Ethiopian Airlines chosen to host ICAO global training session in Addis Ababa


(Posted 21st February 2017)

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Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that it will host the ICAO Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium with the theme: ‘Together, Enhancing Training to Build Capacity‘ in Addis Ababa from April 11th through 13th.

The CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said yesterday: ‘It is a profound honour for all of us at Ethiopian Airlines to host the ICAO Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium which brings major industry players together, to exchange best practices and experiences in human resources development and aviation training, and more specifically on the TRAINAIR PLUS Program for the advancement of the Global aviation. I believe this symposium will also be an opportunity for us to showcase our hospitality, the state-of-the-art Aviation Training facilities at our Aviation Academy and the key role Ethiopian is playing in the development of the African Aviation industry. While attending the symposium in this beautiful country, I would like to remind you all that you are coming back home because this is the land where it all began which is the land of Lucy, the 3.2 million-years-old Grandmother of humanity and the most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor ever discovered. Wishing you all a successful deliberation in the symposium, I recommend you to visit Lalibela; the beautiful rock-hewn churches well known throughout the world or Axum; the single granite stone of the Axum Obelisk or others of the mesmerizing tourist sites in the country if you may wish to take a side trip. Whatever your choice, I’m sure you will enjoy the unparalleled hospitality and the friendly people of, Ethiopia‘.

An estimated 400-500 expected participants will be taking part in the Symposium, including the ICAO Council President and the Secretary General, transport ministers, ambassadors, civil aviation and airport authorities, civil aviation officials, aircraft manufacturers, airline and airport operators, industry policy makers and tourism experts.

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and most modern aviation academy in Africa, which is an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Member and Regional Training Centre of Excellence and an IATA Authorized Global Training Centre, is playing a vital role to address the growing need for Skilled Aviation professional in Africa and the region.

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Ethiopian Airlines has offered a 20 percent rebate on fares for delegates and participants of the event from a suitable departure point to Addis Ababa and back home after the TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium.