Aviation companies are required to hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), and as a rule also have to possess an operating licence in order to fly in Switzerland.
In order to obtain these documents they have to comply with the legal, operational and economic conditions that are specified in Swiss and European legislation. The FOCA is also the authority responsible for prosecution and administrative proceedings if the relevant regulations are not complied with.
This section contains all the necessary information relating to certification and supervision in connection with flights with aircraft, helicopters and other forms of air transport. Here you will also find information concerning the transport of hazardous goods, transport rights, aerial work carried out with the aid of helicopters, and regulations relating to flight operations.
Alternative Means of Compliance
Air Operators Conference 2017 (ZIP, 9 MB, 23.05.2017)This folder (.zip) contains the presentations of the air operators' conference 2017 in Berne.
Air Operators Conference 2016 (H) (ZIP, 22 MB, 30.05.2016)This folder (.zip) contains the presentations of the air operators' conference 2016 in Ittigen.
Air Operators Conference 2016 (A) (ZIP, 10 MB, 20.05.2016)This folder (.zip) contains the presentations of the air operators' conference 2016 in Berne.