■ Air transportation governance, economics and policy ■ Airports
■ New air vehicle integration ■ Flight training
■ Airline operations ■ Safety and Security
■ Air Navigation Services ■ Human performance

7th International Conference on Air Transport - INAIR 2018 represents a forum in which industry and academia meet to exchange their ideas, to share best practices and to set up common challenges. The interaction between researchers and industry representatives is significant in order to come up with innovative solutions for the challenges of the future in air transport.


icon Important dates

Full paper submission: June 25, 2018 July 9,2018
Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2018
Camera-ready paper submission: September 24, 2018
Registration: 08:00 November 20, 2018
Opening of the conference: 09:00 November 20, 2018
Gala dinner: 18:00 November 20, 2018

icon Conference fees

Regular Fee: 300 EUR
Full time students: 180 EUR

Registration fee includes:
→ access to all INAIR 2018 conference sessions
→ delegate bag including all conference materials and a name badge, book of abstracts
→ all refreshment breaks: coffee breaks and lunch, gala dinner.
Registration does not include accommodation.

icon Conference venue

Altes Kloster
Fabriksplatz 1a
2410 Hainburg a.d. Donau

For hotel reservation contact Juliana Blašková
Single room
Per night: 79 EUR

Double room
Per night: 120 EUR



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Paper submission
All accepted papers will be recommended for publication in Transportation Research Procedia (Web of Science, Scopus).
ELSEVIER Guide for authors

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

If a registered participant cannot attend the Conference, a substitute can be accepted. We regret that no refunds can be made.

Paper Submission

Each participant can submit one paper as an author and one paper as a co-author. Only papers of attending author/co-author will be recommended for publication in Transportation Research Procedia. Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers (.docm/latex) with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for the final publication via www.inair.uniza.sk. You can find a TRPRO conference template here. The final paper for publication will be limited to 10 pages, additional pages will be charged.
At least one of the authors of each accepted paper has to register at the regular rate. Each registration will cover one accepted paper.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language.

Speakers - (Inair 2017)
  • member 1
    Roman Orlik has been working in airline industry for nearly 20 years. In his current position as. Sales and Business Development Manager in IATA Geneva, he oversees and manages worldwide reseller’s network with revenue exceeding USD 9.5 million in sales. He also manages sales of other IATA products, creates and develops network strategies and works closely with other departments to explore sales opportunities and deliver added value to internal and external stakeholders to fund IATA member airlines. Before he started working as Head of Inventory and Revenue Management for Czech Airlines in Prague to manage a team of revenue and pricing analysts, he was working eight years abroad in sales and marketing area as Regional director for UK&Benelux, where he was responsible for managing and leading a cohesive team that was able to both meet targets and develop new business initiatives at highly competitive markets.

    Roman Orlik

    (International Air Transport Association, Geneva)

  • member 1
    Antonín Kazda is a former Head of ATD at the UTC with long term managing experience from both his positions in academia and industry experience. Tony is an expert in airport design and operation; aviation and ATCO training, airline operation. He is also chartered civil engineer and independent consultant in the field of airports, air transport and for other aviation aspects. He was involved in more than 350 projects, studies and expertises in various aspects of airport design and operations in the Central Europe. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Žilina Airport. He holds a CPL and Instructor Rating and has the operational experience also from ‘the other side’. During his military service, he served as a military air traffic controller. Tony is also the Director of the National Aviation Security Training Centre in Slovakia conducting security training programmes for all civil aviation industry stakeholders in line with the EC Regulation (EC) No 300/2008. He has an in-depth understanding of the aviation operational procedures

    Antonín Kazda

    (Air Transport Department, University of Žilina)

  • member 1

    Giorgio Guglieri

    (Politecnico di Torino)

  • member 1
    Stig Larsen is the Head of Training in Group Norwegian ATO and a holder of TRI/TRE on the Boeing 737. Prior to this position, he achieved a military master level degree from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and a civil master degree in business administration from the BI Norwegian Business School. Civil Aviation career includes airline pilot in Scandinavian Airlines, (SAS), Head of Training and Accountable Manager for the SAS pilot school and maintenance facility, and Head of Training at Tromsoe University, ATO.

    Stig Larsen

    (Head of Training in Group Norwegian ATO)

  • member 1
    active at the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FMENA), University of Zagreb . Prior to joining FMENA in 1991, Prof. Smojver has worked at Technical Military Academy, Rocket Technology Department, in Zagreb. His main area of interest is the application of finite elements method in the analysis of the structural behaviour of composite structures and computational modelling of various processes. He is the Senior Member of AIAA and several other professional associations. He is the Croatian member of H2020 Programme Committee Transport configuration, Co-chairman of ACARE MSG and Croatian member of Clean Sky 2 SRG.

    Ivica Smojver

    (University of Zagreb)

  • member 2
    After graduating as engineer and private pilot in 1991 from the Air Transport University of Zilina, Slovakia and from the French School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) in Toulouse in 1994, Zuzana joined Airbus in 1994 as a trainee and then as Performance Engineer in the Product Marketing group. In 1998, she moved to the A330/A340 product marketing group where she supported the marketing and entry in service of the A340-500 and A340-600. During this period she discovered a passion for the cabin interior and that remains to the present day.From 2003 to 2007, Zuzana was Payload Accommodation Manager responsible for explaining Airbus cabins to customers, as well as providing the cabin engineering team with customer and market requirements. She continued her development as Aircraft Interiors Marketing Director from 2007 to 2011 responsible for supporting sales campaigns, as well as supporting cabin interiors developments and working on market strategy.Her last assignment in Airbus was Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing since 2011. She was responsible for leading the Aircraft Interiors Marketing team, covering all current and future Airbus cabins. One of her main tasks was to guide new cabin product developments in order to ensure that cabin design fulfills all passengers’ and airlines’ expectations.Since 1st September 2015, Zuzana is appointed as Vice President Marketing in ATR, leading the team responsible for Market Strategy, Airline Marketing and Product Development.

    Zuzana Hrnkova

    (Vice President Marketing in ATR)

  • member 2
    Peter Choroba is an aviation engineer specialised in Air Traffic Management (ATM) working for EUROCONTROL. His working experience ranges from academia, technology and management consulting up to the management of R&D projects with transition to deployment. The domain knowledge: airport operations, air traffic flow management and ATM performance management. Peter is currently leading a large R&D project focused on improved ATM network prediction and performance (in the context of Advanced Demand Capacity Balancing) in SESAR2020 R&D program. Peter obtained his MSc in Air Transport engineering in 2000, PhD in Transport and Communication technologies in 2006 – both from University of Zilina and Executive MBA from INSEAD Business school in 2015.

    Peter Choroba


  • member 2

    Pascal Revel


Presentations - 2017

Are we at a crossroad? Time to start thinking about ATM liberalisation

Author:Richard Klíma


Author:Anna Tomová

Mapping Risk Models/Methods onto a Complexity Spectrum

Author:Matthew Stogsdill

Network management research: Advanced Demand Capacity Balancing

Author:Peter CHOROBA

Application of Numerical Methods in the Improvement of Safety of Aeronautical Structures

Author: Ivica Smojver, Darko Vnčević

Obstacle Detection with Ultrasonic Sensors and Signal Analysis Metrics

Author:Gerard Gibbsa, Huamin Jiab, Irfan Madanib

Night-time Detection of UAVs using Thermal Infrared Camera

Author:Petar Andraši, Tomislav Radišić, Mario Muštra, Jurica Ivošević

Small regional airports operation: unnecessary burdens or key to regional development

Author:Anton Kazda

Unmanned Traffic Management(UTM)

Author:Jozef JANKOVIČ

Five Novel Metrics to Support Safety Improvements in Current and Future Air Transport

Author:Nektarios Karanikas


Author:Casandra Venera Pietreanu, Sorin Eugen Zaharia

Comparison of different variants of logistic chains

Author:Štefan Kudláč

An Innovative Cloud-Based Supervision System for the Integration of RPAS in Urban Environments

Author:Elisa Capello, Matteo Dentis, GIORGIO GUGLIERI, Laura Novaro Mascarello, Luca Spano Cuomo

An Investigation into the Effect of Airport Touting from the Passengers’ Perspective: A Case of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja

Author:Imad Guenane


Author:Roman Orlik

A Proposal for Ensuring the Quality of Aerospace Engineering Higher Education in Europe

Author:Daniel Hanus, Giorgio Guglieri, Pascal Revel

The Proposition and Evaluation of Amendments to Current Flight Training Curricula Regarding Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Author:František Jůn, Jan Žižka, Stefan Dúha

Cirrus Aircraft – Innovating Training and Special Missions

Author:Jon R. Dauplaise


Author:Filip Bartůněk



Aviation Accidents: Do Males and Females Crash Differently?

Author:Robert O. Walton, P. Michael Politano, Karina Mesarosova

The transition of a higher education towards a knowledge institution

Author:Geert Boosten

Contact details


icon 1 University of Zilina

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

icon 2 +421 41 513 3451

icon 2 +421 41 513 1517

icon 3inair@fpedas.uniza.sk

icon 3www.inair.uniza.sk


    Juliana Blašková,   Andrej Novák, Antonín Kazda, Šimon Holoda

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. 

Head of Scientific Committee:       

Prof. Antonín Kazda Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia


Prof. Ivica Smojver, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia      
Prof. Andrej Novák, Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia      
Assoc. Prof. Lorenzo Castelli, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Italy      
Dr. Vasco Reis, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal       
Assoc. Prof. Anna Tomová, Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia      
Dr. Peter Choroba, Eurocontrol, France      
Assoc. Prof. Alena Novák Sedláčková, Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia      
Assoc. Prof. Miguel Mujica Mota, Aviation Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands      
Assoc. Prof. Wangbo, Ningbo University of Technology , China      
Prof. Giorgio Guglieri, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Turin, Italy      
Assoc. Prof. Anna Stelmach, Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland      
Prof. Geert Boosten, Aviation Department, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands      
Prof. Daniel Delahaye, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile, France
Dr. Andrew Cook, Department of Planning and Transport, University of Westminster, UK
Dr. Catya Atziry Zuñiga Alcaraz, Universidad Aeronáutica en Querétaro, Mexico
Prof. Javier López Leonés, Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering Department, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Dr. Francisco G. Benitez, Department of Engineering, University of Sevilla, Spain
Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Juračka, Institute of Aerospace Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech republic
Prof. Frank Fichert, Department of Tourism and Travel Management, Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mr. Chris Pringle, Elsevier, United Kingdom
Assoc. Prof. Benedikt Badánik, Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia
Assoc. Prof. Martin Bugaj, Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia
Assoc. Prof. Branislav Kandera, Air Transport Department, University of Zilina, Slovakia


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