19 pilots graduate from Ethiopian Aviation Academy

11403484_854655761285802_7775354519777391982_nEthiopian Aviation Academy has celebrated the graduation of 19 pilots, 49 aviation maintenance technicians, 42 cabin crew and 45 marketing trainees at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Headquarters on July 7, 2015.

At the graduation ceremony, Ethiopian CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, gave out diplomas to all graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and also presented achievement awards.

On the occasion, CEO Tewolde congratulated the new graduates and welcomed them to the airline’s fast growing workforce. He added, “The Ethiopian Aviation Academy is the foundation of the Airline. Self-sufficiency in training of all airline expertise right from the inception of our business has been one of the major success factors of Ethiopian Airlines. Our Vision 2025 envisages a work force of more than 17,000 employees and most of them will graduate from our Academy. This is the main reason that we are investing huge amount of money, time and energy for its expansion.”

Ethiopian Aviation Academy is certified by the US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and IOSA (IATA safety audit). The Academy has been providing training for pilots, maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing and leadership for the airline and other sisterly carriers in Africa for more than six decades.