Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

En Yen Justin Chu, Senior Rafael Dubena, Senior Carlos Aguilar-Velin, Graduate Student Jose Gachancipa Parga, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

En Yen Justin Chu

Faculty Mentor Name

Sue Macchiarella

Abstract

The project is a research trip to Brazil with 9 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students during Spring Break 2018. The group evaluated the success of aviation and aerospace industry in Brazil through multiple company visits during the trip.

The group visited Embraer S.A for an aircraft factory tour, GOL Transportes Aéreos for airline operations tour, and São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport for an airport management tour. Through these company and facilities visits, the group examined what conditions in Brazil allowed companies like Embraer S.A to become the third largest airframe manufacturer in the world, such as society, economy, and politics of Brazil.

The research also includes a group of students conducting a same research while staying in Daytona Beach. Both the travelling group to Brazil and Daytona group will be evaluated with a written exam to demonstrate whether travelling produces a better result. The research exposes students to a different perspective of aviation and aerospace industry and promotes globalization on campus through travelling.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Brazil Research Trip: Evaluating the success of Embraer and aviation industry in Brazil

The project is a research trip to Brazil with 9 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students during Spring Break 2018. The group evaluated the success of aviation and aerospace industry in Brazil through multiple company visits during the trip.

The group visited Embraer S.A for an aircraft factory tour, GOL Transportes Aéreos for airline operations tour, and São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport for an airport management tour. Through these company and facilities visits, the group examined what conditions in Brazil allowed companies like Embraer S.A to become the third largest airframe manufacturer in the world, such as society, economy, and politics of Brazil.

The research also includes a group of students conducting a same research while staying in Daytona Beach. Both the travelling group to Brazil and Daytona group will be evaluated with a written exam to demonstrate whether travelling produces a better result. The research exposes students to a different perspective of aviation and aerospace industry and promotes globalization on campus through travelling.

 

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