GEN 3   Services

GEN 3.1  Aeronautical information services

1   Responsible service

The Aeronautical Information Service, which forms part of Slovenia Control, Ltd., ensures the flow of information necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international and national air navigation within the area of its responsibility as indicated under GEN 3.1.2 below.
AIS consists of AIS Headquarter, International NOTAM office, Aeronautical Information Publication Department (AIP), COM centre and Centralised AIS Units (ARO SLOVENIA), established at international aerodromes as listed under paragraph GEN 3.1.5.
1.1   AIS Headquarter
Post:Kontrola zračnega prometa Slovenije, d.o.o.
Sektor letalskih informacij (AIS)
Zgornji Brnik 130n
SI-4210 Brnik-aerodrom
SLOVENIJA
Slovenia Control, Ltd. Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) Zgornji Brnik 130n SI-4210 Brnik-aerodrom SLOVENIA
Phone:04 2040 370+386 4 2040 370
Fax:04 2040 095+386 4 2040 095
AFS:LJLAYNYX
URL:http://www.sloveniacontrol.si
1.2   International NOTAM office (NOF)
Post:Kontrola zračnega prometa Slovenije, d.o.o.
Sektor letalskih informacij (AIS)
Mednarodna NOTAM služba
Zgornji Brnik 130n
SI-4210 Brnik-aerodrom
SLOVENIJA
Slovenia Control, Ltd. Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) NOTAM office Zgornji Brnik 130n SI-4210 Brnik-aerodrom SLOVENIA
Phone:04 2040 360+386 4 2040 360
Fax:04 2040 095+386 4 2040 095
AFS:LJLAYNYX
Email:notam@sloveniacontrol.si
URL:http://www.sloveniacontrol.si
The service is provided in accordance with ICAO Annex 15 (Aeronautical Information Services).
Working hours of International NOTAM Office are H24
1.3   Aeronautical Information Publication Department
Post:Kontrola zračnega prometa Slovenije, d.o.o.
Sektor letalskih informacij (AIS)
Služba zrakoplovnih publikacij (AIP)
Zgornji Brnik 130n
SI-4210 Brnik-aerodrom
SLOVENIJA
Slovenia Control, Ltd. Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) AIP Department Zgornji Brnik 130n SI-4210 Brnik-aerodrom SLOVENIA
Phone:04 2040 366+386 4 2040 366
04 2040 365+386 4 2040 365
Fax:04 2040 095+386 4 2040 095
Email:aip@sloveniacontrol.si
URL:http://www.sloveniacontrol.si

2   Area of responsibility

The Aeronautical Information Service of Slovenia is responsible for the collection and dissemination of information for the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia (LJUBLJANA FIR).

3   Aeronautical publications

3.1  The aeronautical information is provided in the form of the aeronautical information products consisting of the following elements:
  • Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP);
  • Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT);
  • Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP);
  • NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB);
  • Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC); and
  • Checklists and List of valid NOTAM.
NOTAM are issued via the Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS-AFTN), related monthly Checklists is published on the company's web site, while PIB are made available at Aerodrome Reporting Office (ARO) units. All other elements of the package are distributed by mail.
3.2   Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
The AIP is the basic aviation document intended primarily to satisfy international requirements for the exchange of permanent aeronautical information and long duration temporary changes essential for air navigation.
The AIP is published in one volume and English language only.
AIP Slovenia is also available in electronic form as HTML, XML and PDF format.
3.3   Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT)
Amendments to the AIP are made by means of replacement sheets. Two types of Amendments are produced:
  • Regular AIP Amendment (AIP AMDT) identified by a light blue cover sheet. This type of AMDT incorporates permanent changes, which has been previously published by NOTAM or in certain cases by AIP SUP or AIC, as well as minor editorial changes. Publication date is indicated on the cover sheet.
  • AIRAC AIP Amendment (AIRAC AIP AMDT) is identified by a pink cover sheet and the acronym AIRAC. These amendments incorporates operationally significant information of a permanent nature, which will become effective later at a specified date in accordance with the AIRAC system (see GEN 3.1.4)
These AIRAC AMDT are therefore to be inserted into the AIP at the specified date (AIRAC EFFECTIVE DATE).
A brief description of the subjects affected by the amendment is given on the AIP Amendment cover sheet. New information included on the reprinted AIP pages is annotated or identified by a vertical line in the left margin of the change/addition.
Each AIP page and each AIP replacement page introduced by an amendment, including the amendment cover sheet, are dated. The date consist of the day, month (by name) and year of the publication date (regular AIP  AMDT) or of the AIRAC effective date (AIRAC AIP AMDT) of the information. Each AIP Amendment cover sheet includes references to the serial number of those elements (NOTAM, AIC, AIP SUP), if any, of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package which have been incorporated in the AIP by the amendment and consequently cancelled.
Each AIP AMDT and each AIRAC AIP AMDT are allocated separate serial numbers which are consecutive. The year, indicated by two digits, is a part of the serial number of the amendment, e.g. AIP AMDT 001/2013; AIRAC AIP AMDT 001/2013.
A checklist of AIP pages containing page number/chart title and the publication or effective date (day, month by name and year) of the information is reissued with each amendment and is an integral part of the AIP.
3.4   Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP)
Temporary changes of long duration (three months and longer) and information of short duration which consist of extensive text and/or graphics, supplementing the permanent information contained in the AIP, are published as AIP Supplements (AIP SUP). Operationally significant temporary changes to the AIP are published in accordance with the AIRAC system and its established effective dates and are identified clearly by the acronym AIRAC  AIP SUP and pink cover sheet.
AIP Supplements are separated by information subject (General - GEN, En-route - ENR and Aerodromes - AD) and are placed accordingly at the beginning of each AIP Part. Supplements are published on yellow paper (regular AIP SUP) to be conspicuous and to stand out from the rest of the AIP. Each AIP Supplement (regular or AIRAC) is allocated a serial number which is consecutive and based on the calendar year, i.e. AIP SUP 001/2013; AIRAC AIP SUP 001/2013.
An AIP Supplement is kept in the AIP as long as all or some of its contents remain valid. The period of validity of the information contained in the AIP Supplement will normally be given in the supplement itself. Alternatively, NOTAM may be used to indicate changes to the period of validity or cancellation of the supplement.
The checklist of AIP Supplements currently in force is issued in the monthly printed plain-language summary of NOTAM in force.
3.5   NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)
NOTAM contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely knowledge of which is essential for personnel concerned with flight operations. NOTAM are originated and issued for LJUBLJANA FIR and are distributed in four series identified by the letters A, B, C and S:
  • Series A - International distribution
General rules, en-route navigation and communication facilities, airspace reservations and navigation warnings, information concerning major international aerodromes: LJUBLJANA/BRNIK, MARIBOR/OREHOVA VAS and PORTOROZ/SECOVLJE
  • Series B - International distribution
Information on navigation warnings other than those classified for Series A and information concerning other international and national IFR and VFR aerodromes.
  • Series C - National distribution only (Slovenian language only)
All NOTAM issued in series A and B translated into Slovenian language.
  • Series S - SNOWTAM* - international distribution from AD LJUBLJANA/BRNIK and AD MARIBOR/OREHOVA VAS
* This Series comprises information concerning the presence or removal of hazardous conditions due to snow, ice, slush or standing water associated with these conditions on the movement areas. SNOWTAM are prepared in accordance with ICAO Annex 15, Appendix 2, and are issued by the individual aerodrome directly, with separate serial numbers. Details are given in the Snow Plan in the Aerodrome Part (AD).
Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB), which contain a recapitulation of current NOTAM and other information of urgent character for the operator/flight crews, are available at the aerodrome ARO office. The extent of the information contained in the PIB is indicated under GEN 3.1.5 of this subsection.
3.6   Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC)
The Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) contain information on the long-term forecast of any major change in legislation, regulations, procedures or facilities; information of a purely explanatory or advisory nature liable to affect flight safety; and information or notification of an explanatory or advisory nature concerning technical, legislative or purely administrative matters. AICs are divided by subject and are issued in two series (A and B).
  • Series A contains information affecting international civil aviation and is given international distribution
  • Series B contains information affecting national aviation only and is given national distribution
Each AIC is numbered consecutively within each series on a calendar year basis. The year, indicated by two digits, is a part of the serial number of the AIC, e.g. AIC A 001/2013; AIC B 001/2013. A checklist of AIC currently in force is issued as an AIC once a year.
3.7   Checklist and NOTAM summary
A Checklist of valid NOTAM is issued monthly via AFS. NOTAM summary is available at any time on the web (http://www.sloveniacontrol.si) and contains a presentation of all valid NOTAM and information about the number of the latest issued AIP AMDT, AIRAC AIP AMDT, AIP SUP, AIRAC AIP SUP and AIC as well as the numbers of the elements issued under the AIRAC that will become effective or, if none, the NIL AIRAC notification.
3.8   Sale of publications
The Aeronautical Information Publications can be obtained from the Aeronautical Information Service. Purchase prices are published by AIC Series A.

4   AIRAC System

4.1  In order to control and regulate the operationally significant changes implying amendments to charts, route-manuals etc., such changes, whenever possible will be issued at predetermined dates according to the AIRAC System. Whenever possible this type of information will be published as an AIRAC AIP AMDT or an AIRAC AIP SUP. If an AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP cannot be produced due to lack of time NOTAM clearly marked AIRAC will be issued. Such NOTAM will immediately be followed by an AIP AMDT or SUP.
4.2  The table below indicates AIRAC effective dates for the coming years.
AIRAC information will be issued so that the information will be received by the user not later than 28 days before the effective date, for major changes not later than 56 days before the effective date. At AIRAC effective date, a Trigger NOTAM will be issued giving a brief description of the contents, effective date and the reference number of the AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP that will become effective on that date. Trigger NOTAM will remain in force as a reminder in the PIB for 14 days after the effective date.
If no information was submitted for publication at the AIRAC date, a NIL notification will be issued by NOTAM not later than one AIRAC cycle before the AIRAC effective date concerned.
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03 JAN02 JAN28 JAN27 JAN
31 JAN30 JAN25 FEB24 FEB
28 FEB27 FEB25 MAR24 MAR
28 MAR26 MAR22 APR21 APR
25 APR23 APR20 MAY19 MAY
23 MAY21 MAY17 JUN16 JUN
20 JUN18 JUN15 JUL14 JUL
18 JUL16 JUL12 AUG11 AUG
15 AUG13 AUG09 SEP08 SEP
12 SEP10 SEP07 OCT06 OCT
10 OCT08 OCT04 NOV03 NOV
07 NOV05 NOV02 DEC01 DEC
05 DEC03 DEC30 DEC29 DEC
31 DEC

5   Pre-flight information service at aerodromes/HELIPORTS

5.1   Coverage
Pre-light Information Service is provided by Centralised AIS unit (ARO SLOVENIA) at each of the international airports LJUBLJANA/BRNIK, MARIBOR/OREHOVA VAS and PORTOROZ/SECOVLJE, with documents from:
AirportCoverage
LJUBLJANA/BRNIK
LJLJ
ECAC Area States
MARIBOR/OREHOVA VAS
LJMB
ECAC Area States
PORTOROZ/SECOVLJE
LJPZ
ECAC Area States
5.2   Operational hours
Operational hours of ARO SLOVENIA is H24.

6   Electronic terrain and obstacle data

Air navigation obstacle and terrain data sets may be obtained from:
Post:Geodetski inštitut Slovenije
Jamova cesta 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Geodetic institute of Slovenia
Jamova cesta 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA
Phone:01 2002 900+386 1 2002 900
Fax:01 4250 677+386 1 4250 677
Email:etod@gis.si
URL:http://www.gis.si/en
Operational hours of Geodetic institute of Slovenia are 07:00 - 13:00 (06:00 - 12:00).
The electronic terrain and obstacle datasets are provided in ASCII file format (terrain) and ESRI Shapefile (obstacles) for the following:
  • Area 1;
  • Area 2, 3 and 4 for Ljubljana Aerodrome (LJLJ)
The authorisation for the use of the requested Electronic terrain and obstacle data has to be obtained. Requesting party shall address to the Ministry of Infrastructure request for the data with the statement regarding the intended use of the data.
Post:Ministrstvo za infrastrukturo
Direktorat za letalski in pomorski promet
Sektor za letalstvo
Langusova 4
SI-1535 Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Ministry of Infrastructure Directorate of Aviation and Maritime transport Aviation Division Langusova 4 SI-1535 Ljubljana SLOVENIA
Phone:01 4788 201+386 1 4788 201
Fax:01 4788 147+386 1 4788 147
Email:gp.mzi@gov.si
URL:http://www.mzi.gov.si