of operational commonality compared to its predecessor the E1 generation. The goal was to allow E1 pilots seeking E2 qualification a short and smooth training transition. The fine balance sought between the airplane design vs. required training footprint was a challenge to Embraer, where many important lessons were learned during the E2 development.
The scope of Embraer’s presentation is to discourse over the challenges overcome by the OEM towards finding the E2 “sweet spot” between operational commonality with the E1 and technical enhancements envisioned for the E2 so that the airplane design would conform to the project training requirements which were established long before the E2 first rivet was punched.