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ENR 1  GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURES


ENR 1.1  GENERAL RULES

1.1.1  Applicable documents

The air traffic rules and procedures applicable to air traffic in the Slovak Republic territory conform to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 and No 1185/2016, ED Decision 2013/013/R, ICAO Annex 2, Annex 11, Doc 4444, except for the differences listed in GEN 1.7 and in accordance with national directives L 2, L 11, L 4444.

1.1.2  Minimum levels

Minimum heights for VFR flights see para. ENR 1.2.1.5 and minimum levels for IFR flights see para. ENR 1.3.1.2.

1.1.3  Cruising levels

Cruising levels for VFR flights see para. ENR 1.2.1.4 and cruising levels for IFR flights see para. ENR 1.3.1.5.

1.1.4 Flights crossing the state boundary within BRATISLAVA CTA (see subsection ENR 2.1) must be conducted using routes, unless special permission has been granted by the Transport Authority or otherwise cleared by the appropriate ATC unit.

1.1.5  Flight clearance s

1.1.5.1 Clearances issued by ATC units shall provide separation:
  1. between IFR flights in airspace classes C and D,

  2. between IFR flights and VFR flights in airspace class C,

  3. between IFR flights and special VFR flights,

  4. between special VFR flights.

1.1.5.2 Air traffic control clearances shall be based solely on the requirements for providing air traffic control service.
1.1.5.3 Operation subject to clearance
  1. An air traffic control clearance shall be obtained prior to operating a controlled flight or a portion of a flight as a controlled flight. Such clearance shall be requested through the submission of a flight plan to an ATC unit.

  2. The pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall inform ATC unit if an air traffic control clearance is not satisfactory. In such case, ATC unit will issue an amended clearance, if practicable.

  3. Whenever an aircraft has requested a clearance involving priority, a report explaining the necessity for such priority shall be submitted, if requested by the appropriate ATC unit.

  4. Potential reclearance in flight

    If, prior to departure, it is anticipated that, depending on fuel endurance and subject to reclearance in flight, a decision may be taken to proceed to a revised destination aerodrome, the appropriate ATC units shall be so notified by the insertion in the flight plan of information concerning the revised route (where known) and the revised destination aerodrome (item 18 FPL, for example RIF/LZKZ).

  5. An aircraft operated on a controlled aerodrome shall not taxi on the maneuvering area without clearance from the aerodrome control tower and shall comply with any instructions given by that unit.

1.1.5.4 Contents of clearances

An air traffic control clearance shall indicate:

  1. aircraft identification as shown in the flight plan,

  2. clearance limit,

  3. route of flight,

    Note: The flight route, when it is identical with the route inserted into FPL, will not be indicated in en-route air traffic control clearance.

  4. level(s) of flight for the entire route or part thereof and changes of levels if required,

  5. any necessary instructions or information on other matters as approach or departure maneuvers, communications and the time of expiry of the clearance.

1.1.6  Arriving flights and overflights of CTR/TMA from uncontrolled airspace

Pilots of aircraft entering CTR/TMA shall establish two-way radio contact on appropriate FREQ of TWR or APP, according to which area of responsibility are expecting to enter, at least 3 minutes before entering and pass following flight data:

  1. aircraft identification,

  2. actual position and level,

  3. confirmation of ATIS information and QNH for an aerodrome for which ATIS information is transmitted,

  4. request for a flight clearance for flights with filed flight plan or request for submission of limited information of a flight plan according to para. ENR 1.10.1.1.5.

Example:
OM ABC, DUBOVÁ 1 200 FEET, INFORMATION GOLF QNH 1014, REQUEST CTR ENTRY CLEARANCE ACCORDING TO FLIGHT PLAN.

or

OM ABC, DUBOVÁ 1 200 FEET, INFORMATION GOLF QNH 1014, REQUEST FLIGHT PLAN SUBMISSION.

Note: In case pilots of helicopters of AIR-TRANSPORT EUROPE, spol. s r.o. and Air Department of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic are unable to comply with required time frame, they may pass data just prior entering CTR/TMA.

1.1.7  Departing flights

For departures see subsection AD 2.22 for each aerodrome.

1.1.8  Flights in uncontrolled airspace

1.1.8.1 General

For flight in uncontrolled airspace see also subsections AIP S. R. GEN 1.5 Aircraft Instruments, Equipment and Flight Documents, ENR 1.1 General Rules, ENR 1.2 Visual Flight Rules, ENR 1.3 Instrument Flight Rules, ENR 1.4 ATS airspace classification and ENR 1.10 Flight Planning. For aerodrome information see part AD (AIP S. R., VOL II. and III.).

Note: For conditions of use of controlled aerodromes outside of OPR HR and at the uncontrolled aerodrome see part AD (AIP S. R., VOL II. and III.) where conditions of services offered and procedures to be applied are described. These conditions and procedures shall be complied by pilots and ATS unit is not looking over whether these conditions and procedures are adhered.

1.1.8.1.1 Flight information service and alerting service
1.1.8.1.1.1 Flight information service means a service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights. Bratislava FIC unit is providing flight information service on request. For scope of flight information service see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012, SERA.9005.
1.1.8.1.1.2 Alerting service shall be provided in so far as practicable to all aircraft having filed a flight plan or otherwise known to the air traffic services. Alerting service related to flight plan is provided to flights for which the flight plan has been submitted based on departure report (see para ENR 1.10.4).

Alerting service for a flight without flight plan will be provided when state of an emergency occurs or when the operating efficiency of the aircraft has been impaired and should influence the safety or it is otherwise known that such service is requested or needed.

In that case pilot of the aircraft shall report to Bratislava FIC unit:

  1. aircraft identification and aircraft type,

  2. position,

  3. nature of an emergency and intentions.

If circumstances allow pilot shall as soon as practicable report:

  1. departure aerodrome or operating site,

  2. route to be followed,

  3. destination aerodrome or operating site,

  4. estimated time of arrival,

  5. number of persons on board and fuel endurance.

If pilot will not report the end of state of an emergency or solving the problem, or in case of loss of radio contact, report of arrival shall as soon as practicable be submitted to Bratislava FIC unit according to para. ENR 1.10.5.5. Bratislava FIC unit will declare an emergency phase according to ICAO Annex 11.

1.1.8.1.2 Pilots crossing the state boundary performing flight in uncontrolled airspace is before entering or leaving BRATISLAVA FIR are advised to establish two-way radio contact with Bratislava FIC unit and pass data according to availability:
  1. aircraft identification,

  2. aircraft type,

  3. departure aerodrome or operating site,

  4. actual position and level,

  5. to/from BRATISLAVA FIR entry/exit point with estimated time.

1.1.8.2 Uncontrolled aerodromes

ATZ is established in the Slovak Republic on aerodromes where neither air traffic control service is provided or outside ATC unit OPR HR. It is specified by a horizontal circle with radius of 3 NM and with its center at ARP, extending vertically from the surface of the ground up to 4 000 ft AMSL. If any airspace class C or D, prohibited (P), restricted (R), danger (D), Temporary Segregated Area (TSA), Temporary Reserved Airspace (TRA) protrude into an ATZ airspace defined as mentioned above, the boundaries of such ATZ are formed by the external boundaries of these airspaces during the period of their activation.

1.1.8.2.1 Pilot of the aircraft equipped with radio station within ATZ is obliged to transmit on appropriate frequency information published according to para. ENR 1.1.8.2.1.1 - ENR 1.1.8.2.1.4. Pilots of the aircraft equipped with radio station are emphatically advised to listen to the appropriate frequency when operating within an ATZ.
1.1.8.2.1.1 When arriving to an aerodrome:
  1. aircraft identification and aircraft type,

  2. departure aerodrome (if not identical with destination aerodrome),

  3. ATZ entry point and/or the aerodrome traffic circuit entry point,

  4. positions in aerodrome traffic circuit according to para. ENR 1.1.8.2.1.4.

1.1.8.2.1.2 When departing from an aerodrome:
  1. aircraft identification and aircraft type,

  2. taxi initiation,

  3. entering the runway,

  4. rolling,

  5. positions in aerodrome traffic circuit according to para. ENR 1.1.8.2.1.4,

  6. ATZ exit point.

1.1.8.2.1.3 When crossing the ATZ:
  1. aircraft identification and aircraft type,

  2. location and altitude of estimated ATZ entry and exit point and QNH,

  3. distance, true bearing from the aerodrome, track and altitude within ATZ.

1.1.8.2.1.4 Positions in aerodrome traffic circuit

1.1.8.2.2 Vertical position of the aircraft within ATZ is expressed according to para. ENR 1.7.3.2.
1.1.8.2.3 CTAF for given ATZ is determined for use by all aircraft stations and/or CTAF operator with the aim of enabling the cooperation and coordination of activities within ATZ. This communication relates to take-offs, landings, maneuvering area operations, operations within ATZ. Pilot’s intention or actual activity is transmitted as information for all other users.
1.1.8.2.4 All aircraft stations transmissions on CTAF frequency begin with the name of location followed by the word “TRAFFIC“ or “PREVÁDZKA“. Information published in para. ENR 1.1.8.2.1.1 - ENR 1.1.8.2.1.3 must be transmitted also in case of loss of radio contact or failing to establish contact - transmitting blind.
1.1.8.2.5 For the purpose to increase situation awareness of pilots involved in aerodrome traffic during a complex traffic, it is possible to establish at aerodrome a post of aeronautical mobile station operator (further on referred to as "CTAF operator").
1.1.8.2.6 The extent of information transmitted by the CTAF operator is:
  1. preferred RWY in use,

  2. wind direction and speed,

  3. area/aerodrome QNH (see para. ENR 1.7.3.2),

  4. information about known aerodrome traffic,

  5. any other useful information.

Note: Information transmitted by CTAF operator is only informatory and does not relieve pilot-in-command of an aircraft of any responsibilities. The pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall have final authority as to the disposition of the aircraft while in command.

Example:
Pilot: “DUBNICA TRAFFIC, OM ABC ON FINAL RWY 23, LANDING“.
CTAF Operator: “OM ABC, DUBNICA TRAFFIC, QNH 1010, WIND 050°, 5 KNOTS“.

1.1.9  Special operations

1.1.9.1 Formation flights
1.1.9.1.1 Aircraft shall not be flown in formation except by pre-arrangement among pilots-in-command of the aircraft taking part in the flight and, for formation flight in controlled airspace in accordance with the following conditions prescribed by Transport Authority:
  1. one of the pilots-in-command shall be designated as the flight leader;

  2. the formation operates as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting,

  3. separation between aircraft in the flight shall be the responsibility of the flight leader and the pilots-in-command of the other aircraft in the flight and shall include periods of transition when aircraft are maneuvering to attain their own separation within the formation and during join-up and breakaway,

  4. distance not exceeding 0,5 NM (1 km) laterally and longitudally and 100 ft (30 m) vertically from the flight leader shall be maintained by each aircraft.

1.1.9.1.2 Formation flights of aircraft are not approved within RVSM airspace (between FL 290 and FL 410 inclusive) in BRATISLAVA FIR.

Note: Except for formation flights of state aircraft.

1.1.9.1.3 Aircraft flying in formation shall be considered as a flight of one aircraft when ATS is provided while alerting service is provided to each aircraft in formation.
1.1.9.1.4 The flight leader when making initial contact with ATS unit shall report the number of the aircraft in formation by the following phrase: (call sign) PLUS (number of the rest of aircraft in formation) FORMATION FLIGHT.

EXAMPLE: 5 AIRCRAFT FORMATION OM ABC PLUS 4 FORMATION FLIGHT.

1.1.9.1.5 In case of breakaway of the formation, the flight leader has to report this fact to ATS unit. In this case ATS unit provides aircraft the flight information service, until standard separation is ensured. Radio contact with each aircraft is maintained according to its registration mark.
1.1.9.1.6 Assigned SSR code shall be switched on by flight leader only. Other aircraft of the formation shall set their transponders to “STANDBY“.
1.1.9.1.7 Minimum radar separation from formation flight or between formation flights is 10 NM.
1.1.9.1.8 In case of IFR formation flight, all aircraft in the formation have to be IFR equipped and crew of each aircraft shall be IFR qualified.
1.1.9.1.9 Any aircraft during formation flight is not allowed to transport paying passengers.
1.1.9.1.10 Commands or instructions to the flight leader shall be given in sufficient timing advance.
1.1.9.1.11 Take-offs and landings are carried out in a formation unless the formation leader requests to provide air traffic service separately for each aircraft in the formation when a formation flight is carried out within aerodrome traffic.
1.1.9.1.12 The flight leader is responsible for following intended route and flight will be performed so that each aircraft is continuously and adequately visible by other aircraft in formation.
1.1.9.1.13 The flight leader shall report to ATS unit any deviation from intended route with the aim that each aircraft is visible by other.
1.1.9.1.14 The flight leader is responsible for the pre-flight preparation of each member of the formation flight, he is obliged to set procedures to each member of formation for take-off, for flight through the clouds, during climbing or descending, approaching and landing. The flight leader has to report ATS unit the intended landing procedure as soon as practicable or during the final approach phase at the latest.
1.1.9.1.15 The flight leader is responsible for determination of an alternative way of communication in formation (e. g. visual signals).
1.1.9.1.16 The flight leader shall nominate at least one deputy formation leader.
1.1.9.1.17 Formation flights departing from controlled aerodromes are provided with advices and information for join-up, if necessary.
1.1.9.2 Dropping of objects and spraying

Dropping of objects or spraying from an aircraft in flight shall only be conducted in accordance with:

  1. Union legislation or, where applicable, national legislation for aircraft operations regulated by Member States;

  2. as indicated by any other relevant, advice and/or clearance from the appropriate air traffic services unit.

Dropping of objects and spraying is prohibited in the Slovak Republic. The Transport Authority may grant exemptions.

1.1.9.3 Aerobatic flights

Aerobatic flights shall only be carried out in accordance with:

  1. Union legislation or, where applicable, national legislation for aircraft operations regulated by Member States,

  2. as indicated by any other relevant, advice and/or clearance from the appropriate air traffic services unit.

Conditions are defined by the Transport Authority.

1.1.9.4 Towing and advertising flights

An aircraft or other object shall only be towed in accordance with:

  1. Union legislation or, where applicable, national legislation for aircraft operations regulated by Member States,

  2. As indicated by any other relevant, advice and/or clearance from the appropriate air traffic services unit.

Conditions are defined by the Transport Authority.

1.1.9.5 Unmanned free balloons

An unmanned free balloon shall be operated in such a manner as to minimize hazards to persons, property or other aircraft and in accordance with para. ENR 5.3.1.1 and conditions specified in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012, Appendix 2.

1.1.9.6 Parachuting

See Regulation of Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic No 4/2010 Pravidlá pre výsadkové činnosti.

1.1.9.7 Aerial photography

An operator planning to operate aerial photography flight within BRATISLAVA FIR shall request such a flight at least 3 working days before conducting the flight on e-mail address briefing@lps.sk providing following information:

  1. name of the operator,

  2. aircraft identification,

  3. aircraft type,

  4. departure aerodrome and destination aerodrome,

  5. day and time of flight,

  6. estimated activity duration,

  7. planned level/block of levels,

  8. graphic scheme of flight plotted on Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1 : 500 000 with numerical identification of turning points.

Note: These conditions do not apply for Open Sky flights.

1.1.10  Time and measuring system

See section GEN 2 Tables and Codes.

1.1.11  Special/emergency procedures

1.1.11.1 Procedures in the event of air-ground communications failure
1.1.11.1.1 In the event of air-ground communications failure in uncontrolled airspace in SSR transponder equipped aircraft it is anticipated that pilot of the aircraft will set transponder to code 7600.
1.1.11.1.2 As soon as it is known that two-way communication has failed, ATC shall maintain separation between the aircraft having the communication failure and other aircraft based on the assumption that the aircraft with communication failure will operate in accordance with para. ENR 1.1.11.1.3 and ENR 1.1.11.3.
1.1.11.1.3 Visual meteorological conditions (VMC)
1.1.11.1.3.1 An aircraft with communication failure in visual meteorological conditions shall:
  1. set transponder to code 7600,

  2. continue to fly in VMC,

  3. land at the nearest suitable aerodrome,

  4. report its arrival time by the most expeditious means to the appropriate ATC unit or

  5. if considered advisable, complete an IFR flight in accordance with para. ENR 1.1.11.1.4.

1.1.11.1.4 Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC)
1.1.11.1.4.1 An aircraft with communication failure in instrument meteorological conditions or when conditions are such that it does not appear likely that the pilot will complete the flight in accordance with para. ENR 1.1.11.1.3, shall:
  1. set transponder to code 7600,

  2. maintain the last assigned speed and level or minimum flight altitude if higher, for a period of 7 minutes following:

    1. the time the last assigned level or minimum flight altitude is reached or

    2. the time the transponder is set to code 7600 or the ADS-B transmitter is set to indicate the loss of air-ground communications or

    3. the aircraft's failure to report its position over a compulsory reporting point

    whichever is later and thereafter adjust level and speed in accordance with the filed flight plan,

  3. when being vectored or having been directed by ATC to proceed offset using RNAV without a specified limit, proceed in the most direct manner possible to rejoin the current flight plan route no later than the next significant point, taking into consideration the applicable minimum flight altitude,

  4. proceed according to the current flight plan route to the appropriate designated navigation aid or fix serving the destination aerodrome and when required to ensure compliance with para. ENR 1.1.11.1.4.1 e), hold over this aid or fix until commencement of descent,

    Note: Not applied for Žilina aerodrome, for local procedure see para. LZZI AD 2.22.5.2.

  5. commence descent from the navigation aid or fix specified in para. ENR 1.1.11.1.4.1 d) at or as close as possible to, the expected approach time last received and acknowledged or if no expected approach time has been received and acknowledged, at, or as close as possible to the estimated time of arrival resulting from the current flight plan,

    Note: Not applied for Žilina aerodrome, for local procedure see para. LZZI AD 2.22.5.2.

  6. complete a normal instrument approach procedure as specified for the designated navigation aid or fix and

  7. land, if possible, within 30 minutes after the estimated time of arrival specified in para. ENR 1.1.11.1.4.1 e) or the last acknowledged expected approach time, whichever is later.

Note: As evidenced by the meteorological conditions prescribed therein, para. ENR 1.1.11.1.3 relates to all controlled flights, whereas para. ENR 1.1.11.1.4 relates only to IFR flights.

1.1.11.1.5 The following radio navigation aids or holding fixes are designated on the Slovak Republic aerodromes for operation consistent with para. ENR 1.1.11.1.4.1 d):
  • Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik VOR JAN1)

  • Košice VOR KSC

  • Piešťany NDB PNY

  • Sliač VOR SLC

  • Poprad-Tatry ABRAG

  • Žilina NDB ZLA2)

Note: 1)See para. LZIB AD 2.22.5.

2)See para. LZZI AD 2.22.5.

1.1.11.2 Avoiding thunderclouds activity
1.1.11.2.1 When avoiding thunderclouds activity in controlled airspace pilot-in-command is obliged:
  1. to request an authorization from responsible ATC unit to change the route as soon as it is deemed necessary to avoid such a cloudiness,

  2. to report the approximate position of the thunderclouds activity, indicate the direction of the aircraft’s intended deviation (to the left or to the right) and the estimated maximum distance of the deviation route from the original route,

  3. after having obtained the clearance, to report the start of deviation, changes of the course during the deviation, return to the original route and reaching it.

1.1.11.3 Fuel dumping
1.1.11.3.1 When an aircraft operating within controlled airspace needs to dump fuel, the flight crew shall advise ATC unit. The ATC unit shall then co-ordinate with the flight crew the following:
  1. the route to be flown, if possible, clear of cities and towns, preferably over water and away from areas where thunderstorms have been reported or are expected,

  2. the level to be used, which should be not less than 9 000 ft (2 750 m) AMSL out of TMA and 6 000 ft (1 850 m) AMSL for flights in TMA and

  3. the duration of the fuel dumping.

1.1.11.3.2 Separation

Other known traffic should be separated from the aircraft dumping fuel by:

  1. horizontal separation by at least 10 NM from the aircraft dumping fuel, but not behind it,

  2. vertical separation by at least:

    1. 1 000 ft (300 m) if above the aircraft dumping fuel and

    2. 3 000 ft (900 m) if below the aircraft dumping fuel

    within 15 minutes flying time or a distance of 50 NM behind the aircraft dumping fuel.

Note: The horizontal boundaries of the area within which other traffic requires appropriate vertical separation extend for 10 NM either side of the track flown by the aircraft which is dumping fuel from 10 NM ahead to 50 NM or 15 minutes along track behind it (including turns).

1.1.11.3.3 Communications

If the aircraft crew will maintain radio silence during the fuel dumping operation, the frequency to be monitored by the flight crew and the time when radio silence will terminate should be agreed.

1.1.12  Use of the airspace of the Slovak Republic

1.1.12.1  Introduction
1.1.12.1.1 The airspace of the Slovak Republic is used in accordance with the Act No 143/1998 Coll. as amended, with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005 of 23 December 2005 laying down common rules for the flexible use of airspace and with the Principles of Airspace Management of the Slovak Republic. The Principles of Airspace Management of the Slovak Republic are published on website of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic.
1.1.12.2 Airspace Management (ASM) in the Slovak Republic is applied in accordance with the documents as specified in para. ENR 1.1.12.1.1 above and with the strategy of ECAC states and their FUA concept. It is applied at three levels:
  1. strategic,

  2. pretactical,

  3. tactical.

1.1.12.2.1  Strategic ASM level

This level is carried out by the Permanent Interministerial Commission (hereinafter "Commission") consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, which performs the tasks referred to in Article 3 and 4 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005.

1.1.12.2.1.1 To fulfil these tasks the Commission cooperates with national and international partners and approves civil and military requirements by the form of negotiation with the aim of reaching consensus considering interests all of the Approved Agencies (hereinafter the "AA").

The Commission designates the Committee of the Permanent Interministerial Commission for preparation and submission of applicant's requirements for approval according to the Principles.

Postal address:

Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Námestie slobody 6
P. O. Box 100
810 05 BRATISLAVA
Slovak Republic

1.1.12.2.1.2  ASM priorities

The airspace management cell (hereinafter "AMC") is guided by the following priorities, which have been prepared by the Commission:

Priority No. 1: - prohibited areas, CTR/TMA, LZR315, LZR314, LZTRA01 and LZTRA02, permanent ATS routes in controlled airspace.

Priority No 1 is applied for FUA purposes solely on the basis of the Commission's decision.

Priority No 2: - AMC manageable areas for carrying out military operations and training of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic or the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

When AMC manageable area is to be allocated by priority No 2 the requirement of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic or the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic has priority, taking into account the requirements of other AA discussed at coordination meeting, except for requirements of foreign operators submitted by Bratislava ACC (based on the needs of ATFCM) when negotiations are governed by the rules set out in the AMC Unit Manual.

Priority No 3: - AMC manageable areas for the needs of other users than the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic or the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

Priority No 4: - conditional ATS routes (CDR).

Precedence over the priorities may be given by the Commission for the areas of interest in case, when an airspace user requests a reservation of the areas for the following activities:

  1. large-scale international military exercises;

  2. international and national competitions in sport flying.

Request for the Priority No 4 shall be submitted by the applicant to the Commission by 15th of March of given year or at least 6 months prior to required date of airspace reservation.

1.1.12.2.2  Pretactical ASM level

This level is performed by joint civil/military Airspace Management Cell of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter "AMC") in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005, Article 5. AMC collects requirements of AA for temporary allocation of airspaces identified at the strategic level, where restriction period does not exceed 24 hours and decides on the allocation in accordance with the rules set by the Commission based on prior agreement between military and civil part of AMC.

This level is managed the day before the day of the planned use of airspace (D-1). During this phase AMC after prior coordination and negotiation process with all AA processes and sends out AUP message.

Contact details:

AMC

TEL: +421/960/46 35 79, +421/45/532 18 17 (military)

+421/2/48 57 22 20 (civil)

Fax: +421/960/46 36 62

AFTN: LZSLYWYC

e-mail: amc@mil.sk

1.1.12.2.3  Tactical ASM level

This level is performed in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005, Article 6. In real time, responsible ATS units/military control units pass information on actual status of allocated airspace at pretactical level. AMC coordinates requests of individual AA and units on changes and, if necessary, sends out UUP message.

1.1.12.3  Airspaces reservation concept
1.1.12.3.1 Concept of airspaces reservation lies in the process of allocation of TSA, TRA, R areas and conditional routes by AMC one day before the day of planned activity (D-1). TSA, TRA and R areas can be identified in the AIP S. R. as AMC manageable areas. Other areas and conditional routes (CDR), which are not managed by AMC, can only be used in accordance with their publication in the AIP S. R. or by NOTAM messages.
1.1.12.3.1.1 The AMC according to the agreed procedure can allocate AMC manageable areas to AA on their request for the next day.
1.1.12.3.1.2 The planned activity and conditions for the use of AMC manageable areas are daily published in the AUP/UUP.
1.1.12.3.2 Activation time parameters of AMC manageable areas are defined as follows:

Published time of activity - the period of activation decided at strategic ASM level which covers the maximum possible activation time.

Planned time of activity - the time agreed at pretactical ASM level and published in AUP/UUP message; this shall not exceed published time of activity.

Real time of activity - the actual period of use of the area notified by its user; this shall not exceed planed time of activity published in AUP/UUP message.

1.1.12.4  Conditional Routes (CDR)

See para. ENR 3.1.2.

1.1.12.5  AA procedures for planning and use of the airspace
1.1.12.5.1 Following AA can submit requests to AMC for allocation of AMC manageable areas:
  1. on behalf of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic:

    1. Headquarters of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic,

    2. commanders of formations and units,

  2. on behalf of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic and the Headquarters of the Training and Support Forces:

    1. commanders of military training areas,

    2. commanders of formations and units, who are in command of training establishments,

  3. Letecké opravovne Trenčín, a. s.,

  4. Military Technical and Testing Institute Záhorie,

  5. Slovak National Aeroclub (SNA),

  6. Aviation Amateur Association (LAA),

  7. Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flights (SFUL),

  8. Air Department of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic,

  9. Transport Authority/Military Aviation State Administration Department,

  10. Bratislava ACC/FMP on behalf of national and foreign aircraft operators.

1.1.12.5.2  AA are requested to
  1. plan their operations well in advance in order to be able to submit a request for airspace allocation to AMC not later than 1100 UTC on the day before the day of the planned operations (D-1);

  2. in the day of planned activity the start, breaks, termination or cancellation of this activity shall be immediately notified to AMC.

The request shall consist of the following information:

  1. designation of AMC manageable airspace according to the AIP S. R.,

  2. date and time period of planned activity,

  3. lower and upper limit within which the operations will be executed.

1.1.12.5.2.1 AA submit their requests for airspace allocation to AMC by telephone, fax, AFTN or e-mail (see contact details in para. ENR 1.1.12.2.2).

Requests beyond publication in the AIP S. R. for the next calendar month shall be submitted to the AMC at least 7 days before the planned activity or directly at the coordination meeting. After the coordination the Transport Authority will make a decision on form of publication of this information. Coordination meetings schedule is available on website of the Transport Authority.

1.1.12.5.2.1.1 Request can be submitted in form of week's or month's schedule of the activity by post to the address:

VÚ 3030

AMC Zvolen

Borovianska cesta 1

960 01 Zvolen

Slovak Republic

This procedure does not relieve the applicant to respect para. ENR 1.1.12.5.2.

1.1.12.6  Airspace Use Plan (AUP) and Updated Airspace Use Plan (UUP)
1.1.12.6.1 Information on airspace allocation is disseminated by Airspace Use Plan (AUP) message one day before the day of planned activity (D-1). The AUP is published not later than 1400 UTC so as to cover the 24 hours period between 0600 UTC on the next day (D) and 0600 UTC the day after (D+1).
1.1.12.6.2 Cancellation or change in use of planned allocated airspaces published in current AUP on day before operations (D-1) made after 1400 UTC or on the day the activities are done (D) is disseminated by Updated Airspace Use Plan (UUP) message not later than 1 hour before the effect of the change.
1.1.12.6.3 Information on the actual use of airspace segregated for shooting from the air and ground-based facilities (LZR24, LZR28, LZR131A/B, LZR222, LZR223) can also be obtained from AMC, tel. number: +421/960/46 35 79 (+421/45/532 18 17).
1.1.12.6.4 The AMC distributes AUP/UUP via AFTN to ACC/FMP Bratislava and using the NMOC (Network Manager Operations Centre) software application to CADF/AME (Centralised Airspace Data Function of European Civil Aviation Conference states/ATM Message Exchange).

The AUPs/UUPs for AA are published daily by military part of AMC on webpage: http://www.vvzs.mil.sk/352/.