Ethiopian becomes Africa’s first A350 full-flight simulator operator

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 27, 2018 10:06

Ethiopian becomes Africa’s first A350 full-flight simulator operator

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first A350 XWB Simulator Operator in Africa. This machine is fitted with a full electrical motion system which delivers improved performance while providing energy savings and environmental benefits.

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked: “The introduction of the A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator is a continuation of our pioneering role in African aviation Technology. It is part of our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap to be fully self-sufficient in the provision of pilot training in all the aircraft type we operate. It complements the other full-flight simulators we are already operating such as the B787, B-777, B737, B757, B767 and Q400.

“All in all, we have invested over $125 million in the last seven years to expand and upgrade all the facets of our training capabilities. These investments are meant to bridge the aviation skill gap in Africa and to avail well trained and qualified aviation professionals in the continent. Education is the biggest Equalizer of our time and our aim is to make Africa self-sufficient in aviation professionals.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 27, 2018 10:06