Ethiopian graduates African aircraft maintenance technicians
Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) has graduated 14 aircraft technicians from Nigerian, Tanzania and Cote D’Ivoire, who successfully completed classroom and on-the-job training on the Q-400 and B737 aircraft for a period ranging between one to six months.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mr. Solomon Debebe, MD EAA said, “As part of our pan-African Airline, the aviation academy needs to build skilled man power in the African continent. Today’s trainees are models for this objective. I also believe that the training they attended would be contributing positively towards their performances as they return back home.”
EAA is the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa as well as a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member and IATA Authorized/Accredited Training Center.
The trainees have extended their gratitude to the Academy for the professional service rendered to them. They also pointed out that their stay at the Academy was fruitful, warm and very educating. Ethiopian Aviation Academy expects to receive more trainees from these countries and others in Africa in the months to come.
Ethiopian Airlines is one of the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers.
These are: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Express Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics center; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; Ethiopian Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports and Ethiopian Skylight Hotel.
Ethiopian is a multiaward winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.