Air operator's certificate; application

To perform commercial flights with aircraft of performance class B and/or non-technically complex helicopters, which start and end at the same aerodrome, an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) must be applied for.

Description

An Air Operator Certificate (AOC) is required for the operation of aircraft for the carriage of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration or other valuable consideration (= commercial air transport operation).

The operator must apply for this from the competent aviation authority before commencing commercial air traffic operations.

Among other things, the applicant must demonstrate to the authority that

  • all requirements imposed on operators of commercial air transport operations by Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and the associated Implementing Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 are met,
  • all aircraft operated have a certificate of airworthiness,
  • the structure and management of the operator is appropriate and commensurate with the size and scope of the operation.

Before issuing the AOC, the Authority shall verify that the operator complies with the legal requirements by conducting an oversight inspection at the operator's place of business.

Special notes

If commercial air traffic operations are carried out with aircraft other than performance class B or with technically complicated helicopters or according to instrument flight rules (IFR), the competent authority for issuing the AOC is the Federal Office of Civil Aeronautics (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt).

In this case, please contact the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, 38144 Braunschweig.

Deadlines

no fixed deadlines, contact as soon as possible

Required documents

  • Business registration
  • Extract from the commercial register
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Operating manual

    according to ORO.MLR.100 of Regulation (EU) No 965/2012

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Erteilung/Änderung eines Luftverkehrsbetreiberzeugnisses (Air Operator Certificate – AOC)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Konformitätserklärung zum Antrag der Genehmigung einer Minimum Equipment List
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

  • 1,100.00 to 16,000.00 Euro

    The costs are calculated on a case-by-case basis depending on the complexity of the matter.

Status: 18.11.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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