Estonian Aviation Academy is a state-owned professional higher education institution that is educating and training specialists for Estonian and international aviation enterprises and organisations. The Academy also offers student exchange opportunities within Erasmus+ programme.
By today the education institution founded as Tartu Aviation College in 1993 and renamed Estonian Aviation Academy in 2008 has become a successful Estonian higher education institution in the study process of which the standards of Estonian higher education and those of international aviation are applied.
The Academy study process has been built on a flexible system of study modules. The studies are carried out at the first level of higher education (EQF level 6) and at professional education level (EQF level 5). The continuation education courses and retraining of the already practising specialists is provided to meet the needs of aviation enterprises.
One of the characteristic features of Estonian Aviation Academy is that teaching and training is carried out by experienced specialists from Estonian and foreign aviation enterprises and by the lecturers from other higher education institutions working on the contract basis. This helps maintain the stable high quality of education and training and its compliance with the requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which in its turn ensures the Academy graduates good opportunities in Estonian and European labour market. The Estonian Aviation Academy is the only training organisation in Estonia to be a training partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Estonian Aviation Academy's mission is
to promote lifelong learning that meets the needs of
the labor market, to provide learning and development services, to carry out
applied research and to support the development of students into responsible
citizens who demonstrate initiative.
Estonian Aviation Academy is an
internationally acclaimed aviation training and development partner.