Ethiopian Aviation Academy Upgrades To University
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, which was established 65 years ago, making it the largest and oldest Aviation Academy in the region, has announced its upgrade to an aviation university, accepting both Ethiopian and international students.
The university has also launched its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in aerospace and hospitality fields. Prior to the upgrade, the Aviation Academy has been offering aviation training programmes such as Pilot, Aircraft Technician, Cabin Crew, Airline Sales and Services, and other training. After it was upgraded to a university level, degree programmes such as BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering, BSc Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, BSc degree in Aviation Management, BA degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management and MBA in Aviation Management were added to the courses.
As a member of the Ethiopian Airlines Group which includes Ethiopian Airports, Ethiopian MRO Services, Ethiopian Inflight Services and Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, the university offers programmes with advanced curriculums which are taught by faculty and industry practitioners.
Speaking on the upgrade, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “After continuous breakthrough expansion and investment, the upgrading of the 65 years old Ethiopian Aviation Academy to a University level offering several degree programmes is yet another milestone in the long and successful journey of our airline, and will maintain its leadership in the industry.
The University is committed to developing a skilled workforce by offering undergraduate and postgraduate aviation programmes. The University is expected to produce highly skilled aviation professionals and leaders that meet the growing human resource needs of Ethiopian Airlines Group and other airlines in the region.”
In his remark, Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation University, Ato Kassie Yimam, said “We are happy to announce that our 65 years old Academy, which is the secret behind the success of Ethiopian Airlines Group, has transitioned to a university offering degree programmes accepting both Ethiopian and international students. The University will continue to contribute to the rapidly growing aviation sector of Ethiopia in particular and the continent at large.” It is to be recalled that the Ethiopian Aviation Academy inaugurated a new training center in Hawassa city last month.