The faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, established in 1984, is the faculty of the University of Zagreb, and the leading high education as well as scientific and research institution in the field of transport and traffic engineering in Croatia.
Faculty staff participates in national, regional and international scientific, research and development projects funded by the national Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, European Commission and international institutions. The Faculty participates in public and commercial projects aimed at solving transport and traffic problems of transportation sectors in Croatia. International cooperation through exchange of academic staff and students presents an important part of academicals and research activities.
The Division of Aeronautics was founded in order to perform scientific research, educational and expert activities and to create a connection with professional practice. The Department, along with the Croatian Aeronautical Education Centre, Croatian Air Traffic Control Education Centre and the RELTA centre for testing pilots and air traffic controllers, is a part of the Division of Aeronautics.
The study is primarily oriented towards air traffic, transport and flight, and aeroplane and airspace exploitation. Through undergraduate study programmes (modules) certified by Croatian and European aeronautical authorities, students are trained as pilots and air traffic controllers. Therefore students who graduate meet the requirements for the acquisition of permits and licenses as pilots and air traffic controllers.
In the undergraduate study of aeronautics, the classes are divided into three elective modules: military pilot, civil pilot and air traffic control. The base for practical courses in navigation and flying, Croatian Aeronautical Education Centre, is located at the Lucko airport. It operates according to the JAR FCL 1 international regulation and is recognised as an FTO or Flying Training Organisation.
A separate organisational unit, the Croatian Air Traffic Control Education Centre (HUSK), was founded in order to conduct practical courses in air traffic control. The Croatian Air Traffic Control Centre is internationally recognised as an ATC Training Organisation.
In the graduate study of aeronautics the study programme consists of two course groups: required and elective courses. The required courses deal with theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to air traffic technologies, aircraft maintenance, helicopter flight theory, flight theory and high speed aerodynamics. The elective courses enable the students to pursue their interests and define themselves professionally.
The department participates in major projects such as:
Fleet and Facilities
Croatian Aviation Training Center (CATC) has a fleet of:
Flight Training Courses
Presently, we have a certificate for the following courses:
An independent unit for practical pilot training of the Aeronautical department of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (FTTS). It is a part of the University of Zagreb. Since the early nineties, numerous generations of today's commercial pilots started and completed their flight training here.
CATC was the first and the biggest Flight Training Organization (FTO) to be certificated to perform flight training according to JAR-FCL 1 requirements and standards in Croatia.
Our heritage of many years of flight training and the aptitude of our staff result in highly praised and recognized performance that our former trainees daily demonstrate as pilots in airlines worldwide. Today, CATC is certified as Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA).
CATC is based on the airfield Lucko near Croatian capital city Zagreb and its basic purpose is to train students of the Faculty, who have committed themselves to become civil pilots.
In need for controlled and safe maintenance of its aircraft fleet, in 1997 FTTS-CATC developed its own aircraft maintenance organization. Today, FTTS-CATC holds EASA PART 145 certificate as Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) and approval for CAMO for aircraft in its fleet as well as for other third party aircraft in general aviation industry.
With this, FTTS-CATC controls the whole process in aircraft maintenance and continuous airworthiness, including 50hr / 100hr / 200hr / annual checks, on-board COMM/NAV inspections using latest "state of the art" ARTEX IFR4000 & IFR6000 testing equipment for IFR aircraft.