Air operator's certificate; application

An air operator's certificate (AOC) must be applied for in order to operate commercial flights with aircraft in performance class B and/or non-technically complex helicopters that begin and end at the same airfield.


Special notes

If commercial air traffic operations are carried out with aircraft other than performance class B or with technically complex helicopters or under instrument flight rules (IFR), the authority responsible for issuing the air operator's certificate (AOC) is the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt.

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


No fixed deadlines, contact as early 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


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


  • 1,100.00 to 16,000.00 euros

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


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