October 10, 2017: Ethiopian Aviation Academy, has announced that it has graduated 262 aviation professionals from its centre. Ethiopian Aviation Academy is a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member, and IATA authorised/accredited training centre in Africa. A graduation ceremony was held at the academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training centre on October 7, 2017.

The academy has graduated 50 pilots, 66 aviation maintenance technicians, 120 cabin crew and 26 equipment and facility maintenance technicians; 10 majoring in industrial mechanics and 16 in industrial electricity.

This round of graduates includes a total of 34 Cameroonian, Rwandese, Equatorial Guinean, Togolese, and Congolese nationals, which testifies Ethiopian Pan African stance and key role in the development of African aviation.

Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde GebreMariam, congratulated and welcomed the new graduates to the airline’s dedicated workforce, gave out diplomas to all the graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and achievement award to graduates with outstanding academic performance.

Tewolde commented, “Education is the greatest equaliser in our world today, and Human Resource Development (HRD) is one of the four pillars of our Vision 2025 strategic growth plan. In line with this belief, we have invested adequately in capacity building in the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, which is the largest and most modern in the continent of Africa. The Academy has been training and graduating the required Aviation Professionals both for Ethiopian Airlines Group and other partner airlines around the region. It has the capacity to support our vision 2025 growth plan with adequate aviation professionals and to contribute its share towards the development of Aviation in Africa. While I congratulate the graduates for their success, I also wish them the best of success when they join our winning Team of the strong workforce.”

Currently, the academy trains 2000 aviation professionals per annum, and it envisages enhancing its intake capacity to 4,000 by 2025.

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