Ethiopian inaugurates a second aviation academy campus in Hawassa city

Ethiopian Airlines Group has inaugurated a new aviation training center in the city of Hawassa, Sidama Region.

The new aviation training center in Hawassa according to Ethiopian 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 stated.

According to Ethiopian airlines the Aviation Academy had been providing aviation trainings at its base campus in Addis Ababa to trainees from different parts of the world adding the new training center will enable the academy to accommodate more trainees.

Regarding the new Aviation Academy campus Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said that as Africa’s giant in the aviation industry, the airline is determined to reach more people who dream of becoming aviation professionals and enrich the continent with qualified personnel who will take Africa’s aviation to the next level.

The CEO added that from the day the airline has been established, its aviation academy has been producing the best aviation professionals who are competitive at a global level.

With the second training center open now, more trainees will have the chance to realize their dreams and that is a huge achievement for us, Mesfin stated.

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

It is stated that 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.

Source: FBC