Ethiopian Aviation Academy has been recognized as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Regional Training Center of Excellence at the ICAO’s Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS symposium held at Conrad hotel in Seoul, Korea.
The Academy attained the recognition following a rigorous assessment of the training organisation, training and procedures manuals, facilities, training processes, qualification of staff and quality system.
According to Ethiopian Airlines, the recognition has allowed Ethiopia to develop and host ICAO Training Packages (ITPs) in addition to ICAO recognized Standardized Training Packages (STPs) of its own.
The Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said education remains the greatest equalizer in the 21st century and the aviation academy had strategically positioned itself to train the African youth in the latest aviation technology and latest aviation skills to own, manage and operate their own indigenous home grown African airlines to lead safe, economical and reliable aviation industry with global standards.
GebreMariam added that the recognition was the result of their continuous heavy investment in human resource development, “a critical pillar of our Vision 2025 strategy”.
“We have invested more than 100 million dollars to expand both the scope of the training and the in-take capacity of the academy