Estonian Aviation Academy

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Estonian Aviation Academy
Established 1993
Type Public university system
President Jann Tamm
Location Reola, Estonia
Colors Navy & White

The Estonian Aviation Academy (Estonian: Eesti Lennuakadeemia) (Tartu Aviation College before 1996) is a state-owned professional higher education institution providing aviation diplomas and training of aviation specialists in Estonia. It's situated beside the Tartu Airport in Reola, south of Tartu. The studies are conducted in accordance with the standard curricula meeting the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Eurocontrol. The current rector of the EAVA is Jaan Tamm.


The mission of EAVA is to provide contemporary, high-quality and efficient aviation education for the specialists needed in Estonia, to carry out applied research in the field of aviation, to promote international co-operation, research and development in conformity with international aviation standards.

Learning environment[edit]

EAVA's main building is situated beside the Tartu Airport in Reola, 8 km south of Tartu. The building was completed in 2011. Before that the academy used mainly the buildings of the airport and the University of Life Sciences in Tähtvere.

Overview of curriculum[edit]

Air Traffic Management
  • Air Traffic Service
  • Aeronautical Information Service (AIS)
  • Management of Communication and Navigation Systems
Aircraft Piloting
  • Aeroplane Piloting
  • Helicopter Piloting
Aviation Management
  • Aviation Company Management
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Maintenance of Aerodrome Equipment and Systems

Co-operation partners in Estonia[edit]

To ensure high quality in preparing specialists for Estonian aviation and, also, to help the lecturers and staff keep up with the latest developments in aviation and aviation education in the whole world, Estonian Aviation Academy has developed close co-operation links with aviation enterprises and higher educational institutions in Estonia and abroad.

Co-operation partners in other countries[edit]

  • Akademia Obrony Narodowej / National Defence University Warsaw (Poland)
  • Anadolu University School of Aviation (Turkey)
  • Avia College (Finland)
  • Eurocontrol Institute of ANS (Luxembourg)
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (Finland)
  • Hochschule Bremen (Germany)
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Finnair
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen (Belgium)
  • Lufthansa Technical Training (Germany)
  • Lund University School of Aviation (Sweden)
  • Lycon Engineering AB (Sweden)
  • Mayflower College (United Kingdom)
  • Patria Pilot Training OY (Finland)
  • Riga Technical University (Latvia)
  • SAS Flight Academy (Sweden)
  • Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Latvia)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (USA)
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
  • Technical University of Košice Slovakkias (Slovakia)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°18′37″N 26°41′28″E / 58.310241°N 26.691107°E / 58.310241; 26.691107