Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 39 pilots and 45 Aviation Technicians at
a ceremony held at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
Among the 39 Pilot graduates, 20 are the second batch of MPL trainees. This batch
of graduates comprise of cadets from Yemen and South Sudan.
Ethiopian has been the first in Africa and one among the few in the world to
deliver this integrated and competency based pilot training program. The Multi-Crew
Pilot License training is a new pilot training established by the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2006 to qualify first officers for airlines.
MD, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Samuel Assefa said, "Our Aviation academy has,
and will always remain the backbone of Ethiopian success. That is why Ethiopian
is continuing to invest heavily in infrastructure, in addition to bringing in, the
latest and most advanced training technologies and methodologies such as MPL."
CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said, "By 2025, Ethiopian Aviation Academy will become
the leading aviation-training center in Africa with annual capacity of 4,000 trainees.
Our Aviation Academy will nurture the growth of the African Aviation industry by
providing world-class aviation training services to sister African Airlines in the
continent and in the Middle East."
Ethiopian Aviation Academy provides training to pilots, aviation technicians,
cabin crew, and marketing and other professionals. Ethiopian Aviation Academy gets
the approval standards of Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation
Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the IOSA.
For your training needs and further information, please contact the Ethiopian
Aviation Academy Administration at 0115-17-83-33 or visit our website www.ethiopianairlines.com.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its
operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s
leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network
operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 76 international destinations
across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally
friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter
and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline
in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025
that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business
centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger
Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight
Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi award winning
airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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