Country Profile

Republic of Slovenia
(Republika Slovenija)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
25 June 1991
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
154 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
146 of 242 in the World

The Country


The Republic of Slovenia is a small state in south-eastern Europe. It is situated in the north-western part of the Balkan Peninsula. It borders Austria to the north, Hungary to the north-east, Croatia to the south-east and Italy and the Adriatic Sea to the west. The country is mountainous, with fertile valleys and several rivers. Some 42% of the land is forested. It occupies a land area of 20,251 km2 (7820 sq miles) and has a population of 1,974,839 inhabitants (according to the 1991 Census). Its population comprises 88% Slovenes, 3% Croats, 2% Serbs, 1% Bosniak and 6% others. The capital city is Ljubljana.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Slovenian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Slovenia
Yahoo Slovenia page
wikipedia: Slovenia
wikipedia: History of Slovenia
Slovenian Government page
Slovenian Tourism page


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Slovenia.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Upon independence in 1991, the registration prefix SL-xxx was unofficially adopted, eg: SL-HAA.
The formally allocated registration prefix ‘S5-‘ has been used since 199?, eg: S5-AAD.

All-time Slovenia – civil aircraft register (S5-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Army Aviation (Air Force of the Slovenian Army)

Central Government Agencies

Government (Slovenian Government Aviation)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – none known
Police Aviation (Slovenian Police Aviation Unit)

Commercial Aviation

Adria Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Slovenia
The World’s Airlines: Slovenia

Private Aviation

Aeronautical Association of Slovenia
Flycom – Commercial helicopter aviation


Aircraft Manufacturers

Pipistrel – Slovenian UL Aircraft manufacturer

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Ljubljana Airport
Portoroz Airport
Airports in Slovenia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

There are plans for a European Aviation Museum at Maribor Airport.

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Slovenia

Aviation Bibliography

Slovenia Aviation Bibliography

Web Links

World Trans Siberia
With an Ultralight Plane around the World in 80 days.

Thanks to Matjaz Partlic for updating this information.

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