Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the most profitable Airline in Africa, has graduated 52 Aviation Maintenance Technicians, 47 Marketing and 25 Finance trainees on December 26, 2103 at a graduation ceremony held at the airline's Headquarters. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines Group said, "Ethiopian is continuing to invest heavily in the training of skilled aviation professionals that are critically essential for the successful implementation of its fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategy. With the heavy investments the airline has made over the last 3 years, Ethiopian Aviation Academy now has 1,000 trainees' annual in-take capacity in all critical areas of the industry such as pilots, cabin crew, aircraft technicians, Sales and marketing and finance personnel. Going forward, in line with our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, Ethiopian Aviation Academy aims to quadruple its intake capacity by training 4,000 aviation professionals annually with a view to support the African aviation industry". Ethiopian Aviation Academy has recently been transformed into a profit center of the Ethiopian Airlines Group with the aim of making it the leading aviation-training center in Africa by 2025. Ethiopian Aviation Academy provides training to pilots, aviation technicians, cabin crew, marketing and finance professionals and is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IOSA (IATA Safety Audit). 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 78 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.