Addis Ababa, 07 September 2022
Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest Aviation training Academy in Africa and UTD Aviation Solutions, a US based Aviator and ASA (Aviation Suppliers Association’s auditing process) accredited company, signed an MOU to promote the Academy jointly in the Americas.
According to the MOU signed at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters, UTD Aviation will spread information across US and Latin American markets, about the wide range of courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy.
The agreement aims to sustain the legacy of Col. John C. Robinson, also known as ‘The Brown Condor’ and ‘Father of the Tuskegee Airmen’, which began almost 100 years ago. The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) is a joint initiative structured with Ethiopian Aviation Academy to train underprivileged and under marketed future aviators of color in America.
Mr. Mesay Shiferaw, Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation Academy remarked, “We are glad to have signed this MOU with UTD Aviation and pave the way for future aviators of color to acquire world class aviation training. This partnership enables both Ethiopian Aviation Academy and UTD Aviation to promote the Academy jointly among the African American community.”
Mr. Dahir Mohammed, President and CEO of UTD Aviation Solutions on his part said, “We are glad to partner with the largest Aviation training centre in Africa, and UTD recognises the potential of Ethiopian Aviation Academy as a pipeline to address the labor crisis in the US aviation sector”. He added, “We are confident that we can promote the Academy’s training courses in the market we operate, and no doubt the cooperation will soon bear fruits for both continents.”
About UTD Aviation Solutions
UTD Aviation Solutions (UTD) is headquartered in New York near JFK International airport and is a certified member of the Airline Suppliers Association operating as an (ASA)- 100 certified supplier ensuring FAA compliance with Advisory Circular (AC) 00-56. UTD operates as a pioneer in North American Aviation as a registered Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and an accredited member of the National Minority Suppliers Development Council (NMSDC).
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-five 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 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s 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, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-8, Freighter, Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven 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 seven years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information, please visit www.ethiopianairlines.com