Africa: Ethiopian Graduates 322 Aviation Professionals

Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO Trainer Plus
Member and IATA Authorized Global Training Center, has graduated 47 pilots, 92 aviation maintenance technicians, 50 cabin crew and 133 marketing professionals in a graduation ceremony held at Ethiopian Headquarters , in Addis.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam who 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.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “We believe education is the greatest equalizer in the
21st century and Ethiopian Aviation Academy has strategically positioned itself to train the
African youth in the latest Aviation technology and skills to own, manage and operate their
own indigenous home grown African Airlines to lead safe, economical and reliable aviation
industry with global standards. We shall continue to scale up our capacity and continue
nurturing the youth and prepare them for the 21st century African Aviation development.”

Operating successfully for the past six decades since its establishment in 1956, Ethiopian
Aviation Academy has significantly contributed towards alleviating the critical shortage of
skilled aviation professionals. Currently, the academy trains 1500 youths per annum and it envisages to enhance its intake capacity to 4000 by 2025.

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).

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