Ethiopian graduates 155 Aviation Professionals- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7 July, 2015

Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 19 pilots, 49 aviation maintenance technicians, 42 cabin crew and 45 marketing trainees at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Headquarters on July 07, 2015.

At the graduation ceremony, Ethiopian CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, gave out diplomas to all graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and achievement awards to top performing ones. The training equipped the graduates with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to qualify them in their carrier as Aviation professionals. The graduates include one Ghanaian  pilot.

On the occasion, CEO Tewolde congratulated the new graduates and welcomed them to the airline’s fast growing workforce. He added: "The Ethiopian Aviation Academy is the foundation of the Airline. Self-sufficiency in training of all airline expertise right from the inception of our business has been one of the major success factors of Ethiopian Airlines. Our Vision 2025 envisages a work force of more than 17,000 employees and most of them will graduate from our Academy. This is the main reason that we are investing huge amount of money, time and energy for its expansion."

Ethiopian Aviation Academy is certified by the US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and IOSA (IATA safety audit). The Academy has been providing training for pilots, maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing and leadership for the airline and other sisterly carriers in Africa for more than six decades. For your training needs and further information, please contact the Ethiopian Aviation Academy Administration services through +251115-17-43-33 or visit our website at :

About Ethiopian

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 90 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 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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