The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences participated at the SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) in Athens from December 2th till December 5th, 2019. The SIDs are the SESAR Joint Undertaking conference for disseminating results of its SESAR the most recent exploratory research projects, as well as the other ATM industry projects which gives an opportunity to transfer knowledge and to network professionals from this industry.
The Faculty was represented by Associate Professor Biljana Juričić, Assistant Professors Karolina Krajček Nikolić and Jurica Ivošević and teaching assistants Bruno Antulov-Fantulin, Petar Andraši and Tea Rogošić. The Faculty team had an opportunity to meet Mr. Philippe Debels and Mr. Dirk Schaeffer from EUROCONTROL and agreed to further cooperation and visit EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre in Bretigny in January 2020.
The Faculty team
Mr. Schaeffer and Mr. Debels, 3rd and 4th
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Professor Juričić and assistant Antulov-Fantulin had a poster presentation of the baseline results of the project Development of Common ATC Simulation Training Assessment Criteria Based on Future Pan European Single-Sky Targets (ATCOSIMA) with their partners from Eskişehir Technical University, Associate Professor Cem Çetek and Assistant Professor Fulya Aybek-Çetek.
ATCOSIMA poster at SID 2019
Colleagues from Turkey
On December 10, 2019, Department of Aeronautics, Univerity of Zagreb held an award ceremony to show appreciation and gratitude to the associates from aviation industry that contributed to the new work of the Department by being involved in the scientific research, projects and classes.
A special appreciation letter was given to our first head of Department, prof. Ernest Bazijanc.
Prof. Doris Novak giving a speech and thanking all the guests for their contribution to the Department
Prof. Ernest Bazijanac, the first head of Department receiving a special letter of appreciation
Department of Aeronautics (ZAN) of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences participated at the Aırport Sımulatıon and Performance Assesment Group (ASPAG) meeting in Dubai on October 27th and 28th, 2019. ASPAG gathers professionals from aviation industry that use primarily fast time simulation in their research.
ZAN was represented by Associate Professor Biljana Juričić and teaching assistant Bruno Antulov-Fantulin with the work on the project Development of Common ATC Simulation Training Assessment Criteria Based on Future Pan European Single-Sky Targets (ATCOSIMA). They presented the project overview and the baseline results with their partners from Eskişehir Technical University, Associate Professor Cem Çetek and Assistant Professor Fulya Aybek Çetek.
At the end of the meeting, it was proposed that one of the next ASPAG meetings would be organized in Zagreb, at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.
ESTU & ZFOT ATCOSIMA team members atop the Burj Khalifa
10th ASPAG meeting
Department of Aeronautics (ZAN) of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences participated at the COOPANS Improvement Group (CIG) meeting in Stockholm on October 8th, 2019. CIG gathers representatives of air navigation service providers of six countries: Croatia, Austria, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland and Sweden. ZAN was represented by Assistant Professor Tomislav Radišić, teaching assistant Bruno Antulov-Fantulin and Associate Professor Biljana Juričić.
The main objective of the meeting was to define a basis for the future project of the development of predictive air traffic complexity and air traffic controller workload models.
The next CIG Group meeting and the further project preparation will be held in Zagreb in February 2020.
Tomislav Radišić gave a short presentation of the previous research and the issues regarding air traffic complexity and its impact on air traffic controller workload and airspace capacity.
Bruno Antulov-Fantulin presented air traffic complexity models.
According to Knowledge Alliance in Air Transport (KAAT) project schedule, the 4th Steering Committee was held in Rome, Italy from 9th to 10th October 2019. The results of work package 5 were presented by Prof. Steliana Toma (UPB) and Prof. Doris Novak (UNIZG) in form of the Methodology for SQF and recognition of prior learning and work experience. Also, analysis of interim report was conducted as well as finalization of gap assessment and improvement of study programmes.
Croatian KAAT team at the Conference (from left to right): Marin Pašić (Croatia Airlines), Teo Bratinčević (Croatia Control), Kristijana Malić (Croatia Airlines), Bojana Šobat (Croatia Control), Ana Dlesk (Croatia Airlines), and Doris Novak (UNIZG)
The International Conference “Air Transport Qualifications in the XXI Century” was held on 11th October 2019 with the agenda on future challenges, occupations and qualifications for the air transport sector. Upcoming changes and key technological transformations that will have an impact on current and future occupations and qualifications was presented, as well as new technological tools in the provision of training, learning needs of future generations, aligning curricula to the new needs of an evolving labor market.
On September 4, 2019, a meeting was held at the Croatian Air Force (CAF) Headquarters on the further development of successful cooperation related to the education of military pilots at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb. The meeting was hosted by Deputy Air Force Commander and Chieff of Staff Brigadier General Michael Križanec, with Colonel Goran Huljev, Colonel Ivica Mandušić, Lieutenant Colonel Željko Harapin, Lieutenant Ante Širić. The Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences was presented by Dean Tomislav Josip Mlinarić accompanied by Head of Department of Aeronautics prof. Doris Novak.
Participants at the meeting at Croatian Air Force HQ (form left to right): Col. I. Mandušić, prof. D. Novak, Gen. M. Križanec, prof. T.J. Mlinarić, Col. G. Huljev, Col. Ž. Harapin, Lt. A. Širić
On behalf of the Croatian Air Force, General Križanec expressed strong support for the aeronautics study program, which as such has been developed and conducted at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences since 1992. Continuity in higher education for military officers – future CAF pilots is important to maintain, and the system needs to be continually adapted to technology developments, especially in aviation. In this way technical and technological development of the Air Force is guaranteed and the cooperation of a higher education institution such as the Faculty and the CAF can serve as a model example for the education of highly educated personnel for the armed forces. At the meeting, the analysis of the study program was presented and concrete actions and future cooperation on specific issues were agreed in order to further develop aeronautics study for CAF needs.
On June 12th 2019, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) conducted a standardization inspection at Croatian Air Traffic Control Training Centre (HUSK) within Division of Aeronautics, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences. The inspection was done as a part of the oversight of Croatian Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA). EASA inspectors were checking if HUSK, an air traffic controller training organisation, is compliant with the requirements of EU Regulation 2015/340 of air traffic controller licences and certificates. Moreover, they checked HUSK training plans and programmes, synthetic training devices and instructors’ competences. The standardization inspection was done by two EASA inspectors accompanied by three CCAA inspectors.
HUSK was represented by the Dean, Full Professor Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, who is a HUSK Accountable Manager, Associate Professor Biljana Juričić, HUSK Head of Training, Associate Professor Anita Domitrović, HUSK Quality and Safety Manager and assistant lecturer Bruno Antulov-Fantulin.
The inspection has shown that HUSK is fully compliant with air traffic controller training requirements, applying high standards of safety and quality of training. No nonconformity with the requirements of EU Regulation 2015/340 of air traffic controller licences and certificates has been found.
The Department of Aeronautics hosted an Air Traffic Services (ATS) and Airspace Management (ASM) Operational Services Forum at the Borongaj Science and Education Campus on Wednesday 12th June 2019. The Forum was organized by the Croatia Control Ltd with objective to provide regular consultations with airspace users.
The forum was attended by representatives of air alliances, aero clubs, the Croatian Unmanned Systems Association, Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior, Croatian Air Force, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, Croatian Firefighting Association, gliders, UAS operators, VFR pilots, and others..
This is the third such forum that is being organized at our Department within the framework of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation. In this way, it recognizes the importance of the academic community and we are pleased that our institution becomes the center for the aviation community in the Republic of Croatia.
In addition, the Department of Aeronautics has actively participated in the discussions at the Forum with a presentation provided by flight instructor and teaching assistant Petar Andraši on topic of training flights of student pilots in the Croatian Aviation Training Center.
More information is available on http://www.crocontrol.hr/default.aspx?id=3916
The International Science Conference “Science and Traffic Development” (ZIRP 2019) was held in Opatija (Croatia) from 10th to 11th May 2019. The Department of Aeronautics presented a total of 4 papers at the conference:
- Project ATCOSIMA: Preliminary results and analysis of real-time ATC and flight cockpit simulations (Autori: F. Aybek Cetek, B. Antulov-Fantulin, P. Frost, K. Donmez, Z. Kaplan, T. Rogošić)
- Development of common ATC simulation training assessment criteria based on future Pan European Single-Sky targets (ATCOSIMA): A project overview (Autori: C. Cetek, B. Juričić, T. Feuerle, T. Radišić)
- The effect of Lučko CTR upper limit extension on air traffic indicators in Zagreb TMA – A preliminary analysis (Autori: K. Jerinić, B. Juričić, P. Andraši, I. Francetić)
- Recognition of prior learning based on competence-based training in aviation sector (Autori: D. Novak, S. E. Zaharia, M. Pavlinović, R. Romanović) – (KAAT project)
As part of the conference, among other distinguished speakers, a invited lecture was held by prof. Sorin Eugen Zaharia, PhD on the topic: Knowledge Alliance in Air Transport – a European project for Aviation 4.0. This presentation and activity is related to Erasmus + KA2 Knowledge Alliance in Air Transport project (ref. No. 588060-epp-12017-1-RO-EPPKA2-KA).
Link to proceedings: https://www.fpz.unizg.hr/zirp/zirp2019.php
Prof. Sorin Eugen Zaharia, PhD held invited lecture on the topic: Knowledge Alliance in Air Transport – a European project for Aviation 4.0
Organized by the Department of Aeronautics, Croatia Control and Croatia Airlines, the 3rd Steering Committee (SC3) of the Knowledge Alliance in Air Transport (KAAT) Erasmus+ KA2 project was held in the Faculty of Transport Sciences and Croatia Control from 13 to 14 December. The meeting was attended by partners from European universities and aerospace companies participating in the KAAT project.
Participants of the KAAT 3rd Steering Committee at the Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences
Considerable issues were raised regarding the establishment of new study programs and the agreed dynamics of future co-operation in the development of human resources in aviation sector. The meeting was also an opportunity for a better acquaintance with partners from the academia and industry. As part of the SC3 activity, Croatia Control was presented, where during the working visit the participants could get acquainted with the operational way of implementing the ATCO training and their work in the area control center (ACC).
Work visit to simulation center and area control center of Croatia Control
National flags of all participants attending the meeting