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Africa’s Future in Aviation: Ethiopian Aviation University Graduates 800 Professionals


Ethiopian Aviation University, Africa’s largest aviation center of excellence, celebrated a major milestone as it graduated nearly 800 aviation professionals, including international students from eight African countries and one from Asia. 

The graduation ceremony took place at the university’s facility on June 15, 2024, and was attended by ambassadors and officials from African countries, as well as executives from Ethiopian Airlines Group, families, and friends of the graduates.

The graduates had completed training in various programs, including pilot, aviation maintenance, cabin crew, and commercial training. 

In his congratulatory remarks, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew emphasized the importance of investing in the education and training of Africa’s youth to support the continent’s aviation industry. 

He encouraged Africans to take advantage of the university’s programs to develop globally competitive professionals.

Ethiopian Aviation University has a rich history, dating back to 1956 when it was established as an academy. In recent years, it has been upgraded to a full-fledged university, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in aerospace and hospitality. 

These programs include degrees in aeronautical engineering, aviation management and operations, tourism and hospitality management, data science, and aviation management. 

The university also offers diploma and certificate programs in areas such as aircraft maintenance, pilot training, cabin crew, commercial training, leadership, and catering.

In addition to its main campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Aviation University has regional training centers in Hawassa, Dire-Dawa, Bahir-Dar, and Mekelle. 

With its comprehensive range of programs and facilities, the university is well-positioned to play a leading role in shaping the future of aviation in Africa.


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