Ethiopian to Co-Host Airport Infrastructures & MRO Aviation (AIMA) Meetings Africa
Ethiopian will co-host the Airport Infrastructures & MRO Aviation (AIMA) Meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 22 to 24 September 2015. Over 250 participants from around the world are expected to attend. Among them will be industry professionals - including major players in the MRO industry and experts in airport infrastructure technology and design.
In addition to being the host, Ethiopian is also the official carrier of the Airport Infrastructures & MRO Aviation (AIMA) Meetings Africa offering participants reduced prices and direct connections from five continents. The AIMA attendants are expected to represent some 250 companies from 25 countries creating a unique business platform to find new business partners, explore new markets, and interact with international companies involved in MRO and Training.
“The involvement of Ethiopian MRO in hosting prominent MRO events in Africa is continuously increasing as we are becoming the leading MRO service provider in Africa. Accordingly, we are happy to see more and more platforms bringing all stakeholders together are being created in Addis Ababa.”, said Mr. Zemene Nega, Managing Director of Ethiopian MRO.
Mr. Samuel Assefa, Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, commented, ”Our involvement in this meeting gives us an added advantage to share best practices and create valuable contact with potential clients.”
Ethiopian MRO and Ethiopian Aviation Academy are strategic business units of the Airline certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), IATA Safety Audit (IOSA) and ICAO TRAINAIR Plus full member.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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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