[ACCI-CAVIE] Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated a new aviation training centre in the city of Hawassa, Ethiopia.
A statement by the media consultant to the airline in Nigeria said that the new aviation training centre in Hawassa would serve as the second campus for Ethiopian Aviation Academy and would currently be providing pilot trainee programmes.
The statement hinted that the facility accommodates different types of classrooms, three training simulators, three aircraft parking and workshop hangars, trainees’ and instructors’ dorm rooms, a cafeteria and sports ground for various sport types.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy has been providing aviation trainings at its base campus in Addis Ababa to trainees from different parts of the world.
The new training centre would enable the academy to accommodate more trainees.
Regarding the new Aviation Academy campus Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), expressed delight at the new facility.
He said: “We are truly happy to see the inauguration of our Aviation Academy second training center in Hawassa. As Africa’s giant in the aviation industry, we are determined to reach more people who dream of becoming aviation professionals and enrich our continent with qualified personnel who will take Africa’s aviation to the next level.
“From the day it has been established more than six decades back, our aviation academy has been producing the best aviation professionals who are competitive at a global level. With our second training center open now, more trainees will have the chance to realize their dreams and that is a huge achievement for us.”
He added that apart from the basic aviation courses, the training centre would also be offering various customer service and leadership trainings for companies in Hawassa and South regional states.
He said this would contribute to their success.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) is the largest and most modern aviation academy in Africa recognized as ICAO regional Training Center of Excellence.
The academy provides world-class training in different areas of aviation profession.
Currently the academy offers Pilot, Simulator, Cabin Crew and Catering, Aircraft Maintenance, Commercial and Ground Service and Leadership Trainings at its head quarter in Addis Ababa.
By Kalejaiye Abiodun & LB