Why Study Aviation at ACT

ACT’s three-year full-time BS program in Aviation Management with Pilot Studies will help aspiring managers gain training in pilot studies, but also aspiring pilots to earn a stellar business degree from a US-accredited institution.

During your time at ACT and Egnatia Aviation, you will be taking formal classes on aviation topics, from running an airport to airline operations, to develop all of the necessary skills for launching a career in the global aviation industry. You will start by developing general business administration knowledge and go on to explore the more complex aspects of aviation management, and prepare for your pilot license.

Shape a future in aviation that's grounded in excellence and bound for success.

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How does a Bachelor's degree help an aspiring pilot?

In today's aviation landscape, major passenger and cargo airlines seek candidates with a competitive edge. They are looking for individuals who not only possess exceptional flying skills but also have a comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry. That's where the BS in Aviation Management with Pilot Studies comes into play.

Our program is designed to provide you with a holistic education in aviation. While you'll master the art of flying at Egnatia Aviation, you'll also delve into aviation management principles at ACT. Here's why this combination is invaluable:

  • Elevate Your Career: Beyond the cockpit, the aviation industry offers diverse career opportunities. Our program equips you with the knowledge and skills to transition into managerial roles when you're ready to take a step back from full-time flying. You'll not only be a skilled pilot but also a competent manager of aircraft and crew.
  • Showcase Your Commitment: A college degree demonstrates your dedication to your craft. Airlines value candidates who have invested in their education, showing a strong commitment to their profession. It's a testament to your discipline and determination, qualities every esteemed pilot should possess.
  • Enhance Your Expertise: Our specialized courses cover essential technical aspects of aviation, enriching your understanding of the field. You'll gain the technical knowledge required to excel in your role and tackle the challenges of the ever-evolving aviation industry.
  • Develop Transferable Skills: College isn't just about academic knowledge; it's also about personal growth. You'll hone critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills—essential qualities for any pilot navigating the skies.
  • Build Your Network: Thanks to our business partners, ACT can open doors for you, leading to networking opportunities with industry experts. You will forge connections that can lead to exciting career opportunities and mentorship programs, while being part of a community that understands your ambitions and can help you achieve them.

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About the facilities

At ACT and Egnatia Aviation, we believe that an exceptional learning environment is crucial for your success. Our world-class facilities are designed to provide you with the best resources and support throughout your educational journey.

While studying at ACT

  • Enjoy an expansive campus in Pylaia, Thessaloniki, which mirrors the excellence of American campuses abroad. With lush greenery and modern infrastructure, you'll find the perfect environment for academic growth and personal development.
  • Join a vibrant and diverse community of students from all corners of the globe. At ACT, you'll be part of a multicultural tapestry, enriching your education with diverse perspectives and lifelong friendships.
  • Discover the future of aviation in our state-of-the-art science and computer labs, equipped with the latest technology. Whether you're conducting experiments or exploring aerospace innovations, the labs at ACT are your gateway to hands-on learning.
  • Seek more knowledge at the Bissell Library, one of Southeast Europe's largest private learning hubs, boasting an extensive collection of print and digital titles, making it the ideal place to research, study, and expand your horizons.

While studying at Egnatia Aviation

  • Train at Kavala Amygdaleonas Aerodrome “Lydia” (LGKM), the first privately owned, dedicated General Aviation Aerodrome in Greece, with over 500,000 square meters of airside and landside fields, an ideal setting for airline pilot training with a network of 10 airports in the vicinity.
  • Build up your expertise with a curriculum approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency and aligned with international standards, which caters to every level of pilot training, from private pilot licenses to seasoned aviation professionals.
  • Get industry-specific training with precision in cutting-edge Diamond fleet and ALSIM Simulators. These state-of-the-art facilities simulate real-flight experiences, preparing you for the challenges of the aviation industry.
  • Enjoy a comfortable and convenient learning experience as everything you need is at your fingertips, with on-site accommodation.
  • Join a network of over 2,000+ working alumni in over 50+ airlines.

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