Ethiopian Welcomes 262 Fresh Graduates into Its Workforce - 22 March, 2012

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy today graduated 262 trainees from the Schools of Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Marketing and Cabin Crew. At the graduation ceremony held at Ethiopian Headquarters, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines awarded diplomas to the graduates and achievement awards to top performing ones.

The School of Aviation Maintenance Technician graduated 67 trainees of which 22 have undergone through two years of Aviation Maintenance Technician Training with 767 and 757 Aircraft System Course and 45 of them took extensive training in the Airframe specialty. The training equipped the graduates with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to qualify them in their carrier as Aviation Technicians. The School has so far graduated 3,057 trainers since its inception in 1967 of which 2,191 are Ethiopians and the rest 866 foreign nationals from 49 different countries of the world.

The newly joined Cabin Crew members from the School of Cabin Crew have taken the basic classroom training, participated in safety drills and gone through rigorous on the job training which helps them to be qualified flight hostess to serve on board Ethiopian.

Today’s graduates from the of School of Marketing comprises of six batches of 145 trainees who are well trained in airport operations, ticket offices, cargo and domestic services for a total of 6 months. The School of Marketing wasinaugurated in 1982 and so far graduated 1,816 trainees.

The Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy was inaugurated in 1956 and has been providing trainings for Pilots, Maintenanance Technicians, Cabin Crew and Marketing and finance as well as Management training for its own and other airlines. 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, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and with the new additional services to Seychelles and Cotonou, the Airline will provide dependable services to 66 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 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 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 gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012 Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also received the 2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award” for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and "the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.