Ethiopian Airlines boosts pilot growth with second aviation academy campus

Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated a new aviation training centre in the city of Hawassa.

The new centre will serve as the second campus for Ethiopian Aviation Academy and will currently be providing pilot trainee programs. 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 Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said: “We are truly happy to see the inauguration of our Aviation Academy second training centre 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 centre open now, more trainees will have the chance to realize their dreams and that is a huge achievement for us.”

He added: “Apart from the basic Aviation courses, the training centre will be offering various customer service and leadership trainings for companies in Hawassa and South regional states, contributing for their success.”