Aerial work operations of foreign aircraft operators

Applicable legislation:
  • Air Safety Order ASO-2012-003, Rev.4 Aerial work operations performed by foreign operators in the Republic of Croatia
Application form: FAO-FRM-004

Aircraft operators from the Member States of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland

In accordance with the Regulation (EU) 965/2012, aircraft operators from the Member States of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland may conduct commercial specialized operations (aerial work) without the approval of the Agency, if in compliance with applicable requirements of Part ORO and SPO to Regulation 965/2012 and have submitted to its competent aviation authority a declaration in accordance with ORO.DEC.100.

The operator must send to the Agency notification about the intended operation which must contain information on the type of specialized operations (e.g. aerial photography, survey, skydiving etc.) including the area and date/period of operation.

The approval must be obtained by the aircraft operators intending to perform specialized operations with aircraft not subject to Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (Annex I Aircraft).

Approval must be obtained for cross-border commercial high-risk specialized operations (HR COM SPO). Detailed information on specialized operations considered as high-risk operations in the Republic of Croatia and the procedure for obtaining approval for their performance can be found at the following links:

Third country operators

For aerial work (specialized) operations in Croatia third country operator must obtain approval from the Agency in accordance with Air Safety Order ASO-2012-003.

The aircraft operator shall submit an application form together with the documentation specified on the form and administrative fee in amount of 20HRK. not later than fifteen (15) days before the start of the operation.


Pursuant to para 1, Art. 38 of the Regulation on the Rules of the Air (OG 32/18), VFR flights of public interest (e.g. flights for the purpose of calibration, aerial photography, oral fox vaccination, examination flights, etc.) must be announced and agreed upon with the competent air control of traffic no later than 7 business days prior to commencement of operations to the e-mail address: – Civil Approved Agency.