Economic viability

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Among other competencies the FOCA is responsible for the audit and ongoing oversight of the economic viability of Swiss air carriers to which a commercial operating licence has been granted to.

The economic viability of an airline company is an important prerequisite to obtain and maintain a Swiss operating licence for performing commercial flights according to Swiss civil aviation law. Therefore, the FOCA applies an initial financial audit when conferring or when renewing an operating licence. Following the initial application the FOCA monitors the financial and economic state of licenced air carriers according to a regular financial reporting system in order to assess that the air carries satisify the financial requirements given by the law.

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Further information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation

Economic Affairs

Chantal Imsand Lüthi
Tel: +41 58 469 29 66

Sara Kurth
Tel: +41 58 469 29 72

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