Dangerous goods: Operation

The transport of dangerous goods is regulated by ICAO Annex 18 (including Technical Instructions) and by Articles 16 and 16a of the Swiss Federal Air Transport Ordinance.

Certification leaflet on dangerous goods (complex operations-aeroplanes)

FOCA GM/INFO - CL Dangerous Goods Complex Aeroplanes (PDF, 1 MB, 06.02.2018)Describes the specific requirements of the dangerous goods regulations and provides guidance material on how to implement relevant operations matters into the operations manuals A and D

Guidance Material Dangerous Goods (helicopters)

FOCA GM/INFO - CL Dangerous Goods Helicopters (PDF, 1 MB, 18.06.2018)Operators policy in relation to the transport of Dangerous Goods in the operations manuals A and D (in format of a CL)


An exemption is required for transporting certain types of dangerous goods (in accordance with ICAO Technical Instructions, Part 1, Chapter 1.1.3). Applications must be submitted at least three working days in advance.

In accordance with the Swiss Ordinance on the Fees of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (GebV-FOCA), Art. 38 1 b, a fee of CHF 300 is charged for the issuing of exemptions in accordance with ICAO TIs, Part 1, 1.1.3.

Further information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA

Section Operation of Complex Airplanes

For operations of complex airplanes
Tel: +41 58 466 30 02

For shippers, consignors, helicopter operators, non-complex operations, screeners
Tel: +41 58 468 77 75


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