Ethiopia : 50th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 07/12/1994



Emblems of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and of ICAO’s 50th anniversary.








Lower left corner blocks with date of printing.




Lower right corner blocks with hand-stamped control number.

First Day Cover with texts in Amharic and English – Error in the ICAO logo: the placement of Australia as a continent on the world map is not correct. See correct emblem here-after.


Correct emblem suggested by ICAO for its 50th anniversary.

Background: In 1944, the Ethiopian Government was invited by the United States of America to attend the Chicago Conference. This same year, another major step was taken by Ethiopia with the establishment of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA). One year later in 1945, Ethiopian Airlines was founded with six-second world surplus DC-3/C-47 airplanes. In 1951, through the technical assistance provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the aviation school was opened in Addis Ababa. The first 60 trainees of the school were trained in Communication, Navigation, Aircraft, Meteorology, and Radio Operation and Maintenance.