Tewolde GebreMariam (middle) with some of the graduates
About 184 aviation professionals have graduated from Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA) at a colorful ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Building in Addis Ababa.
The graduates include 145 females and 39 males.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, presented diplomas to the graduates and achievement awards to top performing ones.
About 90 graduates were from Cabin Crew and Catering, while 84 from Commercial and Ground Operations Training School.
The rest were trained in Equipment and Facility Maintenance.
Mr. Tewolde said, “Education is the greatest equalizer in our highly integrated world today and for this reason we are putting great emphasis in training young Ethiopians and our African brothers and sisters in order to enable them develop the required global standard qualification to fly successful African Airlines.
“We are very proud of our Aviation Academy achievements and global standard capabilities in various professions in the Aviation industry.
“In line with our vision 2025, we are expanding the capacity of the Academy to accommodate from 1,000 today to 4,000 students by 2025.”
He congratulated the graduates and their families and friends and also thanked the Academy staff for their hard work.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, US Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IATA Safety Audit (IOSA).
The Academy has been providing training to pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing personnel and leadership development trainees from Africa, Middle East and Asia for more than seven decades.