On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 20 pilots, 43 cabin crew and 43 marketing trainees at its headquarters.
The Chief Operating Officer, Ato Mesfin Tasew, gave out diplomas to all graduates and flight wings to pilot and cabin crew graduates. On the occasion, he said," as part of the airline's growth and expansion plan, we are investing heavily on training facilities and building the infrastructure of Ethiopian Aviation Academy. The airline's success through the years of its existence is largely attributed to its qualified and dedicated workforce, in whom we are proud."
Since its inception in 1956, the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy has been giving a year round training for Pilots, Cabin Crew, Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Marketing and finance Personnel.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 65 international destinations spanning five continents.
Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 20,500 daily flights to 1,293 airports in 190 countries.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian Airlines, for a second time in a row, has won “The 2011 Annual Airline Reliability Performance Award” from the Bombardier Aerospace. Ethiopian received the 2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and "the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.