History

A relatively long tradition of our Faculty goes back to the early '50s. The former College of Railway Transport in Prague established on 1st October of 1953 within the Czech Technical University housed also the Faculty of Transport. The university, already renamed the College of Transport moved to Zilina - the northwest centre of Slovakia in 1960. When the displacement was completed in July 1962, the College had also the Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport (F PED) where the Department of Operations and Economics of Air Transport was the stable constituent of the faculty.
The last change in the name of the University occurred in 1996 when it was renamed the University of Zilina.
The Department of Air Transport houses also the Flight School of the University of Zilina.

Short profile

The Air Transport Department at the University of Zilina (ATD) is a centre for education, research, and training in civil aviation. ATD provides accredited study programmes in a three - tier course structure of university education - bachelor, Ing (equivalent to MSc.) and PhD degrees. On a commercial basis, the ATD also provides initial Air Traffic Controller training and aircraft pilot training up to the CPL/IR/MEP (A) level (Commercial Pilot with twin engine aeroplane qualification and qualification for flying in accordance with Instrument Flight Rules) and theory up to the frozen ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot) level. ATD is also the base of the National Civil Aviation Security Training Centre of the Slovak Republic. The Centre runs basic aviation security courses in line with the EU regulations for all categories of personnel in aviation. Courses are designed to enhance personnel's academic knowledge and technical skills in handling a variety of potentially critical situations. These courses are certified by the CAA of the Slovak Republic.
The core areas of research and consulting activities of the ATD include:

  • Airport capacity and operational assessments
  • Civil aviation security
  • Meteorology and weather hazards
  • Airline operations and economics
  • Human Factors
  • Safety of general aviation
  • Air Traffic Management

International cooperation and partners

In the sphere of education, research and advisory services the Department of Air Transport closely cooperates with the following organisations:

  • ALES Trenčín 
  • ATC SR 
  • Cranfield University 
  • Czech Airlines 
  • ENAC Toulouse 
  • Eurocontrol - CEATS Research, Development and Simulation Centre, Budapest 
  • Eurocontrol Experimental Centre, Paris
  • Glasgow University 
  • Helios Technology
  • Rzesow Aviation School 
  • Vilnius University
  • In the sphere of education, research and advisory services the Department of Air Transport closely cooperates with the following organisations:
  • Partners of the ATD in training, education, research and consulting:
  • ALES Trenčín 
  • ATC SR 
  • Cranfield University 
  • Czech Airlines 
  • ENAC Toulouse 
  • Eurocontrol - CEATS Research, Development and Simulation Centre, Budapest
  • Eurocontrol Experimental Centre, Paris 
  • Glasgow University 
  • Helios Technology 
  • Rzesow Aviation School 
  • Slovak and Czech airports: Bratislava, Kosice, Sliac, Poprad / Tatry, Piestany, Zilina, Prague, Ostrava, Brno 

Research, development and consulting

More information can be found Research, development and consulting.