National Aviation Academy

The National Aviation Academy was established in 1992 as the "National Aviation Center". In 1994, the National Aviation Center was renamed the National Aviation Academy.

Since 1996, the National Aviation Academy is headed by Mr. Arif Pashayev Mir Jalal, Honored Scientist, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, full member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS).

Today, the National Aviation Academy (NAA) of “Azerbaijan Airlines” («AZAL») is a higher education institution that provides highly qualified specialists meeting the international requirements of the strategically important Aerospace Sector of Azerbaijan, including Civil Aviation and a number of other areas.

The activities undertaken by the National Aviation Academy are regulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Education" and "On Aviation", decrees and orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decrees and orders of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, orders, instructions, resolutions, regulatory documents of the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic, the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, aviation regulations of Azerbaijan, orders, instructions and orders of the AZAL CJSC president, charters of the National Academy of Sciences, higher educational institutions Model Charte. Along with this, in its activities, the National Aviation Academy is guided by the rules, standards, recommendations and procedures adopted by ICAO, SAC as well as international civil aviation organizations, of which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a member, and the obligations arising from the Working Agreement concluded with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Academy infrastructure

The NAA Specialties:

On the Bachelor’s degree


On the Master's degree


On the Doctor studies


The main directions of training in obtaining higher professional education at the NAA are provided here in below: