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Lecturer in Air Transport Department
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Function at the Department

2005 July - presentLecturer (subject: Operation and Economics of Air Transport)


2015 – onwards Lecturer (full-time), University of Žilina, Department of Air Transport .
March – December 2014 CEO & Security Manager, accountable manager, Quick Duck Airlines
September 2009 – February 2014 CEO & Security Manager, accountable manager , VIP WINGS, a.s. (Danube Wings Airlines)
2007 – 2009 lecturer (part-time), University of Žilina, Department of Air Transport
August 2004 – September 2009 Flight Dispatcher , Sky Europe Airlines, Bratislava (full-time employment)
August 2004 – 2012 Project manager (part-time), SK Management Systems (CENTIRE), Bratislava
2003 – July 2004 Production and Quality Manager, Alvil, s.r.o. (wooden toys production)
1998 – 2003 CEO and Managing Director , DADDY TOYS, s.r.o. (wooden toys production)
1998 – 2001 Internal PhD. Study, University of Žilina, Department of Air Transport
Dr. Ján Rostáš is a lecturer of Air Transport Operation and Economy and Organization and Management of Civil Aviation. Previous 17 years experiences in industrial sector: starting in Air Slovakia as crew controller, followed by 7 years practice in Sky Europe airlines, as flight dispatcher. The top managerial positions starting in 2009 year as Managing Director and Security Manager in Danube Wings Airlines until 2013 and in period 2013 – 2014 as co-founder and Managing Director of Quick Duck Airlines. Since 2003 year he involved in various projects in airworthiness and airplane business, but also outside airline sector (IT management, database analysis, water treatment, energy and steel tools industry). The scope of his experiences starts in several consultant and mid-management in the past, continuing with top managerial and postholder positions with wide range scope of interests, but all prevailing in aviation sector.


March – November 2014 Quick Duck – company foundation
March –May 2013 IOSA audit AQS
2012-2013 PSO Dole – Nice, Angers
2012-2013 PSO Arlanda - Gällivare
2003-2010 Flight Dispatcher - Sky Europe
2003-2010 Flight Dispatcher - Sky Europe
1998-2007 PhD. in Management of Quality of Air Transport
1997-1998 Crew controller – Air Slovakia
March – May 1998 ATC training – Eurocontrol, Hamburg
1993 – 1998 Master degree in Operation and Economy of Air Transport

Language skills

Native language: Slovak
Other language proficiency on a scale of 1 (basic) to 5 (fluent) forreading, writing and speaking
English 5 - 4 - 4
Russian 2 - 2 - 2

Professional activities


Recent research activities

Project CabilAvi – researcher

Five most significant publications

Ján Rostáš . Spôsoby monitorovania a hodnotenia systému kvality u leteckých prevádzkovateľov. In: Nové trendy v civilním letectví : mezinárodní seminář. - Praha: ČVUT. - S. 58-61.
Analýza slovenského trhu s leteckými spoločnosťami / Lenka Rolinčinová, Ján Rostáš. In: Práce a štúdie = Studies : Katedra leteckej dopravy, Fakulta prevádzky a ekonomiky dopravy a spojov Žilinská univerzita v Žiline : Air transport department, Faculty of operation and economics of transport and communications University of Žilina. - Žilina: Žilinská univerzita, 2015. - ISBN 978-80-554-1029-6. - S. 139-142.