The Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 21 aircraft maintenance technicians after 2 years of rigorous training in Airframe, Power plant and Avionics on January 14, 2010. Mr. Tewolde G. Mariam, Chief Operating Officer of the airline awarded diplomas to the graduates at the graduation ceremony held at Ethiopian headquarters. The graduates will soon join Ethiopian workforce.
The graduates have gone through rigorous theoretical and practical training in order to qualify as full fledged aviation technicians during their stay at the training center. After handing the diplomas, Mr. Tewolde said, "The success Ethiopian Airlines is unquestionably attributed to the dedication and commitment of its staff. For this very reason, Ethiopian is meticulously engaged in the process and implementation of recruiting, hiring, training and development of its employees."
The Ethiopian Aviation Academy is committed to provide a supply of adequate and competent manpower for Ethiopian Airlines in particular and the aviation industry for the region in general. In addition, the academy runs concurrent training and development programs covering pilots, cabin crew, technicians and conduits comprehensive courses in marketing and leadership management.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of flight services to Mombasa and Monrovia, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 35 cities in Africa and a total of 56 international destinations spanning throughout four continents.
Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 on November 25, 2009 and “Airline of the year award” from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) on November 24, 2009, bringing the total Awards honored since January 2009 to five.
In August, 2008, Ethiopian won “the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award” of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.
Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.
Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.