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Annual Safety Report 2018

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Annual Safety Report 2018

The current safety report shows a 2018 run-through for Swiss civil aviation. Despite the events of August 4, the number of non-commercial accidents in Switzerland and of Swiss aircraft abroad fell from 39 (2017) to 16 (2018). Annual Safety Report 2018

 
 
 

Unruly passengers

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"Not On My Flight" campaing against unruly passengers

Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within Europe is threatened by passengers demonstrating unruly or disruptive behaviour. The campaing of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) draws attention to the consequences of unruly behavior. At least once a month the situation escalates to such a degree forcing the plane to perform an emergency landing.

 
 

End of operation of Skywork Airline

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End of operation Skywork Airlines AG

Das Regionalgericht Bern-Mittelland hat am 6. September über die Skywork Airlines AG den Konkurs eröffnet. Jetzt ist das Konkursamt Bern-Mittelland zuständig für die Abwicklung des Konkurses.

Additional Information

Travel and luggage

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Laptops, Powerbanks, mobile phones - what is allowed in the cabin?

Summer: time of holidays and travel. Over the years, the rules on air passengers' luggage have
evolved. To avoid being in an unpleasant situation, it is best to prepare your suitcase carefully, observing the regulations in force, which may have undergone some changes since your last trip. It is also important to remember
that some countries and airlines apply even stricter rules on baggage: if you have any doubt, contact your airline or the airport.

Allowed and forbidden items

Allowed and forbidden items

Allowed and forbidden items

Certain items, which are considered to be dangerous, may not be carried in a passenger’s luggage. A list displays a selection of dangerous items frequently carried. This list is meant to assist and to raise the awareness of flight passengers.

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.


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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Topics

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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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