The number of accidents registered in Switzerland or involving Swiss aircraft in other countries dropped from 60 in 2015 to 40 last year. As far as Europe is concerned, 2016 was the safest year in the history of European commercial aviation. Link to report (PDF, 284 kB, 10.08.2017)
Certain items, which are considered to be dangerous, may not be carried in a passenger’s luggage. A list displays a selection of dangerous items frequently carried. This list is meant to assist and to raise the awareness of flight passengers.
The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) is responsible for aviation development and the supervision of civil aviation activities in Switzerland. The FOCA is part of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and is charged with ensuring that the high safety standards in civil aviation in Switzerland are maintained, and with pursuing a policy of sustainable development.
Note: Most Press releases are only available in German, French and Italian. Please check the FOCA homepage of these languages.
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As of 25 August 2016, EU regulation No 965/2012 amended, Annex VI (Part-NCC) becomes applicable in Switzerland and all EASA member States. EASA Part-NCC in combination with Part-ORO and Part-SPA is addressing requirements for non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aeroplanes and helicopters.
In addition to the general website, the FOCA also operates a "Portal for Specialists", which contains detailed informations, documentation and forms for people who are active in the civil aviation sector in a professional or private capacity.