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Ethiopian Airlines Hires 18 Pilots - 18 December, 2009
The Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 18 trainee pilots who have completed the commercial pilot training courses in Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings on December 17, 2009.
The graduates have taken a two-year training comprising of 695:00 hrs of class instructions and 250:00 hours of practical flight training, both of which were given on single and multi-engine trainer aircraft. As part of the pilot training package, every effort has been exerted to inculcate a high standard of responsibility, discipline and safety among the trainees.
The Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian, Mr. Girma Wake gave out pilot wings and diplomas to all graduates, and achievement awards to three top performing candidates in the over all academic, flying and good governance. Today’s graduates will bring the total number of pilots from the Ethiopian Aviation Academy to 863 since its inception in 1964, of which 577 are Ethiopian nationals. The remaining 304 are nationals from different countries mainly from Africa, the Middle East and a few from Asia and Europe.
The Ethiopian Aviation Academy plays a pivotal role in the development of commercial aviation in Africa through the training of pilots, aircraft technicians, cabin crew and other professionals.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.
In a ceremony held on November 25, 2009 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009.
In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.
In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.
Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.
Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.
I hope they stay in Ethiopia not move to the gulf states
good job merukans
Keep the quality and dignity of this entity. Good luck.
they gonna move to asmara
It is good to hear success stories like the Ethiopian Airlines…keep it up!! The other sectors in Ethiopia are mostly failures.
The Airline is bragging about a lot of things, but as the same time better to see the other face of the company where there is abuse, corruption and mismanagment runs at high. Those skilled and have the integrity to the company hardly survive, while at the same time the opportunists and corrupted ones, as long as have a good political connection, they fly high. It is a miracle,inspite of such mishaps the company is making profit.
CONGRAGULATIONS !!! EVERYBODY,..
AND GOOD LUCK.
I would rather read about college graduation than this two years driver program.
Go ET indeed.Yeha
I hope their not one ethinic group like high officel in the ethiopian army.good job keep quality the rest god will take care of it
First of all I would like to congra for the youg graduated pilots.
Secondley,I would be more happy if they were a mixed ethnics of Ethiopians.
But now,accourding to the picture faces,that all the new graduates were from one ethnic and this is the prove of that exsisting the unfairly hairing among Ethiopians ethnics.
Thefore the justice and eqaulity for the Ethiopiawent is in fact that still missing in Ethiopia.That’s really sad! its sad and of course its the roots that causing the Ethiopia’s enternal conflects and yet the unresting continuos problems
I don’t know of where it leads us such imbalance treats and ruling among Ethiopians.
Finally,to EAL adminsretors,please be adviced that,its more profiting if you at least hire for local Ogaden routes a few native Somali Ogaden as service crew and Airline hosts.
Also,this will improves the services and the relationship btw the airline and her custormer local Ogadanis.I mean the locals will feel its(EAL) their airline and that would be a proud of her plus its the betterments of the general servicing dutiy and it generates more profits as well,its at least the help of the Airline image which now that looks a one ethnic dominations.It’s in fact a one Ethnic dominated Airline now,its a woyane airline and not an Ethiopian airline.
Also,as one time suggested that my friend,the Price of Shawoa,he said that,it will be helpfuls if EAL hired some somali speakers as long as it has many routes in Ogaden region and in Somalia.like Hargeysa,Bossaso and Djabuti.
What do you know about the two year driver programme? I know for fact,a person of your tiny brain will never have what it takes to take on the huge responsibility that comes with driving people on air. as the saying goes,"flying is not for sissies". Could it be jealousy that gets you talking smack?? I bet you with all I have that these graduates will have the most rewarding life, more than you can imagine, a life people of your kind will never be able to have.
Save your response.
keep recruting more and more ETHIOPIANS
It seems Nazret is very obsessed with Ethiopian Airlines. Every little news about Ethiopian Airlines is cut and paste here from Airlines website.
Don’t get me wrong I like to hear success stories about ETHIOPIAN specially coming from other sources not the airlines own website. anyone can go to the website and read the PR statements every day.
Come to think of it Ethiopia is not only EAL.
how little typical Habesha kids wish to be one of those pilots is beyond explanation. I know that because I always wanted to be one.
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