Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest and one of the most technologically advanced Aviation Learning Institutions in Africa which is recognized as ICAO Center of Excellence with full membership of ICAO TRAINAIR Plus and IATA authorized global training center, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 25 Pilots, 35 Aviation maintenance technicians, 43 Cabin Crew and 244 Commercial and Ground Service professionals at a colorful ceremony held at Ethiopian Aviation Academy on June 09, 2016.
This round of graduates includes Rwandese nationals, which testifies Ethiopian Airlines key role in African Integration and self-sufficiency.
On the ceremony, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam congratulated the graduates and gave out diplomas to all the graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and achievement award to outstanding academic performers.
He said “Our sharp focus in Human Resource Development and adequate and timely investment in our Aviation Academy’s internal Capacity Building are the strong foundation for the remarkable success in our vision 2025 strategic road map of fast, profitable and sustainable growth. Adequate number and quality of qualified aviation professionals are the prerequisite for a successful and vibrant African Aviation industry and Ethiopian Aviation Academy is working hard to progressively realize this objective.”
Ethiopian Aviation Academy 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).
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’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 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.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer