University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA)

University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA)

Tel :+90 312 342 8458


The University of the Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA) is a new established school in Turkey. UTAA was established in 2011 based on the strong experience inherited from the Turkish Aeronautical Association established in 1925. The university is specialized in aviation and related sciences.

For the moment, UTAA offers two Bachelor of Science degrees; Flight Training and Civil Aviation Management. Each one is a four-year academic degree and the medium of instruction is English.

The Flight Training department will graduate professional pilots with both advanced aeronautical science knowledge and frozen Airline Transportation Pilot License (ATPL frozen). This program contains total of 157 credits. The Flight training program is based on ATPL Modular (Frozen) course. By the end of the flight training program the students will be graduated as pilots with Airline Transport Pilot License (Frozen), Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating License.

According to criteria put forward by Directorate General of Civil Aviation, to be able to become a co-pilot, it is required to have flown at least 207 hours in total in a commercial plane. Therefore, University of Turkish Aviation Association provides its students with the opportunity to fly for 243 hours. In addition to the pilot licenses, the graduates will have a Bachelor of Science degree in flight training.

The flight training is carried out in accordance with:

  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Joint Aviation Authority (JAA)
  • Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI)
  • Turkish Civil Aviation Authority

With this knowledge, our graduates will have strong opportunity to work in airlines, corporate and commercial aviation as well as flight training institutes. They will also have the opportunity to continue their graduate education to get Masters and PhD.

As of the academic year 2012-2013, 6 additional engineering departments will open including:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


The university is equipped with:

  • 77 training airplanes including both single and multi engines airplanes. The quantity and types of the airplanes are listed below:
    •  2 Cessna 208
    •  1 Cessna 421 C
    •  2 Cessna 402 B
    •  6 Cessna 206
    •  16 Cessna 172 (Glass Cockpit)
    •  9 T-67 M200
    •  11 AN-2
    •  12 M-18
    •   9 CL-215
    •   3 PZL-104 WILGA
    •   4 TECNAM
  • 2 flight Simulators each of them is capable of simulating 3 types of airplanes; Cessna 182 (Single engine), PA 31 (Turbo Prop -  Multi engine) and Beech 200 MCC (Turbo jet – Multi engine).
  • 3 airports located in different regions in Turkey.
  • Maintenance unit which has may labs including; Avionics lab, Electric lab, Propeller lab, Non Destructive Testing lab and airframe lab.
  • Computer labs.
  • Physics lab including air tables, angular velocity and angular acceleration setup, basic electric setup, eco potential and electric field lines setup, current balance setup.
  • Sports center.
  • Student Union
  • Library.

In addition to that, the university is preparing many other labs for the faculties of Engineering and Aeronautics and Astronautics. Those labs include; Sensor lab, Guided control and navigation lab, electromagnetic lab, Optical systems lab, electronic design lab, embedded systems lab, microelectronic lab, avionics systems lab, polymer synthesis lab, material characterization lab, applied mechanics lab, mold lab, computational aerodynamics lab, experimental aerodynamics lab, propulsion lab, computer aided design lab and space systems lab.

Each classroom in the university is equipped with a computer and a projector.


  • Flight training program: 20 000 US$ per year
  • Engineering programs: 12 500 US$ per year
  • Management programs: 12 500 US$ per year
  • English prep school: 12 500 US$ per year

The average living expenses including accommodation in Ankara is between 6000 to 8000 US$ per year.



Foreign high school students who are seniors or who are about to graduate are eligible for application to the undergraduate programs.

Required documents for application:

  • Application Document
  • An authorized copy of the exam report certified by a notary or a Foreign Turkish Embassy,
  • An authorized copy of the high school diploma or the document confirming that the student is a senior certified by a notary or a Foreign Turkish Embassy (translated into either English or Turkish),
  • Official transcript of high school classes and grades authorized by the High School Directorate and the Turkish copy of the transcript certified by a notary or a Foreign Turkish Embassy,
  • Copy and the authorized copy of the passport translated into Turkish and certified by a notary or a Foreign Turkish Embassy
  • Two portrait photos
  • Bank receipt confirming that 100 TL admission fee is deposited in University of Turkish Aeronautical Association bank account.

English Proficiency:

  • Test - Minimum score
  • TOEFL IBT - 70
  • IELTS - 6
  • FCE, CPE, CAE - C
  • UTAA Proficiency Exam - 60

In case the student could not obtain any of the above minimum scores, he will have to attend a one year English prep school.

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