Prof. Dr. ISMAIL YILDIRIM
The growth of the Turkish aviation sector in recent years has occurred faster in proportion to worldwide growth. The need for qualified human resources in the aviation sector also takes place in correspondence with growth. The purpose of this study is to investigate higher education institutions which provide education in the field of Turkish aviation, in terms of quality and quantity. In the first part of the study, the aviation training standards which member countries of European Union revealed are given with a literature review. In the second part of the study, the numbers of higher education institutions in the field of aviation which are in Turkey, numbers of students and department variety are given. By using a committed questionnaire study, the content of education given in the education institutions, the foreign language level, the place of aviation courses in total ECTS credits, the number of lecturers/instructors are presented. In the result of the study, suggestions for the future are offered by presenting the current situation of higher education institutions which raise human resources to the sector of Turkish civil aviation.