SPO Operations


Since 21 April 2017 Annex VIII (Part-SPO) of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 on Air Operations is applicable to specialised operations (SPO) for the categories aeroplanes and helicopter. 

Specialised operations (formerly called aerial work) is where the aircraft is used for activities such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation and patrol or aerial advertisement. For further details of SPO criterias consult SPO.GEN.005 of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 on Air Operations. 

Holding an AOC does not provide the entitlement to perform SPO 

From here the website is divided into two parts for departmental reasons:

Further Information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA

Section Operation of Complex Airplanes 



Section Helicopter Flight Operations

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