Africa’s fastest growing Airline Ethiopian Airlines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Addis Ababa University, to initiate strategic collaboration in the areas of Information and Communication Technology, at a ceremony held at Ethiopian Headquarters on September 13, 2016.
The MoU calls for, among other things, exploring and promoting cooperation between the two institutions with the view of conducting industrial projects and research and consulting on issues such as Internet Booking, Big Data Analytics, Customer Data Hub, Distributed Data Storage, Adaptive Crew Solution, Intelligent Warehouse.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, remarked, “In today’s era of digital revolution and Artificial Intelligence, Information and Communication Technology plays pivotal role for the success of any organization. Systems Development is one of the pillars of our fifteen years strategic road map, Vision 2025. Currently, we are implementing and incorporating the latest IT systems in Aviation Technology. Moreover, we are heading towards a totally paperless operational environment. I believe this agreement for collaboration with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia’s largest and oldest academic institution, is a step forward towards ensuring concerted research and projects.”
In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.