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.
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.