A statement said, this round of graduates included trainees from other African countries including five female pilots from Mozambique and two aviation technicians from Namibia.
According to the statement, as outlined in its vision 2025, the Ethiopian Aviation Academy is being transformed into a profit centre and aims to become the leading aviation training centre in Africa by multiplying fourfold its current annual in-take capacity to 4,000 trainees.
The Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian, Tewolde Gebremariam said, “Pan-Africanism has always been in the DNA of Ethiopian Airlines. As one of our seven strategic business units, the Ethiopian Aviation Academy has always been the symbol of African integration and Pan African cooperation, adding, “Today, I am pleased to see five Mozambique women pilots and two Namibian aircraft technicians standing together with their Ethiopian brothers and sisters in the graduation ceremony, in a year when the African Union is celebrating its 50th anniversary.”
By Dorcas Appiah