AFRAA secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé and Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewode Gembremariam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about training aviation professionals.
The agreement will facilitate a framework of collaboration between AFRAA and Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy to achieve common objectives on training of aviation professionals across the African continent.
The collaboration will support the development of sustainable and safe air transport system in Africa and thereby effectively contribute to the economic development of the continent.
Berthé said, “There is a need to develop aviation professionals within Africa and bridge the training gaps in the continent and beyond. Hence, a partnership between AFRAA and airline aviation training centres would be a way forward to overcome the challenges relating to the training of next-generation aviation professionals.”
“AFRAA welcomes co-operation with Ethiopian Airlines on co-ordination of Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy training activities, exchange of programmes to attain our common objectives and enhance the effectiveness of the association in serving the interests of the African aviation sector,” he said.
AFRAA Secretary General commended Ethiopian Airlines for the agility and resilience in navigating the pandemic and re-assured Gebremariam of AFRAA’s continued support to execute the association’s mandate to ensure the African continent is served adequately with safe, reliable and economical air transport.
The meeting took place Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa. The MoU was signed by Mesay Shiferaw, managing director – Ethiopian Aviation academy and Berthé.