Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member and IATA authorized global training , has graduated 302 aviation professionals at a ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training Building on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
The graduates are from the aviation maintenance, Pilot training and School of marketing divisions of the academy and received their diplomas and achievement awards at the ceremony from Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, and Ethiopian Airlines.
Addressing the graduates at the ceremony, Tewolde remarked, “I take this opportunity to congratulate the graduates, their families and friends on this important milestone. In line with our Vision 2025, our Academy, the largest in Africa with an annual capacity of 4,000 trainees, is not only serving the needs of Ethiopian but of the African airline industry. Every year, it trains thousands of young Africans in all facets of our industry be it marketing, customer service, finance, aircraft maintenance, pilot, cabin crew or leadership. It is availing training and job opportunities for thousands of young Africans and is playing its part in filling the gap in skilled aviation professionals in Africa.”
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is one of the eight strategic business units of Ethiopian Airlines group and is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IATA Safety Audit (IOSA). The reputable and largest academy in Africa, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, provides comprehensive for pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing and leadership personnel.
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 more than 110 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 eight business centers: Ethiopian Regional Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering; Ethiopian Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
A/Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines
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