Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Eduardo Alves Menini

Eduardo Alves Menini Graduated from the Brazilian Air Force Academy in 1981 as a military pilot, Cpt. Menini served in Brazilian AF fighter squadrons as fighter pilot from 1981 to 1987. In 1988, he graduated from the Brazilian AF Test Pilot School as a Flight Test Pilot.
He worked as flight test pilot for the Brazilian Certification Authority from 1989 to 1993, where he was involved with the certification of several airplanes including MD-11, Fokker-50 MkII, A-310, and Learjet 60. Instructor and Chief of the Brazilian AF
Test Pilot School from 1993 to 1996.
Chief of the Brazilian CTA Flight Test Division from 1997 to 1999, he was involved, as test pilot, in test programs concerning weapons compatibility on the Brazilian AF Mirage IIIE.
Cpt. Menini Joined Embraer in 2000 to work as a test pilot for the Embraer 170 Program, becoming involved with the man-machine interface design for the Embraer 170/190 cockpit.
He was the Project Test Pilot for the Embraer 190 and Embraer Phenom.
Cap. Menini has accumulated more than 4000 flight hours in several airplanes from gliders to large transport and supersonic fighters.