INFORMATION ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT | BULATSA

INFORMATION ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

For airspace users conducting flights with unmanned aircraft:

With regard to implementation of the requirement of Art. 13, para. 5, of Ordinance No. 2 of the Ministry of Transport of 10 March 1999 on flight rules:

“(5) (New – State Gazette, issue 80 of 2014, in force since 04.12.2014) The flights of unmanned aircraft shall be conducted in a reserved airspace after written permission by DG CAA.”

BULATSA informs all users of unmanned aircraft (for example, unmanned aircraft systems or unmanned aircraft vehicles) that they must abide by one of the following procedures:

1. For airspace users that do not have a valid operating permit issued by the Directorate General Civil Aviation Administration, they must:

  • Fill in a declaration as per model (a sample form and supporting table for determining the category of operations and class of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) you can find at: https://www.caa.bg/bg/category/633);
  • Send the completed declaration to e-mail: caa@caa.bg for the purpose of obtaining an operating permit;
  • After receiving the operating permit, the user fills in an "Application for use of airspace" (see sample below), signs the application, scans it (or takes a photo of it) and sends it to e-mail: amc@bulatsa.com, at least 8 calendar days before the planned use of the airspace (Art. 18, Para. 1, Item 2 of Instruction No. 24 of MTITC of 27 September 2013 on the operation of the Airspace Planning and Distribution Center of the Republic of Bulgaria);
    • Note: For better expeditiousness, it is permissible to send simultaneously the completed declaration (to e-mail: caa@caa.bg) and the completed "Application for use of airspace" (to e-mail: amc@bulatsa.com).
  • In case of approval of the application for use of airspace, the Airspace Planning and Distribution Center shall produce a NOTAM message and, after its publication, shall send a reply to the applicant containing information on the allowed for use airspace.

 

2. For airspace users that have a valid operating permit issued by the Directorate General Civil Aviation Administration:

  • the airspace user must fill in an "Application for use of airspace" (see sample below), sign the application, scan it (or take a photo of it) and send it to e-mail: amc@bulatsa.com, at least 8 calendar days before the planned use of the airspace (Art. 18, Para. 1, Item 2 of Instruction No. 24 of MTITC of 27 September 2013 on the operation of the Airspace Planning and Distribution Center of the Republic of Bulgaria);
  • In case of approval of the application for use of airspace, the Airspace Planning and Distribution Center shall produce a NOTAM message and, after its publication, shall send a reply to the applicant containing information on the allowed for use airspace.
APPLICATION FOR USE OF AIRSPACE
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