Faculty of Transportation Sciences was established in 1993 after Czechoslovak Republic dissolution, established as a substitute for University of Transportation in Žilina. The faculty was oriented to various fields of transportation. Civil aviation specialists were educated in the master´s study field “Management and Economics of Transportation and Telecommunications” until there was master´s study filed “Air Traffic Control and Management” accredited in 1999. In 2002, the last students were accepted to commence their studies in this field, because a year later, structured university education (bachelor´s, master´s and doctoral study fields) was introduced at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences.
Faculty of Transportation Sciences works as an organization for theoretical education of pilots within integrated training according to European regulation PART-FCL 1 approved by Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic. The faculty acquired a certificate for flight training organization No 10 (FTO 010).
Department of Air Transport was established on 1st March 2002 as a part of the faculty. Founder and the first head of the department was prof. Ing. Ludvík Kulčák, CSc. Vital mission of the department is a training of university-educated experts for civil aviation of the Czech Republic.
Our department became a member of PEGASUS (Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS) association in 2006. It became the first institution from Czech Republic and Slovakia, which entered the association.
At present, our department is the only one in the Czech Republic oriented to technical and economically operational areas of civil aviation. Study at the CTU in Prague changed to 3-degree structured education in accordance with Bologna agreement and civil aviation education adapted to these requirements.

Former Heads of Department

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prof. Ing. Ludvík Kulčák, CSc.

Head of Department between 2002 and 2004

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Mgr. Pavel Bíla

Head of Department between 2004 and 2008

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doc. Ing. Daniel Hanus, CSc., EUR ING, AFAIAA

Head of Department between 2008 and 2015

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doc. Ing. Stanislav Szabo, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M, dr. h. c.

Head of Department between 2015 and 2017

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doc. Ing. Vladimír Němec, Ph.D., prof. h. c., mim. prof.

Deputy Head of Department between 2005 and 2017