Aviation security program; application for approval for foreign air carrier

If you want to operate flights to Germany as a foreign airline, you must apply for approval of an aviation security program under certain conditions.



  • You submit the application
    • as aviation security officer or aviation security officer
    • as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    • by proxy


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

  • Go to the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and complete the online application.
    • You will need a BundID account to complete the online application.
  • You can upload your documents directly.
  • If the information is complete, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation will provide the aviation security officer (electronically and by post) with information on 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 a 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. (1 to 6 weeks)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    Wenn keine Luftsicherheitsbeauftragten benannt wurden oder die antragsstellende Person nicht der oder die Luftsicherheitsbeauftragte ist:

    • Verpflichtungserklärung

    Welche Unterlagen in Ihrem Fall erforderlich sind, können Sie dem Antragsformular entnehmen.

Online procedures


  • Fee: EUR 500 - EUR 5,000

    The fee depends on the size of the aircraft and the content of the aviation security program.


  • Objection
    You can lodge an objection within 1 month.


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