Sergio Quito

Sergio Quito

Senior Advisor, Safety & Flight Operations, GOL

GOL’s Safety & Flight Operations Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Safety & Operations Committee.

Head of eVTOL implementation project and Joint Working Group with Avolon and Vertical Aerospace.

Former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from February 2014 until March 2019.

At GOL Group since 2004, began as Boeing 737-800 NG Flight Instructor, being responsible for Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) Program (2006), IOSA certification (2008) and Safety Management Systems implementation (2010).

Still current as a B737 NG captain, experience of 43 years in Airlines, accumulated around 20.000 hours of flight time, in narrow and wide bodies’ airliners.

Bachelor degree in International Affairs, Catholic University of São Paulo, 2005.

Aircraft Accidents Investigator by CENIPA – Brasil, 2006.

IATA Operations Committee member since 2010, Vice-Chairman until June 2019.

Former Chairman of IATA’s Safety & Fight Operations B737 MAX Task Force.

The Intricacies of Training for the Take-Off of eVTOL

As the aviation industry continues to evolve, the introduction of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft presents new challenges and opportunities for pilot training and operations. This panel will take a deep dive into the intricacies of piloting eVTOL aircraft and the unique challenges and opportunities that come with operating under an eVTOL Air Operator Certificate (AOC). The conversation will explore how these operations differ from operations under traditional AOCs and how these differences are being addressed to ensure the success of eVTOL operations.

The panel will also delve into the cutting-edge training methods and technologies being used to prepare pilots for the unique challenges and complexities of eVTOL aircraft. From virtual and mixed reality simulations to innovative collaboration with operating companies, the panel will showcase how these efforts are ensuring successful day one operations for eVTOL aircraft, and the future of eVTOL training.