Ethiopian Aviation Academy Graduates 384 Aviation Professionals
Addis Ababa, 12 November 2019
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest and the most modern Aviation Academy in Africa, has graduated 384 professionals on 12 November 2019 at the premises of the academy.
The graduates include 67 pilots, 70 aircraft technicians, 109 cabin crew, 90 marketing as well as 48 catering professionals drawn from 7 countries. Diplomas and achievement awards were given to the graduates by Acting Chief Commercial Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Esayas congratulated the graduates and remarked “The future of aviation mainly lies in the hands of well-trained and highly disciplined professionals. I am confident that the high-quality, industry-based training and skills you have acquired coupled with the global mind-set, soft skills and good values imbued in you through your education would prepare you to excel in your profession in the dynamic, hyper-competitive aviation industry.
I call upon you to exercise the customer service mindset that you have cultivated, the knowledge and support you have received and the values you have embraced. These are treasures that will serve you well in the future.”
Operating successfully since its establishment in 1956, Ethiopian Aviation Academy has significantly contributed towards alleviating the critical shortage of skilled aviation professionals. Ethiopian Aviation Academy is a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member and IATA’s Authorized Global Training Center and Accredited Training School.
Note to Editors:
Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become the continent’s leading carrier, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 125 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin; with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that led it to become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past eight years.
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer