History of the University History of the University Georgia has an immense tradition when it comes to Aviation Industry. We have always been aware that strong aviation plays a big part in a country’s strength and development. For this and many other reasons, on the country’s road to democracy in 1992, the Aviation educational-scientific institute was founded in Georgian Technical University upon request of the Georgian Civil Aviation Authority. In 2005, based on a Government decree, the institute was separated from the Technical University and was established as an independent, Georgian Aviation University. Shortly after its establishment, the Aviation University has prepared a number of pilots and aviation specialists, the largest part of whom are employed at the civil and military aviation sectors and has become a worthy fulfillment for Georgian and foreign civil aviation sectors. Nowadays, the university has a strong material-technical base, comfortable training laboratories, and in order to perform practical training of future pilots and aviation specialists maintain Telavi Airport, which is well equipped with modern infrastructure and technologies, airplanes: Cessna-152, Aeroprakt A-22, Tecnam P2006T, Boeing 737-200, and FNPT II MCC flight simulators (for fixed-wing and helicopter), which is according to EASA standards. It should be noted that the University has both Georgian and English language programs, which allows us to master prestigious professions for foreign citizen students as well as for Georgians. Honored professors and teachers, experienced flight instructors, and professional assisting staff of the field are supporting the educational process in the university. The great merit of all of them is the fact that, by the decision of the Authorization council, our educational institution has been given the status of a university, which in turn allows the training of aviation specialists at all academic levels. The University runs faculties of flight training, engineering, and business administration on bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Also, vocational education programs, international aviation training center and etc. The university has students exchange programs with partner universities in different countries. Aviation University’s top priority is to hire graduates according to their professions, which is practically implemented with great success.