For the first time, the Estonian Aviation
Academy has opened admissions to two paid international curricula. Secondary
education and excellent English language skills are prerequisites for applying
to enrol in the Commercial Air Transport
Pilot and Commercial Aviation
Management curricula. Successful completion of the studies grants a
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
Air Transport Pilot curriculum has two versions, meaning that the
curriculum can be completed in two ways – in one or three years. The target group of the one-year curriculum is pilots with a
professional pilot’s license who lack higher education that would allow them to
advance in their careers. In
a single year, students acquire higher education to supplement their pilot
competence. “Pilots have the chance to take a big leap forward in just
one year by obtaining higher education that will enable them to move forward in
aviation,” said Meelis Koovit, head of
the curriculum and senior pilot. The added value is the opportunity to
study alongside work, as learning takes
target group is those who dream of a pilot’s license and higher education.
This will take them three years.
While professional pilots have previously completed specialist training, which
shortens the study time, beginners need to start from scratch. Learning takes
place on-site at the Academy.
Studies for the Commercial
Aviation Management curriculum also take place on-site at the Academy and
last three years. The curriculum
should be of interest to anyone who sees their future as a specialist or
manager in, for example, airline companies, airports, companies providing
ground handling or air traffic control services, maintenance organisations, and
tourism companies or public authorities related to aviation. Courses are also
largely carried out by professionals working
in aviation, which allows students to make contacts early on.
A significant common element between two new
curricula is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) courses, which the Academy has the exclusive right to offer
in Estonia as an IATA-authorised training organisation.
Kristo Reinsalu, the
head of the Estonian Aviation Cluster, sees the international aviation training
offered in Estonia as an extremely positive measure in meeting the demand for
labour. He points out that there is already a shortage of qualified aviation
experts, especially in the Baltic region, considering recent developments among
the local airlines. Reinsalu adds that the curricula provide a broader benefit
to the entire country because the export of high-quality educational services
raises our international reputation and renown in all aspects.
Admissions to the English-language curricula
open on 3 January 2022 and
close on 1 May 2022. Application requirements and information on studies can be
found on the website of the Estonian Aviation Academy at lennuakadeemia.ee/en.
Mrs. Nele Tootsi, Head of Academic Affairs Office
firstname.lastname@example.org, mob: +372 516 5592