The air traffic control service is the unseen hand that monitors, directs and coordinates air traffic – every day, in all weather conditions and around the entire world. Kontrola zračnega prometa Slovenije, d.o.o. (Slovenia Control, Slovenian Air Navigation Services, Limited) was established on the basis of the Act on the Provision of Air Navigation Services, in accordance with the Companies Act and the Public Utilities Act, and in connection with the Aviation Act. The owner and founder of the company is the Slovenian state; in the rest of the world the company operates under its English name.
Slovenia Control is the holder of the licence to provide air navigation services, namely air traffic control services, aeronautical information services and communications, navigation, and surveillance services. The company ensures the technical and operational capacity for providing air navigation services in a manner that is safe, free of disruption, flexible in capacity, advantageous in terms of price, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, and of the very highest quality, adapting constantly to the current or future air traffic density in the given airspace.
The company is therefore equipped to provide air traffic control and management in all phases of flight and traffic flow at airports in a safe, high-quality and efficient manner, to issue aeronautical information, and to introduce, maintain and upgrade systems and devices for air traffic control and management. The company is also the holder of a certificate to train air traffic controllers and flight information service personnel. This is the main purpose of the Flight School, which carries out all the requisite activities for training employees working in this area who need a licence or permit for their work. In addition, the company has the expertise to develop the field of air traffic control, and to draw up regulations in this field. It is also able to participate in projects at home and abroad, and to help contribute to decisions that benefit Slovenia as a country. Establishing cooperation with governmental bodies, most notably the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Armed Forces, is a significant part of national security and sovereignty, as air traffic control is of strategic importance and is a crucial element in the policing of Slovenian airspace.
The company provides air navigation services in Slovenia in accordance with Slovenian legislation, with European standards, with the standards and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), with letters of agreement (LoAs) concluded with neighboring air traffic controls, and with international treaties by which Slovenia is bound. The company has established good relationships with neighbouring countries, and its aim is to contribute to meeting the European Commission’s objectives in connection with the creation of functional airspace blocks (FABs) in Europe, and to obtain a strategic partner in the local region to secure its role in the future provision of air navigation services in the region.
With the help of highly qualified and highly motivated personnel, working in the entrepreneurial spirit and for the benefit of our clients, we aim for excellence in the provision of air navigation services and air traffic management in Slovenian and regional airspace, offering services that are flexible in capacity, reasonably priced, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable and of the very highest quality. Activities are carried out at the Company’s registered office, located at the new Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) at Zgornji Brnik 130n, 4210 Brnik – aerodrom, Slovenia. Activities are also carried out at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, Portorož Airport and Cerklje ob Krki Airport.
SLOVENIA CONTROL BY NUMBERS
- a medium-sized company with 229 employees;
- 106 air traffic controllers;
- a 9% increase in traffic in 2018;
- a total of 439,286 flights in the airspace of the Republic of Slovenia in 2018, with an average of 908 Instrument Flight Rules operations per day;
- a daily traffic record of 1,522 operations a day was reached in July 2018;
- to cross Slovenian territory, passenger airliners need an average of 10 minutes.