Capt. Abiy Makonnem

Capt. Abiy Makonnen

Capt. Abiy Makonnem

CMO / United Aviation Solution


Captain Abiy is an accomplished aviation professional with an extensive background in Airline startups and establishing Flight Training Organizations. He brings thirty-one years of experience in aviation and executive‐level Management to UTD.

UTD is a member of the Aviation Suppliers Association and has an ASA-100/AC0056-B accreditation. Together with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), UTD has launched a key initiative for the industry to restart and recover from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) aims to provide a platform for AFRAA members to offer consequential support in services.

Capt. Abiy also holds a degree in Aviation Technology/ Management and has accomplished studies in Advanced Project Leadership and Management at Northwood University.

He is an FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot, Instructor, and CRM certified graduate of the US Naval Aviation School Command. He has served as a line pilot and instructor in part 135 operations and is rated on the Boeing 737. He is also a Crew Resource Management (CRM) instructor and has consulted on special Global training projects.