Balloons


Application for granting an approval to conduct commercial operations - BMK (§104. LFG)

Tel.: +43 (0) 1 711 62 65 0


In the application for granting an approval to conduct commercial operations, the applicant shall provide evidence of sufficient financial means for the establishment and operation of the company.

The application shall include:
  • surname and first name (company), address (registered office) and principal place of business of the company,
  • name, city and citizenship of the persons authorised to represent the company,
  • planned scope of operation = passenger flights, night VFR flights,
  • the intended geographic areas, i.e. the area covered by the intended operations,
  • the intended number and type of aircraft,
  • the intended operational organisation.
For further information please visit the homepage of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK).
Following the approval of commercial operations issued by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) the operator shall declare compliance with the applicable requirements laid down in Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and the requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) 2018/395. By declaration the operator additionally confirms to allocate adequate resources to fulfil all legal responsibilities related to the operation of balloons.
Operation may only be commenced after submission of this declaration.
 
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Declaration Balloon    (please download)

Within 10 days of receipt of the declaration Austro Control GmbH will issue a confirmation of receipt to the operator. A copy of the declaration shall be carried on board.
The continuous oversight of an operator by the aviation authority is intended to contribute to the safety of operations and to ensure that the applicable legal regulations are complied with. 
The following procedures are used to exercise oversight:
  • Audits
  • Inspections (announced / unannounced)
  • Other reviews (e.g. manual review)
In addition to the scheduled oversight of CAT operators, the above-mentioned procedures may also be applied due to specific events at the discretion of the authority.
With exception of aircraft acc. to Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and tethered balloons the requirements specified in Regulation (EU) 2018/395 are applicable for operation of balloons. The operator shall comply with the provisions laid down in Part BAS of this regulation. Additionally, commercial operators shall apply for an approval for commercial operations at the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) according to the rules laid down in Luftfahrtgesetz (LFG), submit a declaration to Austro Control GmbH and shall comply with Part ADD of Regulation (EU) 2018/395.