Legal bases flight operations

The applicable legal foundation for flight operations is based on international treaties and the laws and guidelines upon which these treaties were based. Both internationally applicable legal decrees and national provisions apply.

Switzerland is a member of the ICAO and, as a signatory of the agreement, undertakes to implement the standards of the ICAO in national law.

As an EASA member, Switzerland adopts EU law (ordinances, guidelines and directives) in the field of aviation via the Air Transport Agreement. Following the adoption of the Air Transport Agreement, these legal decrees shall also be directly applicable in Switzerland and shall take precedence over national regulations within their scope of application.

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