Apply for aviation security program for German air carrier

If you are a German airline wishing to operate flights within the European Union (EU), you must apply for approval of an aviation security program under certain conditions.



  • You have already applied to the Federal Aviation Office for an operating license or already have one.
  • You are submitting the application
    • as aviation security officer or aviation security officer
    • by proxy


To apply for approval of an aviation security program, please proceed as follows:

  • Go to the federal portal and complete the online application.
    • You will need the ELSTER company account to complete the online application.
  • You can upload your documents directly. Alternatively, you can send your notification and documents to the LBA by e-mail, fax or post.
  • If the information is complete, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation will provide the aviation security officer (electronically and by post) with information for the creation of an aviation security program after checking the information.
  • The aviation security officer then draws up the aviation security program and transmits it to the Federal Aviation Office via the federal portal.
  • The Federal Aviation Office will review the aviation security program and coordinate any open questions with the aviation security officer.
  • Once your application has been processed by the authority, you will receive a notification and fee notice.

Special notes

Air carriers are obliged to report all changes affecting the aviation security program to the Federal Aviation Office.


There is no deadline.

Processing time

The processing time may vary depending on the particular circumstances of each case. The Luftfahrt-Bundesamt will provide information on the status of processing on request. (2 bis 6 Wochen)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    The following documents are required during the approval process:

    • if no aviation security officer has yet been appointed or if the application is made by proxy:
      • Declaration of commitment
    • if an aviation security officer has already been appointed:
      • Copy of the background check,
      • training certificate
      • Proof of completed further training

    Please refer to the application form to find out which documents are required in your case.

Online procedures


  • The fee depends on the size of the aircraft and the content of the aviation security program.
    fee: 1.000 EUR - 10.000 EUR


  • Objection
    You can lodge an objection within 1 month.


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