Flavio Antonio Coimbra Mendonca

Title
Assistant Professor
Email
Department
Aeronautical Science Department
College
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

Aviation Safety; Human Factors; Safety Management of Wildlife Hazards to Aviation.
Flavio Antonio Coimbra Mendonca


Dr. Flavio A. C. Mendonca is an assistant professor and researcher in the Aeronautical Science Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. Prior to joining ERAU Dr. Mendonca was an assistant professor at Purdue University. His primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate-level courses in Crew Resource Management and conducting research projects.

Dr. Mendonca is a Brazilian Air Force retired officer, a pilot, and a Flight Safety Officer (1986-2014). As a member of the Brazilian Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA) for almost 14 years, Dr. Mendonca acted in the capacity of Investigator-in-Charge of several aircraft accidents and serious incidents involving Part 121 and Part 135 operators, and military aircraft. He also provided expertise related to aviation safety and the investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents during the ICAO safety management panel. In this capacity, Dr. Mendonca acted as an adviser to the Brazilian team during the development of the first edition of the ICAO Annex 19 – Safety Management. He holds a Brazilian Airline Transport Pilot License with Single-and Multiengine, Learjet 30, and Embraer 110 Ratings. He also holds a Brazilian certified Flight Instructor certificate with Airplane Single-and Multiengine and Instrument Ratings. Additionally, Dr. Mendonca holds an FAA Private Pilot Certificate with Single-and Multiengine Ratings (based upon a foreign pilot license), an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Single-Engine Rating, and an FAA Advanced Ground Instructor certificate. He has over 30 years of experience as a pilot, with approximately 4,000 flight hours.

Dr. Mendonca completed his Ph.D. in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (2017), and a master’s degree in aviation safety at the University of Central Missouri (2009).  His Bachelor’s degree was in aviation management earned at the Brazilian Air Force Academy (1989).

Dr. Mendonca's research interests include Aircraft Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Safety Management Systems, Wildlife Hazards to Aviation, and Competence Based Education. He maintains an active research agenda, which has recently focused on the safety management of wildlife hazards to aviation, and in fatigue identification and management in a Part 141 Collegiate Aviation Environment. He has authored/co-authored over 25 peer-refereed journal articles, and over 50 conference proceedings. It is important to mention that as a flight safety officer, an aircraft accident investigator, and a CENIPA’s member during almost 14 years of his tenure in the Brazilian Air Force, Dr. Mendonca authored a great number of technical reports (e.g., aircraft accident investigation reports; aviation safety programs), some with proprietary data and not cleared for publishing.






  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Technology, Purdue University-Main Campus
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri

  • Ground Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Private Pilot (Foreign-based) - Federal Aviation Administration

  • AS 387: Crew Resource Management
  • AS 408: Flight Safety

AS387 - Crew Resource Management

AS399 - Special Topics in Aeronautical Science

AS499 - Special Topics in Aeronautical Science



Peer Refereed Journal Publications

Marete*, C., Zakharov, W., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2022). A systematic literature review examining the gender gap in collegiate aviation and aerospace education. Collegiate Aviation Review International, 40(1), 01-19. http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/CARI/article/view/8523/xxxx

Keller J., Mendonca, F. A. C., & Adjekum, D. (2022). Understanding factors underlying fatigue among collegiate aviation pilots in the United States. Safety, 8(46), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety8020046

Tela, T.**, A. & Mendonca, F. A. C (2022). Safety management of wildlife hazards to aviation: An analysis of wildlife strikes in Part 139 airports in Florida 2011-2020. [Manuscript submitted for publication]. College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Keller, J. (2022). Enhancing the aeronautical decision-making of general aviation pilots to mitigate the risk of bird strikes: A quasi-experimental study [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University & School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, Purdue University.

Albelo, J., Acosta, L., Mendonca, F. A. C., Kim, E., & Almodovar, F. (2022). A qualitative ethnographic case study exploring the Hispanic/Latinx interpretations of collegiate aviation safety culture [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Misra*, S., Toppo**, I., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2022). Assessment of aircraft damage due to bird strikes: A machine learning approach. International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 8(2), 136-151. https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1504/IJSA.2022.122328.

Keller J., Mendonca, F. A. C., & Adjekum, D. (2021). Contributory factors of fatigue among collegiate aviation pilots: An ordinal regression analysis. Collegiate Aviation International, 39(2). https://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/CARI/ article/view/8263/7647.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., & Dillman, B. G. (2021). Competency-based education: A framework for a more efficient and safer aviation industry. Journal of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, 54(1), 19-23. https://www.isasi.org/Documents/ForumMagazines/Forum-2021-JanToMarch.pdf

Keller J., Mendonca, F. A. C., & Adjekum, D. (2021). Understanding factors underlying fatigue among collegiate aviation pilots in the United States (Manuscript accepted for publication). Purdue University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of North Dakota.

Zimmerman*, N., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2021). The impact of human factors and maintenance documentation on aviation safety: An analysis of 15 years of accident data through the PEAR framework. Collegiate Aviation Review International. https://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/CARI/article/view/8218/7624

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller J., Levin*, E., & Teo*, A. (2021). Understanding fatigue within a collegiate aviation program. International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, 31(1),  1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/24721840.2020.1865819

Small**, A. (2020). A study of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) as applied to Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, 69-77. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jpur/vol10/iss1/18/. Faculty mentor.

Keller, J., Mendonca, F. A. C., Cutter, C., Suckow, M., & Dillman, B. (2020). Justification and development of competencies to transform a collegiate aviation flight program. Journal of Competency-Based Education, 5(3), 01-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbe2.1216

Keller, J., Mendonca, F. A. C., Laub*, T., & Wolfe*, S. (2020). An analysis of self-reported sleep measures from collegiate aviation pilots. Collegiate Aviation Review International 38(1). 148-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.22488/okstate.20.100209

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller J., & Huang, C. (2020). Wildlife strikes to aircraft in Brazil: 2011-2018. Journal of Airline and Airport Management, 10(2), 51-64. https://doi.org/10.3926/jairm.160

Curtis*[1], T., Keller J., Fanjoy, R. O., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2020).  An exploratory study of automation errors in Part 91 Operations. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 1(29), 32-48. https://doi.org/10.15394/jaaer.2020.1812

Huang, C., Xie, A., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2020). Statistical assessment of the flight risk assessment tool in general aviation operations. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, 9(1), 41-49.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/2159-6670.1205

Teo**, A., & Levin**, E. (2019). Lifestyle and solutions: An investigation of fatigue in collegiate aviation. Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, 9(35). https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jpur/vol9/iss1/35/. Faculty mentor.

Keller J., Mendonca, F. A. C., & Cutter, J. (2019). Collegiate aviation pilots: Analyses of fatigue related decision-making scenarios. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(4), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2019.1360

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller J., & Lu, C-T. (2019). Fatigue identification and management in flight training: An investigation of collegiate aviation pilots. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(5), 1-30. https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2019.1365

Levin**, E., Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., Teo**, A. (2019). Fatigue in collegiate aviation. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(4), 1-25. https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol6/iss4/14/

Lu, C. T., Guo*, J., Mendonca, F. A. C., & Keller, J. C. (2019). Proposing an electronic maintenance job card. International Journal of Crisis Management, 9, 1-7. In-press.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Huang, C., Carney, T. Q., & Johnson, M. E. (2018). Assessing the risks: An analysis of wildlife-strike data at the three busiest Brazilian airports (2011-2016). International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(5), 1-38. https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol5/iss5/3/

Mendonca, F. A. C., Carney, T. Q., & Fanjoy, R. O. (2018). Enhancing the safety training of GA pilots to reduce the risk of bird strikes: An experimental pilot study. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(4), 1-27. https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol5/iss4/7/

Mendonca, F., Keller, J. C., Wang, Y. (2017). Managing the risk: An analysis of bird strike reporting at Part 139 airports in Indiana (2001-2014). Journal of Airline and Airport Management, 7(1), 43-64. https://upcommons.upc.edu/bitstream/handle/2117/105387/82-538-2-PB.pdf

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Carney, T. Q. (2017). A safety management model for FAR 141 approved flight schools. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, 6(2), 33-49. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=jate

[1] * Indicates a graduate student.

[2] ** Indicates an undergraduate student.

Conference & Poster Presentations

Mcnall**, C., Ayres**, R., Neff**, A., & Flood**, B. A. (2022, April 14).  (2022, April 12). Utilizing UAS to support wildlife hazard management efforts by airport operators [Poster presentation]. ERAU Discovery Day, Daytona Beach, FL. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/discovery-day/db-discovery-day-2022/poster-session-1/32/

Mcnall**, C., Park**, J., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2022, April 12). Utilizing UAS to support sustainability and wildlife hazard management [Paper presentation]. ERAU Sustainability Conference, Daytona Beach, FL. https://commons.erau.edu/sustainability-conference/2022/agenda/25/

Mendonca, F. A. C., Wallace, R., & Sliwinski, R. (2022, March 16-18). Utilizing UAS to mitigate wildlife strikes to aviation [Paper presentation]. 108th Purdue Road School Transportation Conference & Expo, West Lafayette, IN. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/roadschool/2022/presentations/13/

Chimino, A**, N.; Cabrera**, J., & Boccuzzo**, K. (2021, November 16). Utilizing UAS to support wildlife hazard management efforts by airport operators [Conference session]. ERAU 4th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium, Daytona Beach, IN. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/db-srs/

Batz**, K., Masse**, S., Soja**, M., Taylor**, W., Todd-Stone**, M. (2021, November 16). Applying the Swiss cheese model during the analysis of the Air France 447 accident [Conference session]. ERAU 4th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium, Daytona Beach, IN. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/db-srs/2021/poster-session-one/1/

Tella**, T. D. (2021, November 16). Safety management of wildlife hazards to aviation: An analysis of wildlife strikes in Part 139 airports in Florida 2011-2020  [Conference session]. ERAU 4th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium, Daytona Beach, FL. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/db-srs/2021/poster-session-one/37/

Khale*, N. (2021, November 16). An analysis of wildlife strike reporting at 40 part 139 airports at four Federal Aviation Administration regions (2016-2020) [Conference session]. ERAU 4th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium, Daytona Beach, FL. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/db-srs/2021/poster-session-one/3/

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Wallace, R. (2021, October 6-8). Utilizing UAS to support wildlife hazard management efforts by airport operators [Conference session]. University Aviation Association Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. https://www.uaa.aero/2021_conference.php

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Keller, J. (2021, October 6-8). Investigating sleep quality and stress levels among collegiate aviation pilots [Conference session]. University Aviation Association Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. https://www.uaa.aero/2021_conference.php

Zimmermann*, N. (2021, October 6-8). Using the PEAR framework to study the relationship between aviation safety, maintenance documentation, and human factors [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. Faculty mentor. https://www.uaa.aero/2021_conference.php.

Chimino**, A, N. (2021, October 6-8). Utilizing UAS to support wildlife hazard management efforts by airport operators [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. Faculty mentor. https://www.uaa.aero/2021_conference.php.

Tella**, T. D, N. (2021, October 6-8). Safety management of wildlife hazards to aviation: An analysis of wildlife strikes in Part 139 airports in Florida (2011-2020) [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. Faculty mentor. https://www.uaa.aero/2021_conference.php.

Zimmerman*, N., Mendonca, F. A. C., Wang, P. H., & Keller, J.  (2021, September 1-2). Exploring the impact of composite material fires and associated response protocol on the material analysis during an aircraft accident investigation [Paper presentation]. International Society of Air Safety Investigators Annual Seminar. Virtual Meeting.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2021, August 25). O uso de drones para prevenir acidentes aeronáuticos causados por colisões de aeronaves e animais [Utilizing UAS technologies to prevent aircraft accidents resulting from wildlife strikes]. Invited keynote speaker during the 1st Geotechnology Online Seminar of the Uberlandia Federal University, Brazil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=6bOXS3zVSqk&feature =youtu.be

Mendonca, F. A. C., Chimino**, A., & Cabrera**, J. (2021, August). Utilizing UAS to support wildlife hazard management efforts by airport operators [Paper presentation]. 2021 Bird Strike Committee USA Virtual Meeting. https://www.aaae.org/aaae/BirdStrike/Default.aspx

Cabrera**, J., Chimino**, A., Woolf**, N., Schwarz**, M., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2021, June). Applying UAS for wildlife hazard management at airports. Paper presented during the FAA challenge: Smart airport student competition virtual forum. Faculty mentor. https://livestream.com/viewnow/faachallenge/videos/222691151.

Cabrera**, J., Chimino**, A., Woolf**, N., Schwarz**, M., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2021, June). Applying UAS for wildlife hazard management at airports [Poster presentation]. FAA challenge: Smart airport student competition virtual forum. Faculty mentor. http://faachallenge.nianet.org/wp-content/uploads/FAA_2021_DigitalPoster_023_ EmbryRiddleAeronauticalUniversity.pdf.

Abdala**, S., I. (2021, April). Southwest airlines flight 1248: A case study using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System framework. Poster presented at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2021 Discovery Day, Daytona Beach, Florida. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/discovery-day/db-discovery-day-2021/poster-session/21/

Misra*, S., Troppo*, I. (2021, April). Data mining techniques to predict aircraft damage levels of wildlife strikes in United States.[Poster presentation]. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2021 Discovery Day, Daytona Beach, Florida. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/discovery-day/db-discovery-day-2021/poster-session-grad/16/.

Dubena*, R., A. (2021, April). The return of pre-pandemic US airline demand.[Poster presentation]. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2021 Discovery Day, Daytona Beach, Florida. Faculty mentor.  https://commons.erau.edu/discovery-day/db-discovery-day-2021/poster-session-grad/1/.

Tela**, T., A. (2021, April). Investigating seasonal Patterns: An analysis of reported wildlife strikes in Part 139 airports in Florida 2011-2020 [Poster presentation]. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2021 Discovery Day, Daytona Beach, Florida. Faculty mentor. https://commons.erau.edu/discovery-day/db-discovery-day-2021/poster-session/38/.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., & Robertson, M (2020, October). Exploring fatigue research among collegiate aviation pilots [Paper presentation]. University Aviation Association-online hosted collegiate aviation conference (Education Session). Daytona Beach, FL.

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Keller, J. (2020, September). An analysis of self-reported sleepiness and fatigue measures from collegiate aviation pilots [Paper presentation]. University Aviation Association-online research symposium. Daytona Beach, FL.

Small**, A. (2020, April). A study of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) as applied to Asiana Airlines Flight 214 [Paper presentation]. Purdue University 2020 Spring Undergraduate Research Expo, West Lafayette, Indiana. Faculty mentor. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jpur/vol10/iss1/18/

Keller, J., Mendonca, F. A. C., Levin**, E., & Teo**, A. (2020, March). Measuring fatigue in collegiate aviation pilots [Conference session]. National Training Aircraft Symposium, Daytona Beach, FL. https://commons.erau.edu/ntas/2020/presentations/14/

Mendonca, F. A. C., Levin**, E., Keller, J., & Teo**, A. (2020, March). Fatigue in collegiate aviation [Paper presentation]. National Training Aircraft Symposium, Daytona Beach, FL. https://commons.erau.edu/ntas/2020/presentations/11/

Sliwinski, R., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2020, March). Wildlife hazards at airports: A practical review [Conference session]. 106th Purdue Road School Transportation Conference & Expo, West Lafayette, IN. https://roadschool.purdue.edu/pdf/2020_Program.pdf

Zimmerman*, N. (2020, February). Maintenance instructions and their impact on aircraft accidents [Poster presentation]. Purdue University Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Awards Competition, West Lafayette, Indiana. Faculty mentor.

Levin**, E. (2019, November). Fatigue in collegiate aviation [Paper presentation]. Purdue University 2019 Fall Undergraduate Research Expo, West Lafayette, Indiana. Faculty mentor.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2019, November). Fatigue identification and management in flight training: An investigation of Part 141 collegiate aviation pilots [Conference session]. Invited keynote speaker during the 1st Meeting of the Students and Graduates of the Master’s Degree in Aviation Safety (Colombian Air Force), Bogota, Colombia.

Zollars*, K. (2019, October). Aircraft operations and frequency of wildlife strikes [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association 72ndAnnual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. Faculty mentor.

Wang*, S., Jiang*, C. (2019, October). Comparison of annual wildlife strikes in Florida---A case study of Orlando International Airport (MCO) [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association 72ndAnnual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Memphis, Tennessee. Faculty mentor.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., & Dillman, B. G. (2019, September). Competency-based education: A framework for a more efficient and safer aviation industry [Paper presentation]. International Society of Air Safety Investigators Annual Seminar, Hague, Netherlands. https://www.isasi.org/Library/technical-papers.aspx

Mendonca, F. A. C., Fanjoy, R. O., & Carney, T. Q. (2019, August). Bird hazard mitigation training for Part 141general aviation pilots: An experimental study [Paper presentation]. 2019 North American Bird Strike Conference, Halifax, Canada. https://canadianbirdstrike.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Proceedings-of-17th-North-American-Bird-Strike-Conference.pdf

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., & Schonhardt, C. F. G. (2019, August). Wildlife hazard management: An analysis of wildlife-strike data from the five busiest airports in Brazil – [2011-2018] [Conference session]. 2019 North American Bird Strike Conference, Halifax, Canada. https://canadianbirdstrike.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Proceedings-of-17th-North-American-Bird-Strike-Conference.pdf

Keller, J., Mendonca, F. A., Suckow M., & Dillman, B. G. (2019, June). Transforming the professional flight program curriculum: Justification, process, and future development [Paper presentation]. Polytechnic Summit 2019, Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Keller, J., Mendonca, F. A. C., Levin*, E., & Teo*, A. (2019, May). Fatigue related decision-making scenarios: An exploratory study of collegiate pilots [Paper presentation]. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, Ohio.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., Lu, C-T., & Huang, C. (2019, May). Mitigating the risk of bird strikes: The use of virtual reality during flight training [Poster presentation]. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, Ohio.

Levin**, E. (2019, April). Fatigue in collegiate aviation [Paper presentation]. Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana. Faculty mentor.

Teo**, A. (2019, April). Fatigue and aviation: Fatigue among collegiate aviation students [Poster presentation]. Purdue University Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, West Lafayette, Indiana. Faculty mentor.

Levin**, E. (2019, April). General aviation collision avoidance [Poster presentation]. Purdue University School of Aviation and Transportation Technology Poster Symposium, West Lafayette, Indiana. Faculty mentor.

Keller, J., Mendonca, F. A. C., & Huang, C. (2018, September). Fatigue issues and mitigation strategies [Conference session]. University Aviation Association 2018 collegiate aviation conference, Dallas, TX.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Keller, J., & Huang, C. (2018, September). Safety management of wildlife hazards to aviation. [Conference session]. University Aviation Association 2018 collegiate aviation conference, Dallas, TX.

Levin**, E. (2018, September). Preventing midair collisions between general aviation aircraft [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association 71st Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Dallas, Texas. Faculty mentor.

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Carney, T. Q. (2018, August). Bird hazard mitigation training for general aviation pilots: A prospective research study [Conference session]. 2018 Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting, Maryland, BA. http://www.birdstrike.org/2018-presentations/P13.pdf

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Keller, J. C. (2018, August). Mitigating the risks: An analysis of wildlife-strike data from São Paulo international airport (SBGR) – [2011-2017] [Paper presentation]. 2018 Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting, Maryland, BA. http://www.birdstrike.org/conference/bird-strike-committee-proceedings/2018-conference-presentations/

Schonhardt, C. F. G., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2018, August). The cost of wildlife-strikes to offshore helicopter operation and communication within and among entities: A case study [Conference session]. 2018 Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting, Maryland, BA. http://www.birdstrike.org/2018-presentations/P21.pdf

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Carney, T. Q. (2018, March). General aviation pilots’ strategies to mitigate bird strikes [Conference session]. 104th Purdue Road School Transportation Conference & Expo, West Lafayette, IN.

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Fanjoy, R. O. (2017, September). Flight crew guide to the mitigation of bird strikes to aircraft: A case study [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association 70th Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference & Expo, Riverside, California.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Huang, C., Carney, T. Q., & Johnson, M. E. (2017, September). Wildlife strikes to aircraft: An analysis of wildlife-strike reporting at the three busiest international commercial airports in Brazil (2011-2016) [Paper presentation]. 70th University Aviation Association collegiate aviation conference, Riverside, CA.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Huang, C., Fanjoy, R. O., & Keller, J. (2017, May). A case study using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) framework [Paper presentation]. 2017 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Mendonca, F. A. C., Carney, T. Q., & Huang, C. (2017, March). Enhancing the safety training of aviators to mitigate the risk of bird strikes: A scientific approach. Poster presented at the Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo, West Lafayette, IN.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2016, September). Battling the criminalization of aircraft accidents: A case study [Conference session]. University Aviation Association 69th Annual Education Conference & Expo, Omaha, Nebraska.

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Allan, A. B. (2016, September). Integrating aircraft accident investigation and career development theories and concepts [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association 69th Annual Education Conference & Expo, Omaha, Nebraska.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2016, September). Exploiting science: Enhancing pilots’ safety training to reduce the risk of bird strikes [Paper presentation]. University Aviation Association 69th Annual Education Conference & Expo, Omaha, Nebraska.

Huang, C., Johnson, M. E., Major, W., Mendonca, F. A. C., Anne, A., & Ropp, T. D. (2016, August). Exploring the centralized safety management to mitigate the threats and risks of aircraft maintenance [Paper presentation]. International Conference on Technology Management – ICTM 2016, Chicago, IL.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2016, August). Exploiting science: Enhancing pilots’ safety training to reduce the risk of bird strikes [Conference session]. 2016 Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Mendonca, F. A. C., & Johnson, M. E. (2015, October). Integrating sustainability and the safety management of wildlife in aviation [Poster presentation]. University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2014, April). A prevenção do acidente organizational. [Preventing organizational accidents] [Conference session]. Second Brazilian Air Force Aviation Safety Seminar, Salvador, Brazil.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2013, August). Anexo 19: Gerenciamento da segurança de voo [Annex 19: Safety management] [Conference session]. Third Brazilian Flight Test and Research Institute Safety Symposium, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2011, September). Airlines pilots’ perceptions concerning recommended practices that reduce the risk of bird strikes [Conference session]. 11th meeting of the Bird Strike North America Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2009, October). O risco da avifauna para a aviação militar [Wildlife hazards to the military aviation] [Conference session]. Fourth Brazilian Navy Seminar on Aviation Safety, São Pedro da Aldeia, Brazil.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2008, August). The bird hazard report as a safety tool [Paper presentation]. Tenth Bird Strike Committee USA/Canada meeting, Orlando, FL.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2006, July). O gerenciamento do risco aviário no Brasil: Ações exitosas [Wildlife hazard management in Brazil: Successful actions] [Conference session]. Fourth Caribbean, Central America, and South America (CARSAM) committee meeting, Panama, Panama.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2005, November). A prevenção do risco aviário no Brasil: Um estudo de caso [Prevention of bird strikes in Brazil: A case study] [Conference session]. Second Brazilian International Conference on Wildlife Hazard Management, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2005, April). Managing the risk of wildlife strikes at airports: A safety management systems approach [Conference session]. ICAO Airport Safety Management Systems for the ICAO NAM/CAR/SAM Regions, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2004, September). A prevençao do risco aviário no Brasil: O papel do Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos [Prevention of bird strikes in Brazil: The role of the Brazilian Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center] [Conference session]. Second Caribbean, Central America, and South America (CARSAM) Committee Meeting, Lima, Peru.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2003, September). O Centro de Investigação e Prevençao de Acidentes Aeronáuticos e a prevenção do risco aviário [The role of the Brazilian Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center in regards to the prevention of wildlife strikes] [Conference session]. First Caribbean, Central America, and South America (CARSAM) Committee Meeting, Santiago, Chile.

Technical and other Publications

**Cabrera, J., **Chimino, A., *Woolf, N., **Schwarz, M., & Mendonca, F. A. C. (2021). Applying UAS for wildlife hazard management at airports. FAA challenge: Smart airport student competition. Retrieved from http://faachallenge.nianet.org/wp-content/uploads/FAA_ 2021_TechnicalPaper_EmbryRiddleAeronauticalUniversity.pdf. Faculty mentor.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2017). Exploiting science: Enhancing the safety training of pilots to reduce the risk of bird strikes [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Purdue University.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2008). SMS for bird hazard: Assessing airlines pilots’ perceptions. [Unpublished master’s thesis]. University of Central Missouri.

Mendonca, F. A. C. (2014).  A prevenção e a investigação do acidente organizational [Preventing and investigating organizational accidents] (CENIPA’s textbook). Brasília, Brazil: CENIPA.

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1. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Aeronautical Science Department)

Assistant Professor & Researcher - August 2020 / Present

2. Purdue University, School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Assistant Professor & Researcher - August 2018 / August 2020

3. Purdue University, School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Postdoctoral Researcher - January 2018 / July 2018

4. Purdue University, School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Graduate Teaching Assistant - January 2015 / December 2017

5. Brazilian Air Force Officer

Officer, Pilot, and Senior Aircraft Accident Investigator January 1986 / November 2014

          A. Brazilian Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA)

          B. Third Brazilian Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Regional Office

          C. Brazilian Air Force Academy

          D. 1GAv6 Brazilian Air Force Squadron

         


FAA Challenge: Smart Airport Student Competition (2021 - Finalist)

Purdue Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award (2017)

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship (2017)

University Aviation Association (UAA) Second Place Virtual Poster Winner (2017)

Purdue Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award (2016)

Brazilian Air Force - Aeronautics Honor Medal (2014)

Brazilian Navy Honor Award - Aviation Safety (2013)

Santos-Dumont Brazilian Air Force Honor Medal (2011)

Brazilian Aeronautical Accident Investigation and Prevention System (SIPAER) honor medal (2009)

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Award (2009)

William L. Vacek Outstanding Graduate Award (2008)