Ethiopian Graduates 147 Aviation Professionals
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 92 aviation maintenance technicians, 10 pilots, 20 cabin crew and 25 finance professionals, including nationals from Nigeria, Yemen and Libya, in a ceremony held at Ethiopian Airlines Headquarters on 19 June 2014.
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, â€œEthiopian Aviation Academy is the bedrock of our success by enabling us to be self-sufficient in critical aviation areas. We have invested over $80 million in our Academy over the last 4 years and have upgrade its in-take capacity to over 1,000 students per year. Per our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, we plan to further increase this in-take capacity to over 4,000 by 2025, with a view to serve not just our needs but also the growing demand of skilled aviation professionals across Africa.â€
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is certified by Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. In 2014, the Academy was recognized as theâ€œAirline Training Services Provider of the Yearâ€Â by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for its cost effective and extensive training support to other sisterly African airlines.
For your training needs and further information, please contact the Ethiopian Aviation Academy Administration at 0115-17-4012 orÂ www.ethiopianairlines.com.
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 continentâ€™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 81 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 777-200LR 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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