All airlines and AOC holders, registered in Bulgaria benefit of the country’s EU membership and all connected Single Sky and Open Skies agreements. Country’s location is quite beneficial as it is almost in the middle on the route between the large airport hubs of the Middle East (Dubai, Doha etc.) and Western Europe’s largest airports (Frankfurt, Paris, London). […]

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Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very big, but has a potential to grow as Bulgaria is part of the EU and any registered aircraft in Bulgaria will […]

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If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the airline goes bankrupt. In such cases the owner of the airframe might acquire title over the engine if the engine […]

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If an airline has a claim against a ground handling operator in Bulgaria, most probably the claim will be resolved according to rules of the signed IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA). In extremely rare cases, the ground handling company in Bulgaria will have its own custom handling agreement. All major ground handling companies such as Swissport (servicing […]

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Air transportation in Bulgaria is governed simultaneously by EU legislation e.g. Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 [PDF 113Kb], international aviation law and the domestic legislation, such as the Civil Aviation Act and secondary legislation ordinances. The authority which supervises civil air transport is Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration”. How to establish an air carrier in Bulgaria […]

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