Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full International Civil Aviation Organisation TRAINAIR Plus member and International Air Transport Association Authorised Global Training Centre, has graduated 452 aviation professionals.
The academy has graduated 35 pilots, 110 aviation maintenance technicians, 248 cabin crew and 59 commercial and ground service professionals.
A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines said this round of graduates include Rwandese, Libyan and Tanzanian nationals, which testifies to Ethiopian Pan African stance and key role in the development of African aviation.
Mr Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, congratulated and welcomed the new graduates to the airline’s dedicated workforce and gave out diplomas to all the graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and achievement award to graduates with outstanding academic performance.
He said: “It gives us great pleasure to witness your graduation few days after we successfully hosted the ICAO Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS symposium, held for the very first time in Africa.”
He said the event had created an ideal platform for fruitful deliberations among aviation professionals from all corners of the globe, focusing on human resources development as one of the four major pillars of the company’s fifteen years’ growth plan, Vision 2025.
“We are continually striving to ensure self-sufficiency in meeting the growing skilled manpower requirement and avail competent aviation professionals throughout the continent and beyond,” he added.
Currently, the academy trains 1,500 youths per annum and it envisages enhancing its intake capacity to 4,000 by 2025.