Addis Ababa, 12 June 2021
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest Aviation Academy in Africa, in collaboration with Open University of UK has graduated fifteen management staff in Master of Business Administration /MBA/ on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The graduates are higher management staff of the airline who have been attending the MBA program in the UK’s Open University.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of the MBA program and said, “The management staff have graduated in Master of Business Administration /MBA/ after taking the program which was arranged by our Aviation Academy in collaboration with the popular, Open University where a number of citizens from different countries attend their education. I am very happy to see this day in which our long-term leadership succession plan is starting to show fruits as members of our senior management team graduate from the renowned, the Open University from which I also graduated some 20 years ago. We at Ethiopian strongly believe that education is the greatest differentiator of our world and we are investing adequately in continuous training of our valuable Human Resources.”
The globally acclaimed Ethiopian Aviation Academy is playing a crucial role in catering educated and trained aviation professionals for Ethiopian in particular and for the African aviation sector in general. The academy has a huge role in preparing competent and qualified staff for all sectors of the aviation. Apart from programs provided solely by the academy, it also collaborates with other training centres to facilitate a wider range of training in various areas. The Aviation Academy has already received the license to be an Aviation University and will soon start accepting students to be enrolled in different programs.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-five 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 Seven business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports Services and Ethiopian Express Services (Domestic). Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.