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GEN 1.2  ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF AIRCRAFT

1.2.1  Regulations concerning entry, transit and departure of civil aircraft on international flights

1.2.1.1 General information
1.2.1.1.1 All flights within the airspace of the Slovak Republic including landings and departures to/from the territory of the Slovak Republic shall be carried out in accordance with the law, rules and regulations valid in the Slovak Republic.
1.2.1.1.2 Landings and departures from/to abroad
1.2.1.1.2.1 Aircraft landing in or departing from the territory of the Slovak Republic to/from abroad within countries of Schengen area can make their initial landing or final take-off at any aerodrome without customs and passport services.
1.2.1.1.2.2 Aircraft landing in or departing from the territory of the Slovak Republic to/from abroad outside countries of Schengen area have to make their initial landing or final take-off at an international aerodrome with permanent customs and passport services during their operational hours or at an international aerodrome where customs and passport services are provided on prior request.
1.2.1.1.3 The international aerodromes in the Slovak Republic are with permanent customs and passport services during their operational hours or with customs and passport services provided on prior request.
1.2.1.1.3.1 The international aerodromes with permanent customs and passport services are:
  • BRATISLAVA/M. R. Štefánik

  • KOŠICE

  • POPRAD-Tatry

1.2.1.1.3.2 The international aerodromes with customs and passport services provided on prior request are:
  • PIEŠŤANY

  • SLIAČ

  • ŽILINA

  • NITRA

  • PRIEVIDZA

1.2.1.1.4 The Transport Authority may grant exemption from the para. GEN 1.2.1.1.3. The application for an exemption shall be submitted by an aerodrome operator not later than 7 working days before the intended date of the flight.

The application shall include the following information:

  1. name and address of the aerodrome operator,

  2. reason of the application,

  3. day and estimated time of arrival/departure, eventually requested period of validity of exemption from/till,

  4. types of aircraft and their registration marks,

  5. document/certificate which confirms that customs and passport services will be provided.

1.2.1.1.5 For operations schedule or non-schedule air transport between the territory of the Slovak Republic and territory of EÚ member state(s) by the Community air carriers the landing permission is not required. The documents requested are submitted by the Community air carrier to the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic for filling.
  1. For scheduled operations and series of more than 3 flights a notification shall be made 15 days before the commencement of the operations. Changes to the programme shall be notified.

  2. In non-scheduled operations for ad hoc flights and series of maximum 3 flights a notification shall be made 4 days before the flight at the latest.

1.2.1.1.5.1 Notification shall include the following information:
  1. name and address of the aircraft operator, ICAO three-letters designation of the aircraft operator,

  2. air operator certificate,

  3. certificate of carrier’s liability insurance with respect to damages caused by operation of aircraft to the third parties and of liability insurance with respect to contract of carriage (damages to passengers, their baggage and to cargo),

  4. type of aircraft, its registration mark and its seat capacity,

  5. maximum take-off mass of aircraft,

  6. flight number (if used),

  7. date, estimated time of departure and airport of departure,

  8. date, estimated time of arrival and airport of arrival,

  9. purpose of the flight, number of passengers and/or nature and quantity of cargo carried to/from the Slovak republic (in case of non-scheduled flights),

  10. name and address of the charterer (in case of non-scheduled flights)

1.2.1.1.6 For all civil aircraft using the airspace of the Slovak Republic have to be concluded a liability insurance with respect to damages caused by operation of that aircraft to the third parties covering a minimum amount in SDR (Special Drawing Rights) or in equivalent value of any other freely convertible currencies, for the aircraft with MTOM as mentioned below:

Category

Maximum take-off weight MTOM (kg)

Minimum insurance (million SDRs)

1< 5000,75
2< 1 0001,5
3< 2 7003
4< 6 0007
5< 12 00018
6< 25 00080
7< 50 000150
8< 200 000300
9< 500 000500
10>= 500 000700
1.2.1.1.7 For all civil aircraft performing air transportation prescribed liability insurance with respect to damages to passengers, their baggage and to cargo have to be concluded.

The minimum amount of the insurance coverage for the air carrier’s liability emerging from the contract of carriage shall be laid down as follows:

  1. for carrying persons - 250 000 SDR per passenger,

  2. for carrying luggage - 17 SDR/kg, not more than 1 000 SDR for the entire luggage of one passenger,

  3. for carrying cargo - 17 SDR/kg.

1.2.1.1.8 At airports situated in the territory of the Slovak Republic air carriers cannot operate civil subsonic jet aeroplanes with a maximum take-off mass of 34 000 kg or more or with a certified internal accommodation for the aeroplane type in question consisting of more than nineteen passenger seats, excluding any seats for crew only, unless granted noise certification to the standards specified in Part II, Chapter 3, Volume I of ICAO Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Seventh Edition (2014).
1.2.1.2 Scheduled flights
1.2.1.2.1 Third countries air carriers are bound by the following paragraphs.
1.2.1.2.1.1 Civil aircraft used in scheduled international air transport are allowed to/from entry/exit the airspace of the Slovak Republic when the operation of the air carrier using these aircraft has been authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic in accordance with either bilateral or multilateral agreement which is in effect between the Slovak Republic and the states concerned, or by a temporary permission, or the operation is carried out under the provisions of 1944 Air Services Transit Agreement.

On 26 May 2014 the Commission Regulation (EU) No 452/2014 of 29 April 2014, which lays down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to flight operations of third country operators (TCO) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, entered into force. By the end of the transition period, which lasts until 26 November 2016, all TCOs engaging in scheduled commercial air transport operations into/within/out of the territory of the Slovak Republic, which is subject to the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union, including TCOs which are wet leased-in by, or code-sharing with EU air carrier, must hold TCO authorisation issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). A TCO authorization is not required for TCOs overflying the Slovak Republic territory without planned landing. During the aforementioned transition period TCOs, as a part of the process of the obtaining a flight permission from Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, shall apply for TCO authorization issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic reserves the right to deny the issuance of a permission for TCOs who cannot demonstrate that they have applied to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for TCO authorization. More information is available at EASA website http://easa.europa.EU/TCO.

1.2.1.2.1.2 Air carrier shall submit for approval to the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic the timetable of all scheduled air services to/from the Slovak Republic. Timetables shall be submitted at least 14 days prior they come into effect.
1.2.1.2.1.3 The application for approval of timetable shall include at least the following data:
  1. name of operator, ICAO three-letters designation of the aircraft operator and flight number,

  2. type of aircraft and its seat capacity,

  3. airport of departure including a route,

  4. day of departure and estimated time of departure,

  5. day of arrival and estimated time of arrival and departure at the intermediate airports,

  6. airport of arrival and estimated time of arrival,

  7. requested period of validity from/till,

  8. requested traffic rights.

1.2.1.2.1.4 Approval by the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic is not required for flights to/from the Slovak Republic for non-commercial (technical landings) and for flights across the territory of the Slovak Republic without landing (overflights), provided that these flights are authorized by the Air Transport Agreement between the Slovak Republic and the state of the registration of the aircraft, or they are performed under the provisions of the International Air Services Transit Agreement.

Approval by the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic is required for flights for non-commercial purposes to/from the Slovak Republic for aircraft registered in the state which is not ICAO Member State and it is not Party to the International Air Services Transit Agreement or it has not concluded the Air Transport Agreement with the Slovak Republic.

1.2.1.2.1.5 Scheduled overflights of the Slovak Republic can be considered as approved if the applicant has not received a negative, eventually restrictive decision 3 days prior to the beginning of the operational season.
1.2.1.2.1.6 Additional flights performed by foreign air carriers to the authorized capacity of scheduled air services, have to be approved in advance by the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic.
1.2.1.2.1.7 Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome is a slot co-ordinated airport of Level 2 (schedules facilitated airport) in compliance with IATA rules. Co-ordination of slots is provided by the Slot Coordination Department. Aircraft operator is obliged to submit to the Slot Coordination Department the list of all scheduled and non-scheduled flights to/from Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome and request the airport slots in compliance with IATA deadlines at the following address:
Postal address:

Letisko M. R. Štefánika - Airport Bratislava, a. s. (BTS)
Slot Coordination
Letisko M. R. Štefánika
P. O. Box 160
823 11 BRATISLAVA 216
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/2/33 03 33 60

FAX:+421/2/43 29 49 40

SITA:BTSSC7X

e-mail:slots@bts.aero

1.2.1.2.1.8 Co-ordinator of the International Air Traffic does not approve the timetable. He informs air carrier about contingent limitations only.
1.2.1.2.1.9 Timetable modifications of all scheduled flights to/from the Slovak Republic shall be submitted to the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic at least 14 days prior they come into effect, unless otherwise specified. Modifications are considered as approved if the applicant does not receive a negative, eventually restrictive decision at least 5 days prior to the modifications come into effect.
1.2.1.3 Non-scheduled flights
1.2.1.3.1 Non-scheduled flights of foreign civil aircraft
1.2.1.3.1.1 Non-scheduled flights of foreign civil aircraft are divided into flights:
  1. of civil transport aircraft not landing in the Slovak Republic,

  2. of civil transport aircraft landing in the Slovak Republic for non-commercial purposes,

  3. of civil transport aircraft having a seating configuration, excluding pilot seat of 10 or less, landing in the Slovak Republic for commercial purposes (air taxi),

  4. of civil transport aircraft landing in the Slovak Republic for commercial purposes, other than air taxi,

  5. flights for humanitarian purposes, emergency medical service flights, air ambulance flights,

  6. private,

  7. training,

  8. flights for remuneration other then air transport flights.

1.2.1.3.1.2 For flights of transport aircraft landing in the Slovak Republic for commercial purposes according to para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 d) and for flights of transport aircraft which are not registered in the member state of ICAO, it has to be applied for and obtained a permission from the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic.

For flights of transport aircraft landing in the Slovak Republic for commercial purposes according to para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 d) on 26 May 2014 the Commission Regulation (EU) No 452/2014 of 29 April 2014, which lays down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to flights operations of third country operators (TCO) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, entered into force. By the end of the transition period, which lasts until 26 November 2016, all TCOs engaging in non-scheduled commercial air transport operations into/within/out of the territory of the Slovak Republic, which is subject to the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union, including TCOs which are wet leased-in by, or code-sharing with EU air carrier must hold TCO authorisation issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). A TCO authorization is not required for TCOs overflying the Slovak Republic territory without planned landing. During the aforementioned transition period TCOs, as a part of the process of obtaining the flight permission from Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, shall apply for TCO authorization issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic reserves the right to deny the issuance of permission for TCOs who cannot demonstrate that they have applied to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for TCO authorization. More information is available at EASA website http://easa.europa.EU/TCO.

1.2.1.3.1.3 All cargo non-scheduled flights of civil aircraft to/from the Slovak Republic (irrespective of cargo quantity) shall be approved by the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic.
1.2.1.3.1.3.1 The application for permission of non-scheduled flights of foreign civil aircraft mentioned in para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 d) and GEN 1.2.1.3.1.3 shall be submitted to the address:
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

TEL:+421/2/59 49 47 44

FAX:+421/2/52 73 14 70

AFTN:LZIBYAYX

e-mail:trafficrights@mindop.sk

1.2.1.3.1.3.2 The application shall be submitted by letter, fax, AFTN or e-mail as follows:
  1. for non-scheduled flights of transport aircraft to/from the Slovak Republic for commercial purposes according to para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 d) and for flights of transport aircraft which are not registered in the member state of ICAO, the application shall be submitted at least 3 working days before the intended flight,

  2. for non-scheduled flights of transport aircraft to/from the Slovak Republic for commercial purposes, being transported dangerous goods on board, according to para. GEN 1.4.1.2 and GEN 1.4.1.3, the application shall be submitted at least 14 days before the intended flight.

1.2.1.3.1.3.3 The application shall include at least the following data:
  1. air operator certificate,

  2. insurance certificate of liability insurance with respect to damages caused by operation of aircraft to the third parties and of liability insurance with respect to contract of carriage (damage to passangers, their baggage and to cargo),

  3. name and address of the aircraft operator, ICAO three-letters designation of the aircraft operator,

  4. type of aircraft, its registration mark and its seat capacity,

  5. maximum take-off mass of aircraft,

  6. flight number (if used),

  7. date and estimated time of departure and airport of departure,

  8. date and estimated time of arrival and airport of arrival,

  9. purpose of the flight, number of passengers and/or nature and quantity of cargo carried to/from the Slovak Republic,

  10. name and address of the charterer,

  11. in the case of cargo charter flights names and addresses of the consignee and consignor in the Slovak Republic,

  12. in the case of Inclusive Tour Charter Flight (ITC) flights, the application shall comprise details concerning the programme,

  13. for a series of non-scheduled flights the application shall comprise the charter contract,

  14. in the case of cargo or mail transportation from an airport situated in a third country, which is not listed in the Attachment 6-F to the Commission Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 of 4 March 2010 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security, the application shall comprise a designation of "cargo or mail air carrier to EU from third country airport (ACC3)", in accordance with the Commission Regulation No 185/2010.

1.2.1.3.1.3.4 Before the permission is granted, the aircraft operator is obligatory to provide additional information to the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, if required.
1.2.1.3.1.3.5 While applications for permission of non-scheduled flights of foreign civil aircraft designated in para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 d) and GEN 1.2.1.3.1.3 being considered, the aircraft operator records of compliance with respective Slovak regulations concerning the payment of aerodrome charges, charges for the use of air navigation services and other charges, will be taken into account.
1.2.1.3.1.3.6 The permission to operate a non-scheduled flight does not involve, in case of landing, the provision of slots, commercial handling and other services.
1.2.1.3.1.3.7 While applications for permission of non-scheduled flights of foreign civil aircraft designated in para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 d) and GEN 1.2.1.3.1.3 the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic will be taken into account that priority should be given to a Slovak air carrier or air carrier of the country of origin.
1.2.1.3.1.3.8 The Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic may temporarily or permanently remove the permission issued or stipulate new requirements, where the air carrier's state would take measures discriminating air carriers of the Slovak Republic, where the foreign air carrier would fail to obey legal regulations of the Slovak Republic or conditions stipulated in the permission. Permission may be temporarily or permanently removed also in case of implementing sanctions adopted by international organizations to which the Slovak Republic has acceded.
1.2.1.3.1.4 For execution of other than transport flight of foreign operator in relation to the territory of the Slovak Republic the permission of the Transport Authority is needed, unless international agreement defines otherwise.
1.2.1.3.1.4.1 The applications for permissions of non-scheduled flights of foreign civil aircraft mentioned para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 h) shall be sent to the address:
Postal address:

Transport Authority
Letisko M. R. Štefánika
823 05 BRATISLAVA 21
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/2/43 63 85 86

FAX:+421/2/43 42 44 86

e-mail:clerk@nsat.sk

1.2.1.3.1.4.2 The application shall be submitted at least 7 working days before the intended flight.
1.2.1.3.1.4.3 The application shall include:
  1. name and address of the aircraft operator,

  2. type of aircraft and its registration mark,

  3. insurance certificate of liability insurance with respect to damages caused by operation of aircraft,

  4. place and purpose of flight and its duration,

  5. valid documents issued by relevant aviation authority of the state of registry,

  6. certificate of administrative charges settlement in the amount of 165,5 EUR (not applicable for ferry flight),

  7. for aerial photography and aerial film previous permission of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic is necessary.

1.2.1.3.1.5 Training flights
1.2.1.3.1.5.1 Permission of Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik and the airport operator are necessary for training flights of foreign civil aircraft registered in the ICAO member states, performed at international airports of the Slovak Republic.

Permission of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic and the airport operator are necessary for training flights of foreign civil aircraft of a state which is not an ICAO member state.

1.2.1.3.1.5.2 The application for approval of training flights according to the para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.5.1 shall be submitted at least by 2100 of the previous day. The application for permission of training flight series shall be submitted in writing not later than 7 days before the first intended flight, including a list of all training flights.
1.2.1.3.1.6 For flights of civil aircraft registered in ICAO member states according to para. GEN 1.2.1.3.1.1 a), b), c), e), f), g) and h) a permission of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic is not necessary. Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic will not respond such requirements.
1.2.1.3.2 Non-scheduled flights of civil aircraft carrying out flight of state importance
1.2.1.3.2.1 For flights of civil aircraft carrying out flights of state importance the application for permission shall be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic to the address:
  1. during operational hours from 0600-1400 (0500-1300)

    Postal address:

    Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
    Diplomatic Protocol
    Hlboká cesta 2
    833 36 BRATISLAVA 37
    Slovak Republic

    TEL:+421/2/59 78 30 44

    TEL:+421/2/59 78 30 41

    FAX:+421/2/59 78 30 99

    FAX:+421/2/59 78 30 49

  2. during working days from 1400-0600 (1300-0500) and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays:

    Postal address:

    Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
    Diplomatic Services
    Hlboká cesta 2
    833 36 BRATISLAVA 37
    Slovak Republic

    TEL:+421/2/59 78 22 11

    TEL:+421/2/59 78 22 15

    FAX:+421/2/59 78 22 13

1.2.1.3.2.2 Permission to perform non-scheduled flights shall be requested through diplomatic channels, the application shall reach the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at least 48 hours before the intended date of departure to the address mentioned in para. GEN 1.2.1.3.3.1.
1.2.1.3.3 Non-scheduled flights of foreign state aircraft
1.2.1.3.3.1 For non-scheduled flights of foreign state aircraft the equivalent procedures are applicable as follows in the para. GEN 1.2.1.3.2.1 and GEN 1.2.1.3.2.2.
1.2.1.3.3.2 The application shall include at least the following data:
  1. purpose of flight,

  2. registration mark, class and type of aircraft,

  3. name, nationality and residence of the owner of aircraft,

  4. flight route, destination, entry and exit points and intended landings,

  5. estimated date and time of arrival and departure from the aerodromes concerned, according the flight plan,

  6. specified list of passengers and their functions,

  7. airborne radio equipment and available frequencies,

  8. insurance certificate of liability insurance with respect to damages caused by operation of aircraft to the third parties.

1.2.1.3.3.3 Prior the permission is given, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic may ask the operator for additional information.
1.2.1.3.3.4 In cases of flights of military aircraft with diplomatic clearance valid one year, the flight notification on overflights (landings) over/in the territory of the Slovak Republic shall be sent at least 24 hours in advance to the address:
Postal address:

Vojenský útvar 3030
Borovianska cesta 1
960 01 ZVOLEN
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/960/46 35 30

TEL:+421/960/46 35 00

FAX:+421/960/46 35 99

e-mail:nzcrvo@mil.sk

1.2.1.3.4 Private flights
1.2.1.3.4.1 The information contained in the flight plan is accepted as adequate advance notification of the arrival of incoming aircraft. Such information must be transmitted so that public authorities concerned will receive it at least 2 hours in advance of arrival. The landing must be carried out at a previously designated international aerodrome.
1.2.1.3.5 Public health measures applied to aircraft
1.2.1.3.5.1 Aircraft arriving from Europe, Canada, Greenland and the U.S.A. will not be disinfected and desinsected, unless highly contagious diseases (cholera, plague, yellow fever etc.) have been registered in those areas and unless it is warranted by special circumstances.
1.2.1.3.5.2 Aircraft arriving from another areas may land at an international aerodrome in the Slovak Republic provided that the aircraft has been disinfected/disinsected approximately 30 minutes before arrival at the aerodrome. In special cases the health authorities may demand a second application on the ground. In such cases passengers and crew are permitted to disembark beforehand.
1.2.1.3.5.3 Disinfection and disinsection will not be usually carried out in aircraft which stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic less than 24 hours, if special circumstances do not require that disinfection and disinsection should be done.