Аirports and airfields on the territory of Bulgaria can operate only if they have a certificate for operational worthiness. The Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” issues a certificate of operational worthiness of an airport when the following requirements are met:

  1. The technical specifications of the airfield and the facilities, the limitation of obstacles, equipments, visual air navigational systems, airport services and technical infrastructure needs to comply with the secondary Bulgarian geodetic legislation requirements;

  2. Meteorological information systems need to comply with the secondary legislation requirements of Bulgaria;

  3. Flight information services need to comply with Bulgarian legislation;

  4. Emergency, rescue and firefighting services need to comply with the secondary legislation requirements of Bulgaria.

Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” issues a certificate of operational worthiness of an airport when the following requirements are met:

  1. the technical specifications of the airfield and the facilities, the limitation of obstacles, equipment, visual air navigation systems, airport services and technical infrastructure need to comply with the secondary legislation requirements of Bulgaria;

  2. Directorate General approves a survey of the pertaining territory, including air access in scale 1:5000 or 1:25000 with marked access to the airfield with other types of transport from the neighbouring populated areas, and a geodetic photography in scale 1:1000 of the airfield, the buildings, the facilities and the underground infrastructure;

  3. the owner or the lessee of the airfield needs to have submitted the airfield project for coordination at Directorate General.

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