Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa,
is pleased to announce that Ethiopian Aviation Academy has been voted the 2014 ”Airline
Training Services Provider of the Year” by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
The Award was presented to Ethiopian Aviation Academy Managing Director, Mr.
Samuel Assefa, during a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony of the Annual Aviation Suppliers
and Stakeholders Convention held in Nairobi, Kenya between 4 and 6 May 2014. Ethiopian
Aviation Academy was recognized for its cost effective and extensive training support
to other sisterly African airlines.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is the biggest aviation academy in Africa with an
annual in-take capacity of 1,000 students in critical aviation areas such as pilots,
aircraft technicians, Cabin Crew, Customer Service experts as well as finance and
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, said, “We are very
honored by this recognition from sisterly African airlines and our Association for
our continued efforts to provide world class aviation training to our beloved continent.
Historically, one third of our Academy graduates have been from other sisterly African
countries. In order to satisfy the growing need for aviation professionals in Africa,
we have invested 80 million $ over the last 3 years to upgrade the in-take capacity
of our Academy, which has now reached 1,000 trainees per year. Going forward, per
our Vision 2025, we will continue to invest heavily on our Academy with the objective
of increasing this in-take capacity to about 4,000 students per year by 2025. The
aim is not only to support our needs and the successful implementation of our Vision
2025 fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategy but also to avail skilled
aviation professionals for the entire African airline industry”.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy has recently been transformed into a profit center
of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, and provides training to pilots, aviation technicians,
cabin crew as well as marketing and finance professionals. It is certified by the
Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IOSA (IATA Safety Audit).
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 80 international destinations
across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such
as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, 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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