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Annual Safety Report 2019

Annual safety report 2019

Annual Safety Report 2019

This Annual Safety Report (ASR 2019) covers the safety projects that the FOCA pursued in 2019 and the incidents that occurred in Swiss civil aviation in the reporting year, by category, and describes how appropriate measures were implemented and the measures planned for the future.
Annual Safety Report 2019 (PDF, 2 MB, 19.08.2020)


Newsletter FOCA

FOCA's Newsletter

FOCA's Newsletter

Would you like to keep up to date with news from the FOCA? Are you interested in topics from light aviation and flight schools, developments in innovation and digitalisation or other exciting aviation topics? Then take a look at what we have to offer and subscribe to the various FOCA newsletters!


Covid-19: Information for passengers

Droits des passagers

Covid-19 : information for passengers

8.6.2020 - 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

English only

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.


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