10 - 11 November 2016
INAIR 2016
- International Conference on Air Transport

Organized by Air transport department of University of Zilina within the framework of Innovation Challenges Towards a Sustainable and Reliable Operation

The INAIR conference is a forum in which Industry and Academia meet to exchange ideas and set up common challenges. The interaction between researchers and industry representatives is key in order to come up with innovative solutions for the challenges of the future. INAIR 2016 will be hosted by the Air transport department in Vienna on November 10-11, 2016.

Air Transport is nowadays mainly covered in topics like airport planning (infrastructure development); the criteria of success are defined in terms of number of runways, apron stands, terminal facilities etc. Airport capacity shortage requires optimal usage of existing infrastructure. The impact of climate change and resource shortage increases the complexity. Aviation has to optimize its overall capacity usage within even tighter constraints. Resilience of the aviation system is becoming a big issue; reliability of schedules and procedures for all stakeholders involved (including passengers and local communities in the airports neighborhood) is at stake. Disturbances due to severe weather, technical issues etc. might cause huge delays and costs. Solving these challenges require a mind shift towards changing and optimizing processes, innovation in infrastructure usage, logistics and cooperation between partners.

Innovation in aviation is often a challenge that needs to be addressed while respecting the inherent technical restrictions without compromising safety and security. The topic of the 2016 INAIR conference is to address this challenge and the subjects will try to answer the following questions among others:

  • How to innovate air transport in order to be able to increase capacity, sustainability and reliability while maintaining the high level of standards for safety and security?
  • What are best practices in the industry?
  • Do we need to open the borders between airports, airlines and ANSPs?
  • What can we learn from other transport modes?
  • Will technological innovation alone be sufficient to solve the challenges ahead?
  • What are the best routes to implement new systems and procedures, knowing that we cannot change our current way of operating overnight?

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Abstract submission:
12th September 2016

Notification of acceptance:
19th September 2016

Paper, Camera-Ready submission:
26th September 2016

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Regular Fee: 300 EUR

Students (incl. PhD students): 150 EUR

Article submission only (no addendance): 70 EUR

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Due to organisational reasons we kindly ask you to register before 28th of October.

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Austria Trend Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg **** -  99€,- per night
Wilhelminenberg, Savoyenstraße 2, 1160 Wien.

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Air Transport Department
Univerzitná 8215/1
010 26 ŽILINA, Slovakia

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Organization board:

    Juliana Blašková,    Martin Hromádka

The University of Zilina

Air Transport Department is an educational and research workplace of the University. Educational, research and consultation activities of the Department are oriented at air transport operation, management of air traffic services, satellite systems, a/c maintenance, economics, airport design and operations, air transport security and safety. The Department provides Bachelor, Master, PhD. Courses and offers ab initio pilot training to ATPL frozen level combined with academic education. The department is an ACI recognized educational institution and member of the EASN. 

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