Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member and IATA authorized global training center, graduated 559 aviation professionals at a colorful ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training Building on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
The graduates from the Aviation Maintenance, Commercial, Cabin Crew & Catering and Pilot Training Schools of the academy received their diplomas and achievement awards from Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO. At the ceremony, Ethiopian also recognized the 1000th pilot, First Officer Thomas Girma. Mr Tewolde handed the First Officer certificate and gift in the presence of veteran Flight Operations staff, including Captain Damene Tegegne and Captain Leul Abate.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mr. Tewolde congratulated the graduates and said aviation is a great profession for those who are up to the challenge and the stringent discipline requirement of the profession. He added that the profession demands focus and discipline of the highest order and unwavering commitment to safety and high performance standard. He called on the graduates to execute their job professionally with attitude, behavior and action that inspires trust and confidence in respective customers.
EAA, the largest aviation academy in Africa, provides comprehensive trainings for pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing and leadership personnel from Africa and beyond.