Ethiopian Airlines graduates 184 aviation professionals

By Wole Oyebade   |   24 February 2017   |   2:55 am

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Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA) has graduated 184 aviation professionals to raise capacity and improve services of African airlines.

In this round, 90 graduates are from Cabin Crew and Catering, 84 from Commercial and Ground Operations Training School and the rest are trained on Equipment and Facility Maintenance.

Group Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Tewolde GebreMariam, at a ceremony held recently, stressed that education is the greatest equalizer in our highly integrated world today. And for this reason, the airline is putting great emphasis in training young Ethiopians and their African brothers and sisters in order to enable them develop the required global standard qualification to fly successful African Airlines.

Tewolde said: “We are very proud of our Aviation Academy’s achievements and global standard capabilities in various professions in the Aviation industry. In line with our vision 2025, we are expanding the capacity of the Academy to accommodate from 1,000 today to 4,000 students by 2025.

“Today’s graduation is a continuation of this long journey. I take this opportunity to congratulate the graduates and their families and friends. I also thank the Academy staff for their hard work and achievements,” 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). The Academy has been providing training for pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing personnel and leadership development trainees for Ethiopians and other nationals from Africa, Middle East and Asia for more than seven decades.

In a related development, Ethiopian Airlines will host the ICAO Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium with the theme: “Together, Enhancing Training to Build Capacity” at the seat of the African Union, Addis Ababa from April 11 through 13, 2017.




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