Rules of the air (SERA)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 laying down the common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation (the so called SERA Regulation) is applicable in the Republic of Slovenia from 4 December 2014.

SERA Regulation was updated and supplemented by Commission Implementing Regulations as follows:  

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02012R0923-20231005&qid=1709108164489


Decree on the implementation of SERA Regulation

Decree on the implementation of the Regulation laying down the common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 17/15) was issued on 5 March 2015.


Operational and technical requirements

On the basis of the provisions of SERA, the Civil Aviation Agency issued:


Acceptable means of compliance

On the basis of SERA Regulation, EASA issued acceptable means of compliance with SERA, as published on EASA website:

 https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/document-library/easy-access-rules/easy-access-rules-standardised-european-rules-air-sera


SERA and Rules on Flying of Aircraft

The provisions of the Rules on flying of aircraft (Official Journal of the SFRJ, Nos 10/79, 4/83, Official Gazette of RS, Nos 18/01, 72/03, 51/07, 17/15, 52/16 and 83/16) that are in conflict with the provisions of SERA Regulation are no longer applicable, in accordance with the provisions of Article 3 of the Decree on the implementation of the Regulation laying down the common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation.


The exemptions, according to SERA, are special activities

In accordance with Article 4 of SERA, the Civil Aviation Agency may, at the request of entities conducting activities of public interest and the training necessary to carry out the activities safely, grant exemptions from the specific requirements of the Regulation. The list of exemptions reported by entities conducting such activities was sent to EASA on 10 October 2017.


SERA and derogation from ICAO standards and recommendations

The Republic of Slovenia has informed the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) of jointly agreed differences. The differences are published in Chapter GEN 1.7 “Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures” of the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

http: //www.sloveniacontrol.si/acrobat/aip/Operations/history-en-GB.html

ICAO Annexes, Standards and Recommended Practices concerning the rules of the air shall be taken into account, insofar as they do not conflict with the requirements of SERA.


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