GEN 1.2  Entry, transit and departure of aircraft

1   General

1.1  All flights into, from or over the territory of the Republic of Slovenia shall be carried out in accordance with air navigation law and regulations of the legal system of the Republic of Slovenia.
1.2  Aircraft flying into or departing from the territory of the Republic of Slovenia shall make their first landing at, or final departure from, an international airport (LJUBLJANA/BRNIK, MARIBOR/OREHOVA VAS or PORTOROZ/SECOVLJE). See LJLJ AD 2, LJMB AD 2, LJPZ AD 2.
Aircraft flying into or departing from the territory of the Republic of Slovenia from/to Schengen area shall make their first landing at, or final departure from, public registered airport published in AD 1.3.
1.3  Flights carrying munition and weapons of war will not be permitted to enter airspace of the Republic of Slovenia.
1.4  No authorization is required for flights in transit non-stop across the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and for technical landings.
1.5  TCO - Third Country Operators
Third Country Operators (TCO) engaging in scheduled or non-scheduled commercial air transport operations into, within or out of a territory subject to the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union, must hold a safety authorisation issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 452/2014. This includes operators which are wet leased-in by, or code-sharing with, an EU operator when commercial air transport flights to any territory subject to the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union are performed. This TCO authorisation is not required for operators only overflying the above mentioned EU territories without a planned landing. Applications for TCO authorisation should be submitted to EASA at least 30 days before the intended starting date of operation. Member States continue to be responsible for issuing operating permits. The safety authorisation issued by EASA is one prerequisite in the process of obtaining an operating permit, or equivalent document, from the respective EU Member State under existing Air Service Agreements between EU Member States and third countries.
Non-scheduled flights - one-off notifications. A third country operator may perform air ambulance flights or a non-scheduled flight or a series of non-scheduled flights to overcome an unforeseen, immediate and urgent operational need without first obtaining an authorisation, provided that the operator:
  1. notifies EASA in a form and manner established by EASA prior to the intended date of the first flight;
  2. is not being subject to an operating ban pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005; and
  3. submits to EASA an application for TCO authorisation within 10 working days after the date of the notification.
The flights specified in the notification may be performed for a maximum period of six consecutive weeks after the date of notification or until EASA has communicated the formal decision on the application for a TCO authorisation, whichever occurs first. One-off notifications may be filed only once every 24 months by an operator.
For more information please visit the EASA website http://easa.europa.EU/TCO
1.6  Regulation (EC) No. 785/2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators
Air carriers and aircraft operators referred to in article 2 of Regulation EC No. 785/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators shall be insured in accordance with this regulation in respect of liability for passengers, baggage and cargo as well as insurance in respect of liability for third parties. The Certificate of Insurance has to bear the notification that it was issued in accordance with the minimum insurance cover requirements of articles 6 and 7 of Regulation EC No. 785/2004 amended by the Commission Regulation No. 285/2010.
The contact details of the responsible authority of the Republic of Slovenia are as follows:
Post:Ministrstvo za infrastrukturoMinistry of Infrastructure
Direktorat za letalski in pomorski prometDirectorate of Aviation and Maritime transport
Sektor za letalstvoAviation Division
Langusova 4Langusova 4
SI-1535 LjubljanaSI-1535 Ljubljana
SLOVENIJASLOVENIA
Phone:01 4788 201+386 1 4788 201
01 4788 000+386 1 4788 000
Email:gp.mzi@gov.si

2   Scheduled flights

2.1   General
2.1.1  International scheduled air transportation to and from Slovenian territory can be carried out in accordance with the Air Transport Agreement concluded between the Republic of Slovenia and the State of origin of the airline concerned.
If not otherwise specified in the Air Transport Agreement, the time tables shall be submitted for approval to the address given in item 2.1.2 at least 30 days before the beginning of each IATA time table season. Any later modification shall be notified at least 3 working days prior to its introduction - unless a negative reply is received 24 hours prior to the flight, permission is deemed to be granted.
2.1.2  The application must be submitted in written form by mail to the address:
Post:Ministrstvo za infrastrukturoMinistry of Infrastructure
Direktorat za letalski in pomorski prometDirectorate of Aviation and Maritime transport
Sektor za letalstvoAviation Division
Langusova 4Langusova 4
SI-1535 LjubljanaSI-1535 Ljubljana
SLOVENIJASLOVENIA
Phone:01 4788 201+386 1 4788 201
01 4788 000+386 1 4788 000
Fax:01 4788 147+386 1 4788 147
Email:gp.mzi@gov.si
2.1.3  The application must contain the following data:
  • operator's name and address including copy of the Air Operator's Certificate;
  • flight number, aircraft registration and type of aircraft;
  • departure and destination airport, ETD and ETA;
  • dates of flights and estimated time over exit/entry points;
  • certificate of insurance against third parties;
  • tariffs to be charged in connection with proposed services
Ministry of Infrastructure reserves the right to demand additional documentation.
2.2   Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft
2.2.1  Following documents are required upon landing at Slovenian airports:
  • two copies of cargo manifest;
2.2.2  General declaration and passenger manifest are not required.
2.2.3  Documents mentioned above must follow the ICAO standard format and are acceptable when furnished in English and completed in legible handwriting.

3   Non-scheduled flight

3.1   Procedures
3.1.1  Non-scheduled commercial flights to Slovenia shall be performed under the provision of the Special Permission for carrying out non-scheduled international public air services.
3.1.2  The application for issuing permission to foreign operators for carrying out non-scheduled commercial air services shall be submitted to the address mentioned below within the following terms, prior to the beginning of the flights:
  1. For individual flights (up to four flights within two months) - at least 3 working days before first flight,
  2. For series of flights (more than four flights to be operated within 2 months) - at least 20 working days before the first flight,
Post:Ministrstvo za infrastrukturoMinistry of Infrastructure
Direktorat za letalski in pomorski prometDirectorate of Aviation and Maritime transport
Sektor za letalstvoAviation Division
Langusova 4Langusova 4
SI-1535 LjubljanaSI-1535 Ljubljana
SLOVENIJASLOVENIA
Phone:01 4788 201+386 1 4788 201
01 4788 000+386 1 4788 000
051 372 312 (weekend and public holidays) *+386 51 372 312 (weekend and public holidays) *
Fax:01 4788 147+386 1 4788 147
Email:gp.mzi@gov.si
* (from Friday 15.00 LT to Monday 09.00 LT and public holidays)
3.1.3  The application for issuing permission must contain the following data:
  • operator's name and address including copy of Air Operator' Certificate;
  • name and address of the charterer;
  • flight number, aircraft registration and type of aircraft;
  • available seats on the aircraft;
  • departure and destination airport, ETD and ETA;
  • date of flights and estimated time over exit/entry points;
  • certificate of insurance against third parties;
  • purpose and kind of charter flight;
  • copy of the charter agreement or the indication of the charter fee;
  • declaration of reciprocity in cases where situation regarding reciprocal rights to Slovenian carriers has not already been cleared
Ministry of Infrastructure reserves the right to demand additional documentation.
3.2   Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft
3.2.1  Following documents are required upon landing at Slovenian airports:
  • two copies of cargo manifest;
3.2.2  General declaration and passenger manifest are not required.
3.2.3  Documents mentioned above must follow the ICAO standard format and are acceptable when furnished in English and completed in legible handwriting.

4   private and other international general aviation flights

4.1   Advance notification
4.1.1  No prior announcement is needed for aircraft with MAX TKOF WT under 12 tons (light wake turbulence category) landing or departing from Slovenian international airports. However the flight plan for such a flight shall be submitted to ATS of Slovenia at least one hour prior to the flight or at least two hours prior to entering Slovenian airspace.
4.1.2  Foreign sports and tourists aircraft may fly along the routes and airports which are not authorized for international traffic, on condition that the first landing and the last take-off before leaving the Slovenian territory is carried out from an international airport. Notification of such flights shall be done in the way as mentioned in item 4.1.1
4.1.3  The operation of private/business flights and other aircraft exceeding MAX TKOF WT of 12 tons.
For these flights the application for issuing permission should be submitted to the address mentioned in item 3.1.2a. The application shall comprise the following data:
  • operator's name and address;
  • aircraft registration and type of aircraft;
  • departure and destination airport, ETD and ETA;
  • dates of flights and estimated time over exit/entry points;
  • certificate of insurance against third parties;
Ministry of Infrastructure reserves the right to demand additional documentation.
4.2   Documentary requirements for clearance of aircraft
4.2.1  No documents, in addition to those mentioned under 2.2
4.3   Flying of ultralight aircraft
In accordance with the Rules on ultralight aircraft (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, [Uradni list RS], No. 49/16, 52/16 and 32/18) the aircraft may fly in the airspace of the Republic of Slovenia in accordance with the regulations governing aircraft flight rules, whereby the lowest safe altitude which ensures a successful landing in the event of engine failure must be ensured.
The aircraft may fly within a period from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset if the conditions for visual flight rules (VFR) are fulfilled.
Noise caused by the powered aircraft when flying 300 metres above the surface of the earth (QFE) at full power and maximum horizontal speed must not exceed 65 dB or 78 dB for a gyroplane, as measured from the ground, unless a different value is determined by the regulations on aircraft noise.
Flying over specific areas that are declared off-limits or conditionally off-limits pursuant to the law is prohibited.
The aircraft may fly in airspace of class G and E as published in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) of the Republic of Slovenia.
The pilot must plan a flight, so that they can land safely in the event of engine failure. The flying and landing properties of ultralight aircraft are designed in such a way that engine failure resulting in partial or complete loss of engine power is an acceptable safety risk. Such engine failure is an expected event that must be anticipated when planning a flight.
4.3.1  Flying of ultralight aircraft in controlled airspace
The competent air traffic service may, in exceptional circumstances, permit flying of ultralight aircraft in the controlled airspace, if exceptional occurrences, during flight in accordance with the regulations governing aircraft flights, are in place.
Flying of ultralight aircraft in controlled airspace is permitted in case of the following types of flights:
  1. at air shows, provided that the aircraft is equipped with an appropriate radio station;
  2. in the control zone (CTR) of an airport at which the flying of aircraft is regulated in an approved manner and which has conditions for safe flying if the landing speed of the aircraft is at least 38 knots, and on the condition that the aircraft is equipped with an appropriate radio station and a transponder, and that the pilot is authorised to fly in controlled airspace or has a private or sport pilot’s licence (LAPL or PPL) or a licence of a higher category issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011; a transponder is not necessary for flying within the airport zone if this is envisaged in the approved procedures for safe take-off and landing at a certain airport;
  3. in other parts of controlled airspace, if the speed of the aircraft exceeds 76 knots and on the condition that the aircraft is equipped with an appropriate radio station and a transponder if a transponder is required by the class of airspace, and the pilot is authorised to fly in controlled airspace or has a private or sport pilot’s licence (LAPL or PPL) or a licence of a higher category issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
The air traffic services provider shall also reject a flight plan if the traffic conditions, air traffic flow or obligations in respect of surveillance of the airspace of the Republic of Slovenia and the external borders of the European Union do not enable the safe performance of a flight of an ultralight or any other aircraft.
Prior to the flight in controlled airspace, a flight plan shall be submitted by the pilot to the competent air navigation services provider. Air navigation services provider shall reject a flight plan and a flight in controlled airspace if the traffic situation in the airspace of the intended flight does not ensure safe performance of the flight.
Notwithstanding the above, pilot training in controlled airspace is permitted if the following conditions are fulfilled:
  • the aircraft flight instructor holds an authorisation for flying in the controlled airspace or at least a private pilot licence (LAPL or PPL) in accordance with Regulation 1178/2011/EU, with the type rating for the aircraft,
  • the aircraft meets the conditions regarding the equipment,
  • competent air traffic services provider has not rejected the flight plan.
4.3.2  International flights
A permit to fly an aircraft issued pursuant to the Rules on ultralight aircraft (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, [Uradni list RS], No. 49/16, 52/16 and 32/18) shall only apply for flying in the Republic of Slovenia.
For flying in another country, the permission or consent of the competent authorities of the country where the aircraft is headed and of any other country it intends to overfly shall be obtained.
International flight shall be performed to/from an airport or airports open to international air traffic and in accordance with the requirements if the flight shall be performed in controlled airspace. Entry into the airspace of another country shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of the country entered unless otherwise provided for by an international treaty or agreement between the competent air navigation services of the countries concerned.
A flight within the Schengen area may be performed to/from any airport intended for domestic flights provided that the conditions regarding entry into the airspace of another country are fulfilled.
4.3.3  Flying of foreign registered ultralight aircraft
Foreign aircraft may fly in Slovenian airspace on the basis of a flight plan, in which the UL (ultralight) abbreviation is given in the notes, if the following conditions are met:
  1. a foreign aircraft has a permit to fly within the meaning of Article 24 of these Rules or another relevant document issued by a competent authority of another country for flying the aircraft in that country;
  2. a foreign aircraft pilot holds a valid pilot's licence for such a type of aircraft and the airspace where they intend to fly issued by a competent authority of the country of aircraft registration, or an appropriate document by which the competent authority of the country of registration of the aircraft has acknowledged the licence of the pilot of the aircraft issued in accordance with these Rules, and meets the health conditions for exercising the privileges of that licence;
  3. a foreign aircraft has a compulsory insurance certificate that is applicable in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia;
  4. a foreign aircraft meets the conditions regarding noise emissions referred to in paragraph three of Article 7 of these Rules;
  5. a foreign aircraft has a permit for the operation of a radio station if it is installed in the aircraft;
  6. a foreign aircraft and its pilot meet the conditions referred to in Articles 31 to 35 of these Rules;
  7. a foreign aircraft pilot's license must include the privilege for radiotelephony and language authorisation in English or Slovene.

5   Public health measures applied to aircraft

5.1  No public health measures are required to be carried out in respect of aircraft entering Slovenia
5.2  Aircraft arriving from the region of yellow fever, plague, dengue, malaria may land at any international aerodrome in Slovenia provided that the aircraft has been disinsected approximately thirty (30) minutes before arrival at the aerodrome. This action must be properly recorded in the Health Section of the general Declaration. The insecticide to be used has to correspond to the WHO assessment criteria. If, in special circumstances, a second spraying of the aircraft to be carried out on the ground is deemed necessary by public health authorities, passengers and crew are permitted to disembark beforehand.
5.3  Aircraft arriving from the region where an outbreak of yellow fever, plague, dengue, malaria is, may land at Brnik International aerodrome in Slovenia provided that the aircraft has been disinsected approximately thirty (30) minutes before arrival at the aerodrome. This action must be properly recorded in the Health Section of the general Declaration. The insecticide to be used has to correspond to the WHO assessment criteria. If, in special circumstances, a second spraying of the aircraft to be carried out on the ground is deemed necessary by public health authorities, passengers and crew are permitted to disembark beforehand.
5.4  In accordance with the requirements of International Health Regulation the designated point of entry of the Republic of Slovenia in case of the occurrence of communicable disease on board of an aircraft arriving to the territory of the Republic of Slovenia is airport LJUBLJANA/BRNIK.

6   Diplomatic clearance for foreign state aircraft

6.1  Application for issuing a Diplomatic Clearance for foreign State Aircraft shall be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.
Post:Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve
Konzularni sektor
Prešernova 25
SI-1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Department Presernova 25 SI-1000 Ljubljana SLOVENIA
Phone:01 4782 000+386 1 4782 000
01 4782 305+386 1 4782 305
01 4782 219 vsak dan 07:00-19:00 (06:00-18:00)+386 1 4782 219 daily 07:00-19:00 (06:00-18:00)
Fax:01 4782 316+386 1 4782 316
Email:preleti.mzz@gov.si
URL:http://www.mzz.gov.si
6.2  Application for issuing a Diplomatic Clearance for foreign State Aircraft shall be submitted 5 days prior to the entrance into Slovenian airspace and/or landing at Slovenian aerodromes and must contain following data:

7   Exceptions

Nothing in the above mentioned procedures will be applied necessarily to flights in following categories:
The above mentioned flights will be accepted subject to prior notification by submission of flight plan.

8   Validity of the issued permission and flight clearance

Issued permission or flight clearance is valid for 24 hours, starting from the estimated time of entry into Slovenian airspace, or from ETD.