Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, has been awarded full membership of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS from May 20, 2015.
The Academy attained the full membership status following the successful development of a Standardized Training Package (STP) on “Aviation English for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians” as a requirement for full membership. The STP Ethiopian developed has been declared as one of the best courses in the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS STP library by ICAO. The ICAO validator assigned to evaluate the course affirmed that the course has 94% success rate according to his assessment.
This will put the Ethiopian Aviation Academy as the largest aviation school in Africa, at the forefront of technology, industry standard systems, cutting edge to be world class learning center.
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "The Academy is the bedrock of Ethiopian success structure making us self-sufficient in the provision of highly skilled and crucial aviation professionals such as pilots, aircraft technicians, cabin crew, marketing and finance personnel, customer service agents as well as aviation leaders. We have given it due focus to expand both the scope of the training and the in-take capacity of the Academy. This full membership status is the result of the continuous heavy investment we are making on human resource development and the hard work of our Aviation Academy course developers and instructors."
Ethiopian Aviation Academy has recently been voted as "Airline Training Services Provider of the Year" by the African Airlines Association. It has transformed into one of the seven business units of the Ethiopian Airlines Group.It is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IOSA (IATA Safety Audit).
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, 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 85 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300 ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. 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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