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A large Demonstration Emergency Exercise called “Bird Strike 2014” was held at Split Airport, on 26th March, 2014. This exercise represents one of regular activities aiming to raising readiness of all services, and preparing for summer season flight timetable which, this year, starts on 30th March.

The exercise simulated an aircraft accident happened on behalf of take off. According to scenario, while running on the runway a collision between aircraft and birds happened. Due to engine damage the aircraft crew gave up the take of and initiated emergency braking. Consequently, and because of main landing gear tire rupture, the aircraft slid off the runway ending with considerable damages and large number of casualties.


The event is realised together with external services. Alongside with Split Airport staff, it included participation of Resnik Airport Police Station, Croatian Air Traffic Control – Branch Office Split, INA Avioservis – Split, National Protection and Rescue Directorate – Split Regional Office, County Centre 112, State Intervention Unit, Helicopter Transport Unit – Divulje, Red Cross Kastela, Emergency Medicine Institute – Branch Office Kastela, Voluntary Fire Departments of Kastel Gomilica, Kastel Sucurac, Trogir, Public Fire Department – Split, Funeral Company Lovrinac, Town of Kastela, Split and Trogir Headquarters, as well as Split-Dalmatia County Headquarters.


“Bird Strike 2014” Exercise was held in the presence of colleagues from other airports of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was also attended by representatives of Croatia Airlines, foreign countries embassy and consular departments, Civil Aviation Agency, Air, Sea and Road Accident Investigation Agency, Association of Traffic Engineers AMAC, FSC, and others.


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Split Airport, SPU (LDSP), is a Schedules Facilitated Airport (00:01h - 24:00 h ) for the summer season from 30 MAR14 until 25 OCT14.

All scheduled air traffic, charter flights, general aviation and business aviation are subject to schedule facilitation made by Ground OPS Centre.

Traffic Coordinator
Split Airport
Tel: (+385 21) 203503
Fax: (+385 21) 203413
E-mail: schedules@split-airport.hr


Ground OPS Centre (H24)
Split Airport
Tel: (+385 21) 203353
Fax: (+385 21) 203413
E-mail: ground.ops@split-airport.hr



Split Airport has purchased new aircraft main deck container/pallet loader to be used for raising and traversing ULDs. The loader is designed and equipped for the loading of LD1/LD2/LD3 containers as well as pallets up to size of 96 x 125 inches, with loading width of 125 inches. Safe handling of all types of ULDs from smallest LD container up to 10 ft. containers/pallets lenght and crosswise with a maximum payload of 7 tons.

The loader is designed and built in accordance with IATA standards: AHM 932, AHM 909, AHM 910, AHM 911, AHM 913, AHM 915.

In the open public procurement procedure, the most suitable tenderer is chosen, German firm LAWECO. Funds are provided from Split Airport own resources.


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This year, we had wonderful Indian summer weather in the days designated for olive harvest. Diligent hands of enthusiastic employees picked 7074 kg of olives that were immediately processed into 817 lit of high quality olive oil.


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Olive harvest has started today at Split Airport. The harvest will continue for the next two days.



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