Ethiopian Graduates 452 Aviation Professionals
Ethiopian Airlines Press Release
Tigrai Online, April 22, 2017
Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Mesfin Tassew, congratulated and welcomed the new graduates to the airline’s dedicated workforce, gave out diplomas to all the graduates
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member and IATA Authorized Global Training Center, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 452 aviation professionals at a ceremony held at the academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training center on April 22, 2017.
The academy has graduated 35 pilots, 110 aviation maintenance technicians, 248 cabin crew and 59 commercial and ground service professionals. This round of graduates includes Rwandese, Libyan and Tanzanian nationals, which testifies Ethiopian Pan African stance and key role in the development of African aviation.
Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Mesfin Tassew, congratulated and welcomed the new graduates to the airline’s dedicated workforce, gave out diplomas to all the graduates, flight wings to graduating pilots and cabin crew and achievement award to graduates with outstanding academic performance.
On the occasion Mr. Mesfin remarked, “It gives us great pleasure to witness your graduation few days after we successfully hosted the ICAO Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS symposium, held for the very first time in Africa, which has created an ideal platform for fruitful deliberations among aviation professionals from all corners of the globe. Focusing on Human Resources Development (HRD) as one of the four major pillars of our fifteen years growth plan, Vision 2025, we are continually striving to ensure self-sufficiency in meeting the growing skilled manpower requirement and avail competent aviation professionals throughout the continent and beyond. And you, graduates, are leaving testaments of this commitment. At last, I would like to congratulate and encourage you all to carry on with Ethiopian transcendent corporate culture and work ethic, and sustain the legacy in our proud 70 plus years of history and success. ’’
Currently, the academy trains 1,500 youths per annum and it envisages enhancing its intake capacity to 4,000 by 2025.