Commercial Air Transport Pilot, 3 year programme — Estonian Aviation Academy
The Commercial Air Transport Pilot programme combines professional higher education with professional pilot training (ATP(A)/ ATP (H)).

The graduates have knowledge of aviation enterprise management and a broad view of aviation generally.

Stefan Kuld
Airbus A320 First Officer at Wizz Air

"Thanks to the strong basic knowledge gained from the Estonian Aviation Academy, I was able to start my pilot career at Wizz Air."


Why choose this programme?

Commercial Air Transport Pilot

Level of study: Professional higher education

Degree awarded: BSc

Duration: 3 years

Credits: 180 ECTS

Study format: Full-time studies

Language: English

Location: Tartu, Estonia (see on map)

Tuition fee: 92 475 € (more info here)

Minimum group size: 6

There are many reasons to choose the Commercial Air Transport Pilot programme at the Estonian Aviation Academy.

Here are our top 5 reasons!

    • Our teaching includes the best aviation experts in Estonia and dedicated one-on-one and group support from the academic staff throughout your studies.

    • You will graduate from this higher education programme with a BSc degree, which goes hand in hand with the pilot training.

    • The Estonian Aviation Academy is an authorized training partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Therefore, this curriculum already includes certified IATA courses to further develop your in-depth aviation knowledge.

    • Since the Estonian Aviation Academy campus is situated next to the Tartu Airport, your pilot studies are carried out in a real-life aviation environment.

    • The blended approach of learning both online and in person allows for greater flexibility for you as an individual. This means that some of the courses are online and others are taught in the classroom. 



What will you get from this programme?

In addition to the professional pilot training we provide you with extensive knowledge in:
  • principles of aviation management;
  • operations of an aviation company;
  • logistics, international economics, marketing, and financial and strategic planning;
  • teamwork and communication skills;
  • environmental ethics.



Why the Estonian Aviation Academy and Tartu?


Career opportunities

Working in Estonia is your chance to test your skills in a rapidly developing environment together with people who are passionate about what they’re doing. And not only passionate but also smart and welcoming of your ideas.

Whether you aspire to work in a small- to medium-sized company, or in a global corporation abroad – we prepare you well for the future job market!

Aviation, the field where extraordinary people are working, was a great childhood dream of mine. Commencing my studies at the Estonian Aviation Academy was the first step on the career ladder in the aviation. In addition to the diploma, I learned that despite some setbacks you need to take risks and consistently pursue your goals.
Alina Preobrazhenskaya
Alumnus, Flight Dispatcher at Diamond Sky
In addition to acquiring specialist skills, I gained a brilliant insight into the aviation industry here at Estonian Aviation Academy. Therefore, I am completely at home in aviation and it has greatly facilitated working in different aviation-related occupations.
Koit Kaskel
Alumnus, Rector of the Estonian Aviation Academy