Ethiopian Airlines and IOCC Consulting are now in the final stage in concluding a long-term agreement between the two companies. The initial part of the agreement was signed on 14 January 2016 by Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam (left) and IOCC Consulting’s CEO Mr. Dustin Paul Wilden (right). The agreement will include a mutually beneficial business relationship regarding aviation simulators and training at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines has recently upgraded its Aviation Academy and hiring out its simulators is an integral part of the Academy’s business growth plan. This partnership will facilitate the growth of both companies.Mr. Dustin Paul Wilden says that the launch of this agreement will bring great value to the two companies and will benefit the airline industry worldwide. “When two strong companies decide to join forces it gives our customers long-term security, quality and value for money,” he says. “With this agreement, Ethiopian Airlines and IOCC Consulting will bring the much needed simulator capacity to the global market so that other airlines can achieve their strategic goals and at the same time maintain a sustainable operation.”
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam added, “Our simulators are a symbol of the opportunities we are bringing to Ethiopia and to the continent as a whole. Ethiopian cares about African Aviation and this transatlantic partnership will further our aims of building trust and custom around the world.”
Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopian Airlines, with an average fleet age of just 5 years and more than 92 destinations around the world, is Africa’s leading Airline and one of the most dependable airlines in the world.
Both Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and IOCC Consulting’s CEO Mr. Dustin Paul Wilden are looking forward to a fruitful business relationship.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 92 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, 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 centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer