Institute of Military Aviatio

 

palik matyasLt. Col. Mátyás Palik PhD, Associate Professor
Head of the Institute

Colonel Palik graduated from Killián György Flying Technical College in 1985 as a fighter controller, where he continued his military career as an instructor at his former Department. In 1998 he completed his studies at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University as higher commander of Air Forces. In 2007 he obtained his PhD degree at the above mentioned University. Dr. Palik’s scientific activity covers the following areas: Unmanned aircraft systems and their applications, the air traffic management system, and simulation technologies for airspace control.

 

Contacts:

Phone: (36) 0243-7900
E-mail: Palik.Matyas@uni-nke.hu

 

The Institute of Military Aviation and its predecessors in Szolnok have maintained high quality military officer training and provided aviation technical and airspace controller officers for Hungarian Defence Forces for more than 6 decades. Modern classrooms, labs, simulators and a library with nearly 100,000 professional books support the different courses. The Institute hosts the Aviation Scientific Conference in Szolnok each year, which is one of the most important scientific events in the field of aviation in Hungary. The institute's on-line scientific journal is the Aeronautical Scientific Publications, published 3-4 occasions per year.

Our teachers’ and students’ scientific research activities mainly focus on the missions of military aviation, systems, and on the structure of military aircraft and human factors in aviation. Based on results in training and research, our Institute is a well-reputed establishment within Hungarian higher education. We achieved great results in different fields of the UAV’s adaptation of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Program. This programme was realised through the assistance of the European Union, with co-financing from the European Social Fund.

We pay high attention to our students’ talent, and work to deepen their environmentally-conscious thinking. Our teachers and researchers convey to their students positive professional and human values and they try to strengthen their commitment to professional and military traditions.

 

Department of Aerospace Controller and Pilot Training

Head of Department: Cpt. Zsolt Bottyán, PhD, Associate Professor

   The Department offers the future airspace controller officers (air traffic controller, air defence controller) modern, high-level training. Finishing their education they can manage aircraft through all aspects of their flight with the priority of safety using the standard national and international procedures and highly sophisticated radar and radio communication equipment to communicate advice, information, and instructions to pilots.
   In addition to their everyday teaching duties, the staff of the Department perform high-level scientific work. This scientific work covers numerous fields of aviation with the priority of aviation safety. Our staff members participate in national and international forums and conferences; presenting their scientific results in different conference proceedings and scientific bulletins. Additionally, they prepare their talented students to make their first steps in scientific work.

The main fields of the Department's scientific and research activities are:

  • air traffic safety questions;
  • aspects of Air Force employments;
  • modern air navigation systems and procedures;
  • examination of aviation meteorology factors;
  • complex examination of UAV flying;
  • air traffic controlling in mission operations;
  • analyses of airport safety questions;
  • pilots' professional activities in the relationship between physical performance testing; and
  • the characteristics of the work of flight controllers' hypo kinaesthetic state.

 

Department of Aircraft and Engine

Head of Department: Lt. Col. László Kavas, PhD, Associate Professor

   The Department provides modern, high-level training for the future aviation technical officers who, after the prescribed on-the-job training, are able autonomously organise and control the maintenance processes of airplane and helicopter mechanical systems.
   The Department’s scientific research  is aimed in several fields of aviation, with a priority on aviation safety, considering its technical and human aspects. Our staff members participate in national and international forums and conferences, and present their scientific results in different conference proceedings and scientific bulletins. Additionally, they play an important role both in preparing their talented students in taking part in the National Student Scientific Competition, and in the education of PhD students in our University’s Doctoral School.

The main fields of the Department’s scientific and research activities are:

  • application opportunities of multimedia and working models to increase the effectiveness of aviation officers’ training;
  • modern maintenance and diagnostics of military aircraft;
  • computer aided analyses and operational simulation of aircraft structure;
  • economical and efficiency questions of combat aircraft;
  • analyses of competency based preparation and training of aviation technical staff;
  • maintenance specialities of aircraft composite structures;
  • application opportunities and limits of alternative aviation fuels.

 

Department of Aircraft Onboard Systems

Head of Department: Lt. Col. László Szilvássy, PhD, Associate Professor

   The Department provides modern, high-level training for the future aviation technical officers and conversion and postgraduate courses for the technical staff of the Air Force. These specialists, after graduation, are able to operate and maintain airplanes and helicopters using national and international procedures.
   The staff of the Department, besides the everyday teaching performs perform high-level scientific work. This scientific work covers numerous fields of aviation with the priority of the aviation technical field. Our staff members participate in national and international forums and conferences, and present their scientific results in different conference proceedings and scientific bulletins. Additionally, they prepare their talented students to make their first steps into scientific work.

The main fields of the Department's scientific and research activities are:

  • aircraft energy systems;
  • application opportunities of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles;
  • examination of the applied maintenance system of military aviation;
  • thermo-diagnostic testing in aircraft condition evaluation;
  • minimising the bird strike incidents around the airports;
  • electric powered aircraft – renewable energy on board; and
  • modernisation opportunities of aircraft on-board armament systems.