In Focus

Annual Safety Report 2020

Annual Safety Report 2020

Annual Safety Report 2020

2020 will remain in the memory of the civil aviation sector for a long time to come. The decrease of registered occurrences (3724) of around 45% compared to 2019 is little surprising, considering the unprecedented slumps in commercial flight movements. The ASR provides the most relevant findings and developments from the data analyses and an overview of FOCA’s safety projects and challenges.
Annual Safety Report 2020 (PDF, 3 MB, 14.04.2021)


European drone regulation


New information web portal on the European regulation on drones

A new section of the FOCA website introduces for information purposes the european legislation on drones.

The existing part of the website presenting Swiss national legislation, which is still in force, remains online and accessible.

Flights with Morocco suspended

Brennpunkt Laudamotion

Suspension of flights between Morocco and Switzerland

23.2.2021 - Moroccan authorities suspended yesterday all flights between Morocco and Switzerland. FOCA invites passengers, in particular those stranded in Morocco, to consult the information and advice on this page.

Regulations for air travellers entering Switzerland


Regulations for air travellers entering Switzerland

18.2.2021 - The entry regulations decided by the Federal Council against the pandemic on 17 February require an adjustment of the relevant Covid 19 ordinances. They come into force on 22 February 2021.

Brexit: passenger rights

United Kingdom

Brexit - changes to air passenger rights from 1.1.2021

As a result of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European union, changes in the passenger rights enter into force on first of January 2021. 

Please check this page for details.

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) is responsible for aviation development and the supervision of civil aviation activities in Switzerland. The FOCA is part of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and is charged with ensuring that the high safety standards in civil aviation in Switzerland are maintained, and with pursuing a policy of sustainable development.


Drones and aircraft models

Regulation and up to date information

Sachplan Verkehr, Teil Infrastruktur Luftfahrt (SIL)

Sectoral Aviation Infrastructure Plan (SAIP)

The Sectoral Aviation Infrastructure Plan (SAIP) is the federal government's planning and coordination instrument for civil aviation.



Civil aviation statistics comprise data relating to airports and airlines.

Press releases

Note: Most Press releases are only available in German, French and Italian. Please check the FOCA homepage of these languages.  

Press Releases


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Occurrence reporting