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GEN 3  SERVICES


GEN 3.1  AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES

3.1.1  Responsible service

3.1.1.1 The Aeronautical Information Services of the Slovak Republic (AIS S. R.) are provided by Aeronautical Information Management Unit, which forms part of Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik. AIM unit 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 para. GEN 3.1.2 below. AIM unit consists of the departments of Publications (including charts production), International NOTAM Office (NOF) and AIM Systems.
The service is provided in accordance with the provisions contained in ICAO Annex 15 Aeronautical Information Services, ICAO Doc 8126 Aeronautical Information Services Manual, ICAO Annex 10 - Aeronautical Telecommunications, Volume II - Communication Procedures, ICAO Annex 4 Aeronautical Charts and ICAO Doc 8697 Aeronautical Chart Manual.

Aerodrome AIS units form part of Central Air Traffic Services Reporting Office Bratislava (CARO). On the Slovak international aerodromes where ATS are provided by LPS SR, š. p., the AIS is provided by CARO, listed under para. GEN 3.1.5 below.

3.1.1.2  AIS Headquarters
Postal address:

Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik
Aeronautical Information Management Unit
Ivanská cesta 93
823 07 BRATISLAVA 216
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 10

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 30

FAX:+421/2/48 57 26 15

AFTN:LZIBYNYX

e-mail:aim@lps.sk

3.1.1.3 International NOTAM Office (NOF)
Postal address:

Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik
International NOTAM Office
Ivanská cesta 93
823 07 BRATISLAVA 216
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 20

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 21

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 22

TEL:+421/2/43 33 66 79

FAX:+421/2/43 33 66 79

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 25

FAX:+421/2/48 57 26 25

AFTN:LZIBYNYX

e-mail:aim.nof@lps.sk

H24 service is provided by NOF.

3.1.2  Area of responsibility

Aeronautical Information Management Unit shall receive and/or originate, collate or assemble, edit, format, publish, store and distribute aeronautical information and data concerning the entire territory of the Slovak Republic and the relevant airspace.

3.1.3   Aeronautical publications

3.1.3.1 The aeronautical information is provided in the form of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package consisting of the following elements:
  1. Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP),

  2. Amendment Service to the AIP (AIP AMDT),

  3. Supplements to the AIP (AIP SUP),

  4. NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB),

  5. Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC),

  6. Checklists and Lists of valid NOTAM.

NOTAM and the related monthly checklists are transmitted via the Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS), while PIB are made available on request at the NOF or at the aerodrome AIS units. All other elements of the package are distributed by post mail.

3.1.3.2 Aeronautical Information Publication of the Slovak Republic (AIP S. R.)

The Aeronautical Information Publication of the Slovak Republic 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 Aeronautical Information Publication of the Slovak Republic is published in three volumes.

The Aeronautical Information Publication of the Slovak Republic is published in a loose-leaf form with bilingual text (Slovak and English) for use in international and domestic operations, whether the flight is a commercial or a private one.

In case of any ambiguity the Slovak text is the determining one.

3.1.3.3 Amendment service to the AIP (AIP AMDT)

Amendments to the AIP are made by means of replacement sheets. Two types of AIP AMDT are produced:

  1. regular AIP Amendment (AIP AMDT), issued in accordance with the established regular interval (see para. GEN 0.1.3.2) and identified by a light blue cover sheet, on the indicated publication date incorporates permanent changes into the AIP previously published by NOTAM, or by AIC in certain cases, as well as minor editorial changes;

  2. AIRAC AIP Amendment (AIRAC AIP AMDT), issued in accordance with the AIRAC system and identified by a pink cover sheet and the acronym AIRAC, incorporates operationally significant permanent changes into the AIP on the indicated 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 page is annotated or identified by a vertical line on the left margin of the change in the Slovak text and on the right margin of the change in the English text (the same procedure is applied for text changes in tables). The location of deleted information is marked by a horizontal line.

Each AIP page and each AIP replacement page introduced by an amendment, including the amendment cover sheet, are dated. The date consists of the day, month (by the name abbreviation) and the last double figures of the year. A publication date is published in case of regular AIP AMDT and an effective date of the information in case of AIRAC AIP AMDT. Each AIP amendment cover sheet includes references to the serial number of those elements, if any, of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package which have been incorporated in the AIP by the amendment and are consequently cancelled.

Each AIP AMDT and each AIRAC AIP AMDT are allocated serial numbers which are consecutive. Numbering is separate for each type of an amendment.

A checklist of AIP pages containing page number/chart title and the publication or effective date (day, month by the name abbreviation and year) of the information is re-issued generally with amendment (AIP AMDT) and is an integral part of the AIP.

Note: A separate amendment service is published for VOL III of the VFR AIP S. R. (paper size A5). Amendments are marked by VOL III - AIP AMDT, VOL III - AIRAC AIP AMDT.

3.1.3.4 Supplement to the AIP (AIP SUP)

Temporary changes of long duration (three months and longer) and information of short duration which consists 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.

Due to time constraints in special case conditions operationally significant temporary changes may also be published as NON-AIRAC AIP SUP (followed by the relevant operating procedures).

AIP Supplements are marked by information subject (General - GEN, En-route - ENR and Aerodromes - AD) and are placed at the beginning of the AIP. Supplements are published on a yellow paper to be conspicuous and to stand out from the rest of the AIP. Each AIP Supplement is allocated a serial number which is consecutive and based on the calendar year (i.e. AIP SUP 1/96, AIRAC AIP SUP 2/96). The numbering of AIRAC AIP AMDT and NON-AIRAC AIP AMDT is not separated.

An AIP Supplement is kept in the AIP as long as all or some of its content remains valid. The period of validity of the information contained in the AIP Supplement will normally be given in the supplement itself. Changes to AIP SUP or AIRAC AIP SUP are promulgated by NOTAM or by supplement to the AIP. In case the end of validity is not indicated explicitely (the estimated period of validity) cancellation is announced either by NOTAM, AIP AMDT or a new supplement to the AIP.

The checklist of AIP Supplements currently in force is issued in the monthly printed plain-language List of valid NOTAM in force.

Note: Separate VFR AIP S. R. Supplements are published for VOL III of the VFR AIP S. R. (paper size A5). Supplements are marked by VOL III - AIP SUP, VOL III - AIRAC AIP SUP.

3.1.3.5 Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)

The Aeronautical Information Circulars (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; information or notification of an explanatory or advisory nature concerning technical, legislative or administrative matters.
AIC are issued in two series (A and C). Series A is issued with bilingual text (Slovak and English). Series C contains information affecting national aviation only.

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 1/96, AIC C 1/96. A checklist of AIC currently in force is issued as an AIC once a year.

3.1.3.6 NOTAM and Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB)

NOTAM contains 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 serves to distribute urgent and unpredictable information of direct operational significance and, in general, of a temporary nature and short duration. NOTAM can also distribute permanent or temporary long duration information regarding operationally significant changes, when these are made at short notice due to time constraints for publishing an AIP AMDT or AIP SUP. Such changes will be superseded, as soon as possible, by AIP AMDT or AIP SUP, as necessary.

The text of each NOTAM contains the information in the order shown in the ICAO NOTAM Format and is composed of significations/uniform abbreviated phraseology assigned to the ICAO NOTAM Code complemented by ICAO abbreviations, indicators, identifiers, designators, call signs, frequencies, figures and plain language. Exclusively the International NOTAM Office (NOF) is authorized to issue and distribute NOTAM (except SNOWTAM).

NOTAM is transmitted by Aeronautical Fixed Service (AFS).

NOTAM is issued in following series:

Series A contains information concerning circumstances specified in ICAO Annex 15, provisions 5.1.1.1 and 5.1.1.2 which are of significance for international flights. Series A is available in English.

NOTAM Series A are distributed within the Slovak Republic and transmitted to the states which have requested them.

Series C is the translation of NOTAM Series A to Slovak. NOTAM Series C are distributed within the Slovak Republic only. Numbering of both NOTAM series A and C is identical.

NOTAM of each series are numbered consecutively based on the calendar year starting at 0001 UTC on 1 JAN.

Series S (SNOWTAM) contains information concerning snow, slush, ice or standing water associated with snow and slush and ice in the movement area. SNOWTAM is prepared in accordance with ICAO Annex 15, Appendix 2, and issued by the aerodrome operators, with separate serial numbering which starts from the beginning of winter season, separately for each aerodrome. Details are given in the Snow plan in subsection AD 1.2 and in Aeronautical Information Circular AIC series A published annually by the winter season.

International NOTAM Office as well as SNOWTAM originators at international aerodromes (see para. AD 1.2.2) shall use the following predetermined AFTN addresses to receive:

  1. NOTAM:

    LZZZNA plus the first two letters of the location indicator of the country of origin;

  2. SNOWTAM:

    LZZZSA plus the first two letters of the location indicator of the country of origin.

NOTAM are exchanged between Bratislava NOF and other International NOTAM Offices as follows:

SENT TO NOF

Abu Dhabi, Alger, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam, Ankara, Athinai, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Beograd, Bruxelles, Bucuresti, Budapest, Cairo, Casablanca, Colombo, Frankfurt/Main, Habana, Ha Noi, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Chisinau, Jakarta, Jeddah, Karachi, Kuwait, Kyiv, London, Luga (Malta), Macao, Madrid, Malé, Montevideo, Moskva, Nicosia, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Riga, Praha, Roma, Seoul, Shannon, Sofia, Skopje, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Tripoli, Tunis, Vilnius, Warszawa, Washington, DC; Wien, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich

RECEIVED FROM NOF

Abu Dhabi, Alger, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam, Ankara, Athinai, Bahrain, Baku, Bangkok, Beirut, Beograd, Bordeaux, Bruxelles, Bucuresti, Budapest, Cairo, Casablanca, Colombo, Damascus, Frankfurt/Main, Habana, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Chennai, Chisinau, Jeddah, Kabul, Karachi, Kobenhavn, Kuwait, Kyiv, Luqa (Malta), Ljublana, Madrid, Male, Moskva, Mumbai, Muscat, New Delhi, Nicosia, Oslo, Ottawa, Praha, Reykjavik, Riga, Roma, Sal, Sarajevo, Shannon, Sofia, Stockholm, Skopje, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Tripoli, Tunis, Vilnius, Warszawa, Washington, DC; Wien, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich

Aeronautical information necessary for pre-flight planning is available in the International NOTAM Office. This library includes aeronautical information from the following states:

REGION

STATE

EUROPEAN REGION

(EUR)

All states

AFRICA-INDIAN OCEAN REGION

(AFI)

Algeria, Arab Republic of Egypt, Maroc, Tunisia, Cape Verde

MIDDLE EAST/ASIA REGION

(MID/ASIA)

Armenia, Bahrain, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates

NORTH ATLANTIC REGION

(NAT)

Greenland and Faroe Islands, Iceland

NORTH AMERICAN REGION

(NAM)

Canada

CARIBBEAN REGION

(CAR)

Cuba

Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB), which contain a recapitulation of current NOTAM and other information of urgent character for the operators/flight crew, are available in the International NOTAM Office or at aerodrome AIS units, only on request.

Pre-flight information is available in form of the PIB as follows:

  1. Area Type Bulletin

  2. Route Type Bulletin (narrow path route pre-flight information)

  3. Aerodrome Type Bulletin

The Route Bulletins contain information on the indicated route to be flown including aerodromes of departure and destinations well as alternate aerodromes. Information on the route (based on the FPL) is limited by a corridor of the width of 20 NM and by flight levels unless otherwise requested.

PIB are available for IFR and VFR flights (NOTAM coverage).

PIB is provided in three parts:

  1. AD: contains information regarding aerodrome serviceability, procedures changes, etc.;

  2. En-route (FIR): contains information regarding changes of AWY, NAV AID, Procedures in corridor of narrow path routes and over-flown FIR;

  3. Navigation Warnings: contain information regarding activities in restricted and danger areas, military exercises, etc.

Requests for PIB shall be submitted in writing. The request regarding scheduled flights and seasonal charter flights shall be submitted to the International NOTAM Office with detailed route definition at least 3 days before the first departure. For these flights PIB will be available on request, automatically generated at aerodrome AIS units. For non-scheduled flights within Europe an application shall be submitted 2 HR PN and for flights out of Europe at least 6 HR PN to the aerodrome AIS units or directly to the International NOTAM Office.

Requests shall contain:

  1. aircraft identification

  2. type of aircraft

  3. flight rules

  4. flight levels (maximum, minimum)

  5. flight route - designated by AWY, or by RP and NAV AID

  6. departure, arrival, alternative aerodromes

  7. overflown FIR/UIR and alternative FIR indication

  8. date and validity period of PIB

  9. place, date/time of PIB receipt requested

  10. applicant signature

Aerodrome AIS units are co-located with ARO at the Slovak international aerodromes. The extent of information, which is available in the library at the aerodrome AIS units, is indicated under para. GEN 3.1.5.

3.1.3.7 Checklist and List of valid NOTAM

A checklist of valid NOTAM is issued monthly via AFTN.

The checklist is followed by a printed List of valid NOTAM distributed on request by e-mail.

It contains a plain language presentation of the valid NOTAM, indication of the latest valid AIP AMDT, AIRAC AIP AMDT and checklist of valid AIP SUP, AIRAC AIP SUP and AIC.

When an AIP AMDT will not be published at an established regular interval (see para. GEN 0.1.3.2), the relevant List of valid NOTAM contains a NIL notification.

This List of valid NOTAM is issued in series A and C.

3.1.3.8 Sales of publications

The aeronautical publications including aeronautical charts issued by Aeronautical Information Services of the Slovak Republic are available for purchase on the address:

Postal address:

Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik
Aeronautical Information Management Unit
Ivanská cesta 93
823 07 BRATISLAVA 216
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 12

FAX:+421/2/48 57 26 15

e-mail:aim.shop@lps.sk

Purchase prices are published by AIC Series A.

Distribution of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package is provided by the outsourced supplier:

Postal address:

Ing. F. Gúcky - GUPRESS
Hejdukova 17
811 08 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

3.1.4   AIRAC System

3.1.4.1 In order to control and regulate the operationally significant changes requiring amendments to AIP, whenever possible, will be issued on predetermined dates according to the AIRAC System. This type of information will be published as an AIRAC AIP AMDT or an AIRAC AIP SUP. Permanent changes to the AIP and changes valid for more than three months are published by NOTAM if a timely publication of AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP is not guaranteed. Such NOTAM will be followed by an AIP AMDT or AIP SUP as soon as possible.
3.1.4.2  AIRAC information will be issued so that the information will be received by the user not later than 28 days, and for major changes not later than 56 days, before the effective date.

All operationally significant changes published by AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP are additionally announced by "Trigger" NOTAM. Trigger NOTAM is issued and distributed on the publication date of the AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP and comes in force on the effective date of information. Trigger NOTAM contains brief description of the changes, the effective date and a reference number of the AIRAC AIP AMDT or AIRAC AIP SUP.
Due to time constraints, AIP SUP containing information to be published under the AIRAC system are sometimes published as NON-AIRAC AIP SUP. For all AIP SUP containing such information (AIRAC and NON-AIRAC), a Trigger NOTAM shall be issued.
As a reminder in the PIB, Trigger NOTAM remains valid for fifteen days after the effective date in case of permanent changes (AIRAC AIP AMDT), and for the whole period of validity in case of temporary changes (AIRAC AIP SUP).

A NIL notification will be issued by NOTAM when no information is available to be published through the AIRAC system, indicating the relevant effective date.

The table below indicates AIRAC effective dates for the forth-coming years.

Schedule of AIRAC effective dates:

201320142015201620172018
10 JAN9 JAN8 JAN7 JAN5 JAN4 JAN
7 FEB6 FEB5 FEB4 FEB2 FEB1 FEB
7 MAR6 MAR5 MAR3 MAR2 MAR1 MAR
4 APR3 APR2 APR31 MAR30 MAR29 MAR
2 MAY1 MAY30 APR28 APR27 APR26 APR
30 MAY29 MAY28 MAY26 MAY25 MAY24 MAY
27 JUN26 JUN25 JUN23 JUN22 JUN21 JUN
25 JUL24 JUL23 JUL21 JUL20 JUL19 JUL
22 AUG21 AUG20 AUG18 AUG17 AUG16 AUG
19 SEP18 SEP17 SEP15 SEP14 SEP13 SEP
17 OCT16 OCT15 OCT13 OCT12 OCT11 OCT
14 NOV13 NOV12 NOV10 NOV9 NOV8 NOV
12 DEC11 DEC10 DEC8 DEC7 DEC6 DEC

3.1.5  Pre-flight information service at aerodromes

3.1.5.1  Organization of pre-flight information service

Pre-flight information service is provided by the following units of ATS:

  1. Central ATS Reporting Office Bratislava (CARO)

  2. ATS Reporting Offices at international airports Košice and Žilina

  3. Self-briefing terminals at international airports: Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik, Košice, Piešťany, Sliač, Poprad-Tatry and Žilina.

3.1.5.2  Coverage and operational hours

Aerodrome and service provider

Operational hours

AIP Available

Remark

Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik

CARO

H24

Slovak Republic, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine

 

GAT

By CARO via self-briefing.

Košice

ARO

MON-FRI*

0700-1500 (0600-1400)

Slovak Republic

* except HOL

CARO

H24

Slovak Republic, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine

By CARO via self-briefing.

Piešťany

CARO

H24

Slovak Republic, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine

By CARO via self-briefing.

Sliač

CARO

H24

Slovak Republic, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine

By CARO via self-briefing.

Poprad-Tatry

CARO

H24

Slovak Republic, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine

By CARO via self-briefing.

Žilina

ARO

MON-FRI*

0600-1400 (0500-1300)

Slovak Republic

* except HOL

CARO

H24

Slovak Republic, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia & Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine

By CARO via self-briefing.

Note: Coverage O/R is available at NOF (see para. GEN 3.1.3.6).

3.1.5.3  Pre-flight preparation

AIS provides PIB and information from aeronautical publications.

3.1.5.4  Provision of pre-flight information

Pre-flight information is provided verbally, in writing, via telephone, via a poll fax facility or other data-transmitting facilities for self-briefing.

Pre-flight information is provided for all flights for which a flight plan has been filed at CARO, ARO, self-briefing terminals and on special request. For international flights pre-flight information is normally provided up to the aerodrome of the first intended landing. Further pre-flight information is provided on special request only and is based on information as available.

Available PIB types:

  • Route - bulletin

  • Area - bulletin

  • Aerodrome - bulletin including SNOWTAM

Pre-flight information bulletin is available for IFR and VFR flights. The bulletin for IFR flights commonly includes NOTAM not older than 30 days; for VFR flights commonly it includes NOTAM not older than 90 days. On request the time period can be extended individually.

3.1.5.5  Post-flight reports

The following forms are available at the CARO, ARO and self-briefings terminals for pilots:

  • Air Traffic Incident Report Form

  • Wildlife Strike Reporting Form

  • NM Operational Problem Report Form

  • Post-flight Report

3.1.6  Electronic terrain and obstacle data

Electronic terrain and obstacle data sets may be obtained on request based on Licence Agreement from AIS provider in the Slovak Republic:

Postal address:

Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik
Aeronautical Information Management Unit
Ivanská cesta 93
823 07 BRATISLAVA 216
Slovak Republic

TEL:+421/2/48 57 26 12

FAX: +421/2/48 57 26 15

e-mail: aim.shop@lps.sk

URL: www.lps.sk

During working days from 0700-1300 (0600-1200).

Data sets available:

  1. obstacles Area 1,

  2. terrain Area 1,

  3. terrain Area 4 - Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome,

  4. terrain Area 4 - Košice aerodrome,

  5. terrain Area 2 - Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome,

  6. terrain Area 2 - Košice aerodrome,

  7. terrain Area 2 - Piešťany aerodrome,

  8. terrain Area 2 - Sliač aerodrome,

  9. terrain Area 2 - Poprad-Tatry aerodrome,

  10. terrain Area 2 - Žilina aerodrome.

Obstacles Area 4 - Košice aerodrome - no obstacles.