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Rwanda pilots: Nine ways to qualify
Three more ladies were among the nine Rwandan pilots who graduated earlier this week from the Ethiopian Airlines aviation academy in Addis Ababa, part of 143 graduates overall who had successfully completed their respective courses at one of Africa’s top aviation schools. It is a sign of the airline’s commitment to be an equal opportunity employer but also speaks volumes about the Rwandan government’s determination to train Rwandans as pilots and aircraft engineers to reduce the reliance on expatriates.
The cooperation between RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines goes back several years now, in the field of training, mandatory simulator sessions for pilots and aircraft maintenance.