Flight Operations

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. 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.    


Datum  Inhalt Status  
02/2021 AltMoC - Digital Logbook dLog  REV 01
12/2020 Form 44.20 Operational Applications updated:
Special Authorizations: "Non-commercial OPS with AOC" deleted
REV 10
12/2020 GM/INFO - FOCA Examiner System (FES) ISS 01
12/2020 Form Differential List ACFT to FSTD updated REV 06
10/2020 NCC/SPO pages: Declaration Form updated  REV 07
10/2020  GM/INFO - Private Operation with Aeroplane Listed on AOC (replaces AltMoC) ISS 01
10/2020  GM/INFO - Language Assessor Handbook REV 01
09/2020 UPRT postponed until 31 March 2021 (Part-ORO) EASA
08/2020 Use of Flight Simulators according to Part-ORO  Update
08/2020  GM/INFO and Checklist - ORO.GEN.310 Mixed Operations ISS 01
07/2020  GM/INFO - Ground Operations Manual  ISS 02
07/2020  GM/INFO - Theorieprüfung für Privatpiloten  REV 04
06/2020 Helicopter DG Acceptance Checklist (Further Information)  REV 01
06/2020 AltMoC - Theoretical Knowledge Examination New
06/2020 GM/INFO - Examination Guide Helicopter ISS 01
06/2020 Dangerous Goods Training: Amendment of training provision and introduction of "Competency based approach" in the field of dangerous goods training New
06/2020  GM/INFO - CCIT/CCA (Cabin Crew Initial Training / Cabin Crew Attestation  REV 02

In Focus

Introduction to Part-BOP

Information on commercial balloon operations (German).

Use of Flight Simulators Part-ORO

for training, testing and verification purposes is part of an operator’s training programme [ORO.FC.145].

Electronic Flight Bag

EFB Application using Form 44.20 and the Specific Approval Checklist.

Further Information


Air Operator Certificate

Initial certification and variation of an AOC and issuance of an operating licence.

Change of Management

Information on the change of management personnel.

Operations Manual

Information on revisions in the Operations Manual (OM).
NAT HLA Illustration


PBCS, NAT HLA and other topics.

Revised Radiological Protection Ordinance

Information on the new Radiological Protection Ordinance.

Volcanic Ash

For the event of a volcanic eruption within or in the vicinity of the European Airspace Region, FOCA has defined measures applicable for all Swiss AOC-Holders.

Last modification 19.02.2021

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