|Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has received the ”Export & Import Cargo Transportation award” at a Customers Symposium organized by Guangzhou Bayiun International Airport in China on February 7, 2018. Top 10 international cargo carriers, Domestic Cargo Carriers and Cargo Agents took part in the symposium. Ethiopian has the major share of 13% of the total international cargo transportation at Bayiun International Airport.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked:”We are very pleased to stand out from the top 10 best performing international cargo operators in Guangzhou, China and to win such a prestigious award. As one of the strategic business units under the Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has been registering remarkable growth and success in implementing our ambitious strategic road map, Vision 2025. It is playing a leading role in supporting China–Africa investment and trade ties by availing critical air connectivity. Withstate of the art cargo terminalsin Addis Ababa, our main hub,capable of accommodating 1 million tons annuallyand 8 dedicated freighters including 6 wide-body ultra-modern Boeing B777-200LRF with another 4 on order, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics currently flies to 44 global freighter destinations globally covering 5 continents and is supporting the export of perishables from the continent and import of high value goods. I would like to extend my appreciation to the entire Cargo teamfor this award and the job well done.” Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics has launched in January 2018 direct freighter service from regional airport in Bahir Dar(Ethiopia)toLiègefurther facilitating fresh delivery of agricultural produces like flower and vegetables.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa and a full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member has been ranked among the top World Aviation Training Centers by Aviation Voice, a global aviation news provider engaged in ranking of aviation training centers all over the world.
The ranking is against 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced ranking covering the full range of a training center’s areas of activity including number and types of programs, opportunity of cadetship and aviation training combined with higher education studies, data on the number of students, instructors as well as information regarding the size of fleet and the network of flight training devices the training center operates, among others. Ethiopian Aviation Academy is an ICAO designated Regional Training Center of Excellence hosting ICAO courses; European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Maintenance Training Organization, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Authorized Training Center (ATC) and Accredited Training School (ATS) and Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Approved Training Organization (ATO). The Academy is also working to become an IATA| Regional Training Partner (RTP). Over six decades old, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is a world class Aviation Training Center equipped with state-of-the-art and best in class training equipment and technology offering full range of Aviation Training Programs.