Ethiopian Honors Aviation Maintenance Technicians - 10 June, 2010

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy honors the graduation of 52 Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT). Among the graduates eleven are Chadian and one is Liberian. The graduates have undergone an intensive training where 27 are line technicians and the rest 25 are specialized in power plant maintenance.

At the training center, the graduates have gone through a meticulous theoretical and practical training to qualify them as full fledged aviation technicians.

These graduates will bring the total number of maintenance technician graduates in different area of expertise to 2666 since its inception in February, 1967. Among the total number of graduates, 1845 are Ethiopians and 821 are foreign nationals from 48 different countries of the world, mainly from Africa and the Middle East.

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy is committed to provide qualified and competent professionals for Ethiopian in particular and the aviation industry in general for the region. The academy conducts concurrently training programs for pilots, cabin crew, technicians and comprehensive courses in marketing and management.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of flight services to Mombasa and Monrovia, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 37 cities in Africa and a total of 58 international destinations spanning throughout four continents.

Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 on November 25, 2009 and “Airline of the Year” award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) on November 24, 2009, bringing the total Awards honored since January 2009 to five.

In August, 2008, Ethiopian won “the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award” of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the "2008 Best Airline in Africa Award" at the African Travel Award ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.