Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest and one of the most technologically advanced Aviation learning Institution in Africa which is recognised as ICAO Center of Excellence with full membership of ICAO TRAINAIR Plus and IATA authorized global training center, has graduated 25 Pilots, 35 Aviation maintenance technicians, 43 Cabin Crew and 244 Commercial and Ground Service professionals at a colorful ceremony held at Ethiopian Aviation Academy on June 09, 2016.
This round of graduates includes Rwandese nationals, which testifies Ethiopian Airlines key role in African Integration and self-sufficiency.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam congratulated the graduates and gave out diplomas to all the graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and achievement award to outstanding academic performers.
“Our sharp focus in Human Resource Development and adequate and timely investment in our Aviation Academy’s internal Capacity Building are the strong foundation for the remarkable success in our vision 2025 strategic road map of fast, profitable and sustainable growth. Adequate number and quality of qualified aviation professionals are the prerequisite for a successful and vibrant African Aviation industry and Ethiopian Aviation Academy is working hard to progressively realize this objective”, he said.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IATA Safety Audit (IOSA).
Ethiopian Airlines 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 Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and dual-class Bombmands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Bardier Q400 turboprop.
The average age of the aircraft in the fleet is five years. 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 per cent in the past seven years.
By: Sade Williams