Ethiopian graduates 202 Technicians and Cabin Crew - 18 April, 2013

Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 135 aviation maintenance technicians and 67 cabin crew at a ceremony held at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters on Thursday, 18 April 2013.

At the graduation ceremony, Ethiopian CEO, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, said, "Ethiopian Aviation Academy has grown from an annual intake capacity of just 200 students to 1000 at present. In the last couple of years, we have invested 50 million US$ into the expansion of the Academy. The expanded capacity of the Academy is in line with our Vision 2025 to enable it to accommodate 4,000 trainees per year. The Academy is working hard to train enough skilled aviation personnel to cater not just for our fast growing needs but also those of the aviation industry in Africa and the Gulf.

I take this opportunity to thank the Ethiopian Air Force for their continued support in the training program of the graduates."

Ethiopian Aviation Academy has been providing training for pilots, maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing, and other aviation professionals for the airlines’ needs and for third party admissions for many decades. For your training needs and further information, please contact the Ethiopian Aviation Academy Administration at 0115-17-83-33 or visit our website

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the airline provides dependable services to 70 international destinations spanning four continents.

Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won "Airline Reliability Performance Award" from Bombardier Aerospace; "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine; "Transformation Award 2012" from Planet Africa Network; "International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality" from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, won "Africa Legend of Travel" award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won "African CEO of the year" from the African CEO Forum as well as "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).