Air Traffic Communication and Navigation Systems

Present day aviation and air traffic control is unthinkable without efficiently functioning highly reliable communication and navigation systems. These systems bear a heavy responsibility for ensuring aviation safety.

Air traffic control and dissemination of necessary information takes place by aviation communication systems which ensure safe and smooth flow of air traffic in the air space.   

The navigation systems provide information on an aircraft's position and enable precise navigation during the whole flight - from its take-off from the departure aerodrome to the landing at the destination aerodrome. 

Surveillance equipment and systems are used for the surveillance of the aircraft and their traffic in the air. The most traditional surveillance devices are radars but, alongside, new technologies are taken into use as well – ADS-B and MLAT systems.

During their studies the students learn different aviation related disciplines, physics and mathematics. They acquire speciality knowledge of electrical engineering and radio technology, electronics, information technology, data processing and of many other fields. During the whole course of studies the practical skills in the management of the systems, the ability to evaluate technical parameters and the skills in testing the devices and equipment are developed.    

During the 4-year course of studies the students also gain knowledge about the newest systems and technologies of the field, such as satellite navigation, VoIP communication, GIS – the Geographic Information System and several others. In addition, the UAV systems are taught and it is possible to deal with robotics and the respective programming. The engineers of aviation communication and navigation systems can work in Estonian Air Forces, at aerodromes and in other enterprises and companies related to aviation.    

  • Estonian Aviation Academy offers professional higher education. The  four-year programme of studies are carried out only in Estonian. For admission the applicant's Estonian language skill level needs to be at least B2 by The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 
  • Foreign students can take part in the Erasmus + programme. If You want to attend the Estonian Aviation Academy study exchange programme, read more about your options here.