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.

  Rector (Commandant)
  Brigadier General(AF)
  Marius ȘERBESZKI, Phd.


Brigadier General(ROU AF) Marius Șerbeszki, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Commandant (Rector) of ”Henri Coandă” Air Force Academy in Brașov.

He graduated the „Aurel Vlaicu” Air Force Officers School in 1989 and during the first part of his military career he was appointed in staff positions (Staff Officer Operations) in several Romanian Air Force units, from Air Reconnaissance Squadron to Fighter Bomber Regiment to Air Division and Air Corps. In 1999 he became a student at the Command and Staff College. After graduating two years later, he was appointed in teaching positions at the Air Force Department of this College up to Director of this Department and Vice-Dean for Scientific Research. In 2008-2011, he was appointed as Staff Officer Analysis and Feedback at the Joint Education and Training Division of the NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

During his career, Brigadier General(AF) Marius Șerbeszki attended several courses, both in Romania and abroad: the Brigade Staff Officer Course and the Advanced Joint Operations Staff Officer Course (NATO/PfP Regional Training Centre, Bucharest), the NATO European Security Cooperation Course and the NATO Training Needs Analysis, Design and Development Course (NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany). He holds a Master degree in Military Operational Art and Science granted by the USAF Air Command and Staff College, class of 2006 (GPA 3.6) and a PhD title granted by the „Carol I” National Defence University.

He is the author of two books – „The Military Briefing” and „The Close Air Support in Joint Operations” – and several scientific papers, articles and courses on topics as: Air Force Operational Art and Tactics, the history and evolution of the Air Power theory, the tactical employment of Air Power in urban environment, conventional warfare vs insurgency, the employment of unmanned air systems in combat, and countering hybrid threats. He is a founder member of the Romanian Unmanned Vehicle Systems Association „UVS Romania”.

He is married to Mariana and they have a daughter, Alexandra-Ionela.


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.



St. Mihai Viteazul, No. 160

Cod:500183, Brașov


Phone numbers, POC, Mail

  • POC: Lt.Col. Cosmina ROMAN
  • Tel.+40 268 423 421
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     Commandant’s Conference

    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
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