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LPS SR, š. p.


GEN 4.2  AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES CHARGES

4.2.1  Approach and aerodrome control

4.2.1.1 The users of Slovak international airports (Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik, Košice, Poprad-Tatry, Piešťany and Žilina) will be required to pay for approach and aerodrome control services (terminal charges) to the account of the company Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik (see subsection GEN 1.1). 

The users of international airport Sliač will be required to pay for approach and aerodrome control services (terminal charges) to the account of the company Letisko Sliač, a. s. (see subsection GEN 1.1).

4.2.1.2 Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik are authorized to account a compensation to cover all costs connected with take-off and/or landing of aircraft outside the aerodrome regular operational hours.
4.2.1.3 The basis for calculation of terminal charges is the Maximum Take-Off Mass (MTOM) described in para. GEN 4.2.1.3.1 rounded up to the next full metric ton.
4.2.1.3.1 MTOM is the maximum certificated take-off mass of the aircraft as shown in the certificate of airworthiness or any equivalent official document provided by the aircraft operator. Where this mass is unknown, the mass of the heaviest aircraft of the same type known to exist is used. Where an aircraft has multiple certificated maximum take-off masses, the maximum one is used. When an aircraft operator operates two or more aircraft which are different versions of the same type, the average of the maximum take-off masses of all his aircraft of that type is used for each aircraft of that type.
4.2.1.4 Charges calculation
4.2.1.4.1 The amount of terminal charges shall be set as the product of the number of terminal service units and of the terminal unit rate.

At Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome terminal charges are accounted and collected in line with Annex V of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 391/2013 of 3 May 2013 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services.

Effective from 1 January 2017 the applicable unit rate for services provided at Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome is 266,48 EUR.

At other aerodromes as per para. GEN 4.2.1.1 the number of terminal service units shall be equal to the number of metric tons of the highest maximum certified take-off weight of the aircraft (MTOM) referred to in para. GEN 4.2.1.3.1.

For services provided at other aerodromes as per para. GEN 4.2.1.1 the applicable unit rate is 6,472 EUR.

4.2.1.4.2 The introductory discount

The 95 % discount on the rates is granted for new established scheduled flights for a period of 18 months from their introduction.

Note 1: The operators who intend to operate new scheduled flights are requested to inform LPS SR, š. p. (see AIP S. R., para. GEN 1.1.1.3).

Note 2: Scheduled flights are considered to be newly established if either are operated by particular operator from a specific Slovak aerodrome to a destination to which he did not perform scheduled flights before or increase the frequency of flights already operated by particular operator between specific Slovak aerodrome and particular destination.

4.2.1.5 Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik set the following rules for issuing clearances of the training flights.

Note 1: The operators shall request the clearance for the training flight at least by 2100 of the previous day.

Note 2: The operators shall request the clearance for series of training flights in the written form not later than 7 days before the first intended flight, a list of all training flights included.

Note 3: The operators are requested to insert the note RMK/TRG in the filed FPL for data processing system.

4.2.1.5.1 Clearances for training flights are issued by Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik upon agreement of the particular aerodrome operator.
4.2.1.5.2 Rates for approach and aerodrome control of the training flights

Aerodrome

Rate/ 1 h/1 t MTOM

Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik

16,597 EUR

Košice, Poprad-Tatry, Piešťany

11,617 EUR

Sliač

11 EUR

Žilina

4,979 EUR

4.2.1.5.2.1 The charge will be assessed for each flight which is performed as training flight in CTR/TMA Bratislava, Košice, Poprad, Piešťany and Žilina (see also LZIB AD 2.21, part I).
4.2.1.5.2.2 Calculation of charges is based on duration of the training flight and rate per 1 hour or its part, and rate per 1 tonne (even initiated which will be rounded up) of the MTOM of the aircraft.
4.2.1.5.2.3 Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik are justified to make a discount or set a time rate for the training flights (hour lump sum).
4.2.1.5.2.4 Duration of the training flight for the charges calculation purposes is specified according to the following principles:
  1. the training flight will not leave CTR/TMA:

    1. from the first take-off time to the last landing time,

  2. the training flight will leave CTR/TMA:

    1. from the first take-off time to the CTR/TMA exit time,

  3. the training flight will enter CTR/TMA:

    1. from the time of entry the CTR/TMA to the last landing time,

  4. the training flight will enter and leave CTR/TMA:

    1. from the time of entry the CTR/TMA to the CTR/TMA exit time.

Note 1: Interruption of the training flight for refuelling or for technical reasons is subtracted.

4.2.1.6 The charges for flights are subject to the Value Added Tax (VAT) which is applied according to the legal national regulations in force.
4.2.1.7 Exemptions

Following flights are exempted from the charges:

  1. flights performed exclusively for the transport on official mission of the reigning Monarch and his/her immediate family, Heads of State, Heads of Government, and Government Ministers. In all cases, this must be substantiated by the appropriate status indicator or remark on the flight plan,

  2. search and rescue flights authorized by a competent SAR body,

  3. flights of state aircraft in CTR/TMA Sliač,

  4. flights performed by aircraft having MTOM less than 2 000 kg,

  5. flights performed by foreign aircraft within the framework of the Treaty on Open Skies,

  6. military flights performed by military aircraft of the USA and Canada.

4.2.1.8 Methods of payment
4.2.1.8.1 The owner and the aircraft operator are jointly and severally responsible for payment of the charges. The person liable to pay the charge shall be the person who was the aircraft operator at the time when the flight was performed. If the identity of the operator is not known, the aircraft owner shall be regarded as the operator unless he proves which other person was the operator.
4.2.1.8.2 Charges are accounted and notified by the invoice, monthly as a rule and for the past month. Charges shall be paid immediately on receipt of the invoice in the time-limit entered in the invoice (14, 21, 30 days). Payment shall be deemed to have been received on the date when the amount due was credited into a designated bank account of Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik. At Bratislava/M. R. Štefánik aerodrome charges may be paid in cash or by credit card at CARO before departure. Complaints if any, shall be dealt with after the payment of the total sum of the invoice on the basis of a written application for the credit-note within 30 days after the time-limit payment.
4.2.1.8.2.1 Interest on late payment. Any charges the amount of which has not been paid by the due of the bill, shall be liable to be increased by the addition thereto of interest on late payment calculated according to provisions of the Commercial Code.
4.2.1.8.3 The aircraft operator (a pilot) who has not settled previous invoices within their maturity or the amount due of which has not been credited to the account of LPS SR, š. p. on a first working day after the maturity of invoice at the latest and who landed at the Slovak aerodrome, will be required to pay all the due invoices before departure. When unable to do so, the further terminal services will be provided only after an advance order for the provision of terminal services is submitted and an advance payment (either in cash or credited to an account of LPS SR, š. p.) is received. The bank guarantee (guarantee letter) is also accepted. In other case the filed FPL shall not be accepted by CARO or distributed when filed outside of the Slovak Republic, or received from IFPS. No introductory discount pursuant to section GEN 4.2.1.4.2 will be granted for such a debtor.

4.2.2  Route air navigation services

4.2.2.1 Slovak Republic is integrated into the EUROCONTROL Route Charges System.
4.2.2.2 Charges for route air navigation services for flights performed within the Slovak Republic airspace are collected by EUROCONTROL on behalf of the Slovak Republic.
4.2.2.3 Stating and collection of the charges is governed by the rules instituted in the document "Conditions of Application of the Route Charges System and Conditions of Payment" published in AIC Series A.
4.2.2.4 Effective from 1 January 2017 the unit rate of en-route charges within the airspace of Slovak Republic is 52,61 EUR.

Note: Unit rate in EUR is calculated and published in accordance with Final act of the diplomatic conference on the protocol consolidating the EUROCONTROL international convention relating to co-operation for the safety of air navigation of 13 December 1960, as variously amended (Brussels, 27 June 1997).

4.2.2.5  The charges for flights are subject to the Value Added Tax (VAT) which is applied according to the legal national regulations in force.
4.2.2.6 The invoices, sent to the operators each month, shall be stated by applying the adjusted unit rates shown on the invoice.
4.2.2.7 Effective from 1 January 2017 the rate of interest on late payment of en-route charges is 9,88 % per annum.
4.2.2.8 Following flights are exempted from the charges:
  1. flights performed exclusively for the transport, on official mission of the reigning Monarch and his/her immediate family, Heads of State, Heads of Government, and Government Ministers. In all cases, this must be substantiated by the appropriate status indicator or remark on the flight plan,

  2. search and rescue flights authorized by a competent SAR body,

  3. flights performed by aircraft having MTOM less than 2 000 kg,

  4. flights performed exclusively in accorcance with Visual Flight Rules (VFR),

  5. flights performed by foreign aircraft within the framework of the Treaty on Open Skies,

  6. military flights performed by military aircraft of the USA and Canada.

4.2.2.9 Further information may be obtained from:
Postal address:

EUROCONTROL
Central Route Charges Office
Rue de la Fusée, 96
B - 1130, BRUSSELS
Belgium

TEL:+32/2/729 90 11

FAX:+32/2/729 90 93

Telex:21 173 euroc b