The first of its kind virtual graduation ceremony took place at Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) on the 24th of July 2020. Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation training academy in Africa, has graduated 558 aviation professionals on a graduation ceremony that was held in a virtual environment for the first time due to COVID-19 pandemic. Ethiopian Airlines Group GEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian executive management team, aviation stakeholders, invited guests as well as family members of the graduates attended the virtual ceremony.
Speaking at the virtual ceremony, Mr. Tewolde congratulated the graduates and remarked, “Even though we could not gather to celebrate your special day due to the pandemic, we are grateful that technology has made this virtual graduation possible. I congratulate and welcome you all to this virtual graduation ceremony of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, a pioneer and the most modern in Africa.
We strongly believe that educated and well-trained workforce is one of the pillars of sustainable growth. In line with that, Ethiopian Airlines has been offering high quality education and graduated over 18,000 aviation professionals like you, equipped with the knowledge and skills required for the aviation industry. Your graduation at a time when the world is dealing with unprecedented challenges should inspire you to build a better future by strengthening your resolve.”
The graduates include 72 pilots, 173 cabin crew, 7 aircraft technicians and 306 marketing professionals from six countries including Ethiopia. Outstanding graduates were honoured with videos featuring their success stories.
Ethiopian Airlines has been offering quality training at its globally certified, world-class aviation training centre and produced tens of thousands of aviation professionals mainly from African and middle eastern countries.
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Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, 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 127 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 will see it 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 seven years.
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