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Covid-19: Information for passengers

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Covid-19 : information for passengers

Because of the tightening of security measures taken by several countries and regions, air trafic may be restricted. For passenger stranded abroad, first contact your airline, your booking platform (travel agency) or travel insurance. If no solution can be found, we recommend contacting the FDFA Helpline. Further information

 
 

Covid-19: Notice to professionals

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Covid-19: Notice to specialists

17.3.2020 - Due to the circumstances caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, FOCA needs to take and communicate very short term decisions affecting pilots, training organizations and the aviation operators. Updated information can be found on this page

 
 

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.


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Reminder - Implementation of PBN privileges

In addition to the current conventional Instrument Rating (IR) prerequisites, further training and checking requirements as well as associated privileges were implemented for the instrument rated pilot in order to be authorized to fly Performance Based Navigation (PBN) in all phases of flight.

From 26th August 2018 PBN operations, including RNP Approaches, may only be flown by pilots holding an IR and PBN privileges in accordance with CR (EU) 2016/539

The information regarding acquisition and maintenance of PBN privileges please find under www.bazl.admin.ch/pbn

Info on the EU Regulation on EASA Air Ops Part-NCC

Info on the EU Regulation on EASA Air Ops Part-NCC

As of 25 August 2016, EU regulation No 965/2012 amended, Annex VI (Part-NCC) becomes applicable in Switzerland and all EASA member States. EASA Part-NCC in combination with Part-ORO and Part-SPA is addressing requirements for non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aeroplanes and helicopters.

For Specialists

For Specialists

In addition to the general website, the FOCA also operates a "Portal for Specialists", which contains detailed informations, documentation and forms for people who are active in the civil aviation sector in a professional or private capacity.

 

 


 

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