Air Force Academy „Henri Coandă” is a high level military education institution, accredited, that is inherited a great tradition, over a century of military education within the Air Force. Air Force military school from Cotroceni – whose tradition was inherited by the Air Force Academy – has been established in April 1912, being the fourth institution of that kind in the World.
The Academy is the only university in Romania that is preparing licenced officers (supersonic pilots, helicopter pilots, air traffic controllers, staff officers, anti-aircraft artillerymen, antiaircraft rocket men, radar men, and electronic warfare officers) for Romanian Air Force, other Armed Forces categories and institutions from our National Defence and Public Order System.
Associate Professor, Phd.
A former air traffic controller and staff officer in different air bases, Head of the air operation within the Main Air Component planning section, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Air Force Flotilla, Chief of the Air Operations Centre, Director of the National Military Aeronautic Authority and Director of Staff within the Romanian Air Forces. He is PhD in Military Sciences (2010) at the National Defence University „Carol I” Bucharest, with the Thesis “The Air Security of Romania, an integral part of the NATO and European Union Air Security".
The Faculty for Aeronautic Management (Management and Military Sciences Department and Air Forces Department):
University Licence studies programs, with 3 years duration of courses, 180 ECTS: Air Force Management, Air traffic Management;
University Master studies programs, with 2 years duration of courses, 120 ECTS: The Air Space Security
The Faculty for Air Security Systems (Fundamental Sciences Department and Surveillance and Air Defence Department):
University licence studies programs, with 3 years duration of courses, 180 ECTS: Management of the Artillery and Anti-aircraft Rocket Systems and the Management of the Air Surveillance Systems
University licence studies programs, with 2 years duration of courses, 120 ECTS: Management of the Fighting Systems within the Air Forces and the Security Systems.
For pilots, the special training and practice is carried out in the Superior School for Civil Aviation (SSCAv), Stejnic, Prahova: Cessna C172S/ Piper, Seneca VPA34, EC-120 B (CPL Licence) and within the Air Force Training School, Bobocu, Buzău County: IAK-52 and IAR-316 B (military pilot licence), for air traffic controllers, staff officers, radar men and electronic warfare officers within the Air Forces air bases and military units, and for the artillerymen and anti-aircraft rocketeers in military units belonging to the Air Forces and Land Forces with live firing conducted in Training Area Capu Midia, Constanța County.
In 1993 the European Air Chiefs Conference (EURAC) was established with the main objective finding new methods of study and co-operation among European Air Forces – within and out of NATO. In this context a considerable importance has been given for a common vision in the ways of education and formation of future officers
Consequently the European Air Force Academies (EUAFA) Commanders’ Conference has been established as a forum of experts in order to exchange information, co-operate and identify areas of common interest to carry out activities, with the largest possible participation of all the member nations, in the field of officer education and training.
EUAFA mission is to encourage mutual education through the sharing of information on officer training by promoting academic and military exchanges concerning cadet and instructor training.
The (EUAFA) Commandants’ Conference comprises of the Commandants of the Air Force Academies of the following European countries:
The members of the conference annually elect a Chairman, who is responsible for the preparation of the meetings and who acts as Point of Contact (POC) for all members.
The Chairman, who is appointed for one year for the period between two Commandants’ Conferences, is the Commandant (or his representative) of the Academy that is designated to host the conference at the end of his term.
Experts’ Working Group
In order to find common elements within the syllabi of the EUAFAs a Working Group was established in 1998. The ultimate goal was to identify portions of the individual training and education programs that might be suitable for common training and/or mutual exchanges
The EUAFA Working Group is responsible for the following tasks: view the member nations syllabi and focus on common fields within which to provide a basis for future co-operation in training and cadet exchanges; gather, update and disseminate the Databank (available at the website, and updated by the appropriate Working Group member) containing:
An overview of educational systems.
The structure organisational diagram of each participating country.
The educational syllabus of each academy.
The pilot education, training and timeframes in each academy.
In order to achieve a better understanding regarding main areas of training in each country’s officer training syllabus and from which common areas of interest could be found:
Discuss and prepare agenda items for the following EUAFA Commandants’ Conference
Present the findings of the Working Group Meeting including proposals for future activities to the following EUAFA Commandants’ Conference