On March 12, 2020, the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia issued an Operational Notice regarding the implementation of safety measures requiring public air transport operators to provide sufficient disinfectants to prevent the spreading of COVID-19  On January 10, 2020, the following regulations were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia: the Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft, the Regulation amending the Regulation on training and certificates of the personnel responsible for conducting security screenings and training organizations of aviation security personnel, and the Regulation on the third country air carriers subject to ban or operating restriction. These regulations will enter into force on 18 january, with the exception of the Regulation on the Unmanned Aircraft, which will enter into force on 15 February. 

The Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia is in charge of issuing the Air Operator Certificate necessary for the performance of CAT operations.

The Civil Aviation Directorate carries out regular and ad-hoc inspections, thus verifying operation of air operators to which the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) has been issued.

The following activities are performed in the Operations Department:

  • Administrative and regulatory work, initial inspections, including inspections for the purpose of issuing an Operating License;
  • Periodic inspections, including annual and biennial verification in relation to the Operating Permit and safety oversight activities, and the related legislative and regulatory work;
  • Development of aviation regulations in the field of operations and harmonization of regulations with the international standards;
  • Accepting declarations by operators that conduct non-commercial operations with complex motor aircraft or perform specific operations;
  • Issue a Certificate of Qualification for the performance of specific high-risk activities performed for remuneration;
  • Analysis of changes introduced into the functional systems of operators;
  • Co-ordination with foreign aviation authorities regarding SAFA inspections at aerodromes in the Republic of Serbia, tasks related to aviation safety management, etc.

For more detail on the Operations Department competences please refer to the Fact Sheet section

For more detail on primary and secondary legislation please refer to the Regulations section