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Carbon neutral flying


Carbon neutral flying: the Federal Council adopts the report

Climate-friendly aviation ? The report «Carbon neutral flying by 2050» sets out technical measures.

The Federal Council adopted the report on 21 February 2024 in fulfilment of a postulate.

Flight personnel statistics


Flight personnel statistics

How many new airline pilot licences were issued in 2023? How many women have a valid licence to fly a helicopter?

Are there more instructors for gliders or for balloons?

Flight personnel statistics answers this and many other questions.



Good start for new drone regulations

In Switzerland, more than 46,000 drone pilots have now obtained their certificate of competence. The implementation in Switzerland of the EU's drone regulations has gone smoothly.
The FOCA is encouraging drone pilots who do not require a certificate to nevertheless take the free online training course.

Sustainable aviation


A decisive step towards sustainable aviation

Alternative fuels should reduce CO2 emissions from global aviation by 5% by 2030: This was agreed at the ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF) in Dubai. Switzerland is committed to a solution that is compatible with the federal government's climate policy. This is a decisive step towards achieving the global international aviation goal of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.



The « Aérodromes » section gets a refresh

The « Aérodromes » section of the FOCA website has been restructured and updated. A new, more coherent design has been put in place: a page dedicated to each aerodrome presents the essential information in a more user-friendly way.
As a result, the links (url) to the aerodrome pages have changed; users who had saved in their favourites the link of a page will have to update it.

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.

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Press releases

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Press Releases


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