Specialized flight operations; submission of the declaration

The commercial specialized flight operation is subject to the obligation to declare.

Description

Specialized operation means any operation, other than a commercial operation, in which the aircraft is used for specialized activities, such as agriculture, construction, aerial photography, surveying, observation and surveillance, or aerial advertising.

Specialized air operations may be commercial or noncommercial.

Commercial Specialized Flight Operations

Commercial specialized flight operations have been subject to declaration requirements since April 21, 2017.

Accordingly, corresponding flight operations are permitted if a declaration has been made to the competent aviation authority in accordance with ORO.DEC.100 of Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 on the conduct of commercial specialized flight operations. In it, you declare that the relevant organizational requirements have been met and that the management system documentation, including the operations manual, complies with the applicable requirements of Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012. Upon receipt of your complete declaration, you will receive a written confirmation in accordance with ARO.GEN.345 of Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012.

Non-commercial specialized flight operations with other than technically complex aircraft.

These are, for example, competition and display flights, flights for the purpose of dropping parachutists, flights for towing gliders and aerobatic flights, provided that they meet the requirements of SPO.GEN.005 letters b) and c) of Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012.

In these cases, the conduct of flight operations is governed by Annex VII (Part-NCO) of Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012. The submission of a declaration in accordance with ORO.DEC.100 of Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 is not required in these cases.

However, special reference is made to the requirements according to NCO.SPEC.105. According to this, a clear list must be drawn up for the respective type of specialized flight operation on the basis of a completed risk assessment and reviewed on a regular basis.

Compliance with the requirements is subject to ongoing supervision by the competent authority.

Procedure

The aviation authorities are responsible for receiving your declaration if you have your place of residence or business in Bavaria and the flight operation is conducted with aircraft other than technically complex aircraft (Def.: Art. 3 letter j of Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008) and exclusively according to visual flight rules. Otherwise, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt is the competent authority.

The declaration must be submitted using the form provided (see under "Forms").

Deadlines

The declaration must be submitted before the intended start of operations.

Forms

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

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Erklärung gemäß der Verordnung (EU) Nr. 965/2012 über den Flugbetrieb
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    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.

Status: 08.08.2022

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

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