Tayaran National Aviation Academy

King Abdullah Economic City Saudi Arabia

8 Aircraft Non-for-Profit Aviation Academy with locations in Al Thumamah and King Abdullah Economic City


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number



Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, Secondary school certificate

The National Aviation Academy of Saudi Arabia (Tayaran National Aviation Academy) was inaugurated at its headquarters at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in 2019 by HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman. The training academy will grow to train 450 pilots per year with the aim to become the largest center of its kind in the Middle East.

It was established primarily for the reason of providing professional ab initio pilot, aviation maintenance technician, and unmanned aircraft training programs needed to support both the civil and military aviation needs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is approved by Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

Courses offered:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating
  • Multi-Engine Rating

Why join us?

Tayaran National Aviation Academy conducts its training using an eight (8) aircraft fleet. The pilot training duration is sixteen (16) - eighteen (18) months.

Sponsored trainees are given career opportunities from sponsoring company, airline, and government at the end of the training program. For the non-sponsored graduates, the pilot school also helps them get jobs through the promotion of self-paid trainees.

In terms of residential accommodation, the pilot school has an agreement with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to provide affordable accommodation for the trainees in KAEC. However, the cost is NOT included in the tuition fees. It does not provide accommodation in Riyadh.

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