News Release Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept 07, 2012
Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 12 pilots, 125 aviation maintenance technicians and 60 cabin crew at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Headquarters on Thursday, September 6, 2012.
At the graduation ceremony, Ethiopian CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, gave out diplomas to all the graduates, and flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew. On the occasion, CEO Tewolde congratulated the new graduates and welcomed them to the airline’s fast growing workforce. He added: "The Ethiopian Aviation Academy is the foundation of the Airline. Self sufficiency in training of all airline expertise right from the inception of our business has been one of the major success factors of Ethiopian Airlines. Our Vision 2025 envisages a work force of around 17,000 employees and most of them will graduate from our Academy. This is the main reason that we are investing huge amount of money, time and energy for its expansion."
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is certified by the US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) and, as of 2011, by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an approved part-147 type maintenance training organization.
About Ethiopian Aviation Academy
Ethiopian Aviation Academy was inaugurated in 1956 and has been providing trainings for pilots, maintenance technicians, cabin crew, marketing and finance personnel, and management staff to cater for its own needs as well as those of other airlines, primarily in Africa. Today’s graduates will bring the number of pilots who have graduated from the pilot school to 1,007, and the number of technicians who have completed training from aviation maintenance school to 3182.
For your training needs and further information, please contact Ethiopian Aviation Academy administration services at +251115-17-43-33 or visit our website atwww.ethipianairlines.com.
Africa’s First, Ethiopian Dreamliner Lands in Lomé
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its 1st Dreamliner, "Africa First", touched down in Lomé, Togo, on 5 September 2012.
Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Lomé is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Lomé is the political and economic capital of Togo and hub of ASKY, a partner airline of Ethiopian. Through the successful partnership with ASKY, Lomé has become a West African hub for Ethiopian, which serves the city with daily flights to Addis Ababa and connecting services to stations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.
With 787 service, passengers to Lomé have enjoyed the ultimate travel experience on-board Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner ahead of other major destinations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. The aircraft offers passengers unparalleled comfort with less noise, the biggest windows in the sky, a higher ceiling, higher humidity and unique lighting.
Starting 20 September 2012, Ethiopian will deploy the Dreamliner on its daily flight to Washington D.C.