ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) has entered into an agreement with United States-based UTD Aviation Solutions to promote the Academy in the Americas jointly,
The EAA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Aviator and Aviation Suppliers Association’s auditing process (ASA) accredited company at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters on Wednesday.
As per the agreement, UTD Aviation will spread information across US and Latin American markets, about the wide range of courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy.
The airlines said the agreement aims to sustain the legacy of Col. John C. Robinson, also known as ‘The Brown Condor’ and ‘Father of the Tuskegee Airmen’, which began almost 100 years ago.
The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) is a joint initiative structured with the Ethiopian Aviation Academy to train underprivileged and under-marketed future aviators of color in America.
Mesay Shiferaw, Managing Director of the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, said the newly signed agreement with UTD Aviation would “pave the way for future aviators of color to acquire world-class aviation training.”
The partnership enables both the Academy and UTD Aviation to promote the Academy jointly among the African American community.
Headquartered in New York, UTD is a certified member of the Airline Suppliers Association operating as an (ASA).
“We are glad to partner with the largest Aviation training center in Africa, and UTD recognizes the potential of Ethiopian Aviation Academy as a pipeline to address the labor crisis in the US aviation sector,” said UTD’s CEO and President Dahir Mohammed.
“We are confident that we can promote the Academy’s training courses in the market we operate, and no doubt the cooperation will soon bear fruits for both continents,” he added.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy is among the seven business units of the Ethiopian Airlines Group. The airline commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger and cargo network, involving more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.