Addis Ababa March 18/2017 The aviation technologies that the Ethiopian Airlines are using to undertake daily activities and maximize safety demonstrate the level of growth that the airline has reached, Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh said.
The President made the remark following a visit to the Boeing 787 simulator, where the airline trains its pilots and pilots from Africa or other parts of the world on Saturday.
“It’s is my second time visiting the simulator, at that time it was Boeing 767, but now it is Dreamliner", the President said expressing its astonishment.
This shows that how far the airline has gone to technologically equip itself and grow over the years.
Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said on his part that the airline has been working to advance its technological capability.
A number of African countries are sending their pilots to Ethiopia for the training provided by the Ethiopian Airlines, he said.
Since Djibouti has an interest to train its pilots in Ethiopia, Tewolde said that agreement has reached with Djibouti that would enable the later send its pilots to Ethiopia for the training.
The Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated the Boeing 787 simulator, which is the first in kind on the continent in March 2015.
Since there are very few787 simulators in the world, it puts the airline in a position to train many pilots from anywhere in the world.