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.    


Date Content Status 
09/2019 Application form for exemptions DG Form 
08/2019 GM/INFO - HEL Avalanches  Update 
07/2019  AltMoC - Multi Pilot Crew System on Single Pilot Certified Aeroplane   Update 
06/2019 Adherence to Filed Flight Plan in European Airspace  News 
06/2019 GM/INFO Marginal Activity  Update 
05/2019 AltMoC - PVT OPS on AOC  Update 
05/2019  GM/INFO LoFT - Logging of Flight Time  Update
05/2019  GM/INFO NCC - Non-Commercial Complex Operations  Update
03/2019  GM/INFO MGMT PERS - Management Personnel  Update

In Focus

Introduction to Part-BOP

Information on commercial balloon operations (German).

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.

NAT HLA Illustration

Performance-Based Communication and Surveillance

PBCS, NAT HLA and other topics.

Revised Radiological Protection Ordinance

Information on the new Radiological Protection Ordinance.

Further Information


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 26.08.2019

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