By Friday Nwosu
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest and one of the most technologically advanced Aviation Learning Institutions in Africa which is recognized as ICAO Center of Excellence with full membership of ICAO TRAINAIR Plus and IATA authorized global training center, has graduated 347 aviation professionals.
The airline announced that it has graduated 25 Pilots, 35 Aviation maintenance technicians, 43 Cabin Crew and 244 Commercial and Ground Service professionals at a colorful ceremony held at its academy.
According to a statement by the airline, this round of graduates includes Rwandese nationals, which testifies of Ethiopian Airlines key role in African Integration and self-sufficiency.
On the ceremony, 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.
He said “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.”
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)