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Ethiopian Graduates MPL/CPL trained Pilots and Aviation Technicians - 12 November, 2013

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.

About Ethiopian

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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:
Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07
publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

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