News Archive


Fri 12.02.2021

Pilot examinations resumed

We would like to inform you that the pilot examinations at Austro Control GmbH are taking place according to schedule. Likewise, operations at the external examination centres in Austria will be resumed.
Fri 11.12.2020

UPDATE Pilot examinations and licensing

Unfortunately, the current measures relating to COVID-19 and the decisions taken by the Austrian Federal Government still do not allow us to open up the areas of pilot licensing and pilot examination.
Fri 04.12.2020

Effects of pandemic control measures SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 on the transportation of dangerous goods

Current public restrictions on pandemic control pose a number of problems for those affected when it comes to the transport of dangerous goods. In the area of the safe transport of dangerous goods by air, this concerns dangerous goods training, the validity of which ends and cannot be extended due to restrictions.
Tue 17.11.2020

COVID-19: Update Pilots licenses and examinations

In response to the measures taken by the Government of Austria regarding the most recent COVID-19 situation and therein instructions of reducing contact between individuals, Austro Control GmbH reduces customer traffic to a minimum.
Tue 03.11.2020

COVID-19: Update Pilot Examinations

After evaluation of the current developments and with reference to the COVID-19 Protective Measures Ordinance (BGBl. II Nr. 463/2020), we would like to inform you that protective measures will be introduced in the area of "pilot examinations" from 03.11.2020.
Fri 09.10.2020

LTH 28A - Winches and accessories for launching of sailplanes

This information is currently only available in German.
Mon 03.08.2020

BTH A-013 - Issue and keeping of records regarding cabin crew attestations

Information currently only available in German.
Wed 25.03.2020

Effects of pandemic control measures SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 on the transportation of dangerous goods

Current public restrictions on pandemic control pose a number of problems for those affected when it comes to the transport of dangerous goods.
Wed 25.03.2020

Effects of pandemic control measures SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 on the transportation of dangerous goods

Current public restrictions on pandemic control pose a number of problems for those affected when it comes to the transport of dangerous goods.
Fri 18.10.2019

LTH 58A - Parachutes

Wed 31.07.2019

Wed 31.10.2018

Revision BTA A-003

Wed 01.08.2018

Mon 16.04.2018

Please be advised of the following airspace information for the Eastern Mediterranean / Nicosia FIR area:

Due to the possible launch of airstrikes into Syria with air-to-ground and / or cruise missiles, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean / Nicosia FIR area.
Wed 24.01.2018

DTO-Workshop

Wed 04.10.2017

Agenda Roadshow 2017

Wed 16.11.2016

Agenda Roadshow 2016

Thu 12.05.2016

Mon 22.02.2016

Thu 17.12.2015

Wed 02.12.2015

Fri 16.10.2015

Wed 15.07.2015

Tue 07.10.2014

FEM - Version 5.0

Mon 07.07.2014

List of questions for pilots of unmanned aircraft

Austro Control has issued a new list of questions for pilots of unmanned aircraft. For examinations between 14.07.2014 and 15.08.2014, candidates can choose to be tested with the old or with the new questions. After 15.08.2014, only the new questionnaire will be used.

June 24, 2014

TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS - from the 1st of January 2015 there will be a ban on Lithium-Metal-Batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft in place

May 8, 2014

Important Information regarding the gradual transition of the Language Proficiency Test System into LABs

Based on the regulation Assessment Procedures for Language Proficiency according to VO (EU)  N° 1178/2011 Annex I (Part-FCL) FCL.055 (e) (ZPH FCL 7) exams for Language Proficiency are to be held via and supervised by certified LABs (Language Assessment Bodies) only.
Details please find in the area Language Proficiency, which refers to and sums up the new provisions of the above mentioned regulation (ZPH FCL 7) and the guideline Founding an LAB (Language Assessment Body) and certification of LPEs/LPLEs (ZPH FCL 8) .

March 21, 2014

FEM - Version 4.0
These chapters “Limitiations for Aeroplanes “ and “Limitations for Helicopters “ of the Flight Examiner’s Manual were updated recently.

March 4, 2014

Erforderliche Adaptierung der FTO/TRTO Ausbildungsbetriebe gem. VO (EU) Nr. 1178/2011 bis zum 08.04.2014 ==> only in German available

 

Die Austro Control  weist darauf hin, dass FTOs bzw. TRTOs nach dem 08.04.2014 den Ausbildungsbetrieb nur weiterführen dürfen, wenn alle Anforderungen der VO (EU) Nr. 1178/2011 erfüllt sind.

Weitere Informationen und Hinweise entnehmen Sie bitte diesem Schreiben.

December 19, 2013

Austro Control hosted a series of informational events for registered facilities to provide them with support and assistance in the conversion to the new European Union Commission Regulation. The respective presentations can be downloaded via this link.

 

RF-Info-Day Ausbildungshandbuch

RF-Info-Day Betriebshandbuch

RF-Info-Day Compliance

RF-Info-Day Legal Basics

RF-Info-Day SMS Überblick (Pink)

RF-Info-Day SMS Überblick (Winternitz)

December 17, 2013

Regulations regarding Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Austro Control as responsible authority has developed detailed regulations regarding Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.

November 19, 2013

CAN FCL 1 (ATO approval according to Part-ORA) published in its revision 1
The Civil Aircrew Notice (CAN) FCL 1 regarding the approval of approved training organisations (ATOs) according to regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 and the requirements for ATO manuals was published in its revision 1 (13.11.2013). Significant amendments can be found in chapter 4 and its appendices (ATO approval form and manual compliance checklists) as well as in chapter 5.2 (additional information regarding the requirements for the safety management system).

November 12, 2013

ACHTUNG! Terminverschiebung der vierten Informationsveranstaltung für Vertreter von RFs! ==> only in German available

Seit dem 08.04.2013 können Flugschulen den Antrag auf eine ATO („Approved Training Organisation“) gemäß EU Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1178/2011 und 290/2012 PART-ORA stellen. Austro Control bietet seit Oktober vier Informationsveranstaltungen für Vertreter von RFs, mit dem Ziel die Umstellung auf eine ATO gemäß PART-ORA zu unterstützen und offene Fragen zu beantworten, an. Mehr Details entnehmen Sie bitte der Einladung.

October 30, 2013

Ab Dezember: Neue Telefonnummern bei der Pilotenlizenzierung
==> only in German available

Ab 2.12.2013 erweitern wir die telefonische Servicezeit der Pilotenlizenzierung und stellen für Ihr Anliegen eine eigene Durchwahl zur Verfügung, sodass Sie direkt zum richtigen Ansprechpartner gelangen. Wir kommen damit einem vielfach geäußertem Kundenwunsch zur Reduzierung der Wartezeit am Telefon sowie zur Erweiterung der Servicezeiten nach. Nähere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte dieser Kundeninformation.

October 4, 2013

Operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

According to the amendment of the Luftfahrtgesetz (LFG) the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems will be possible as of 1.1.2014. The following information offers a summary of the most important details regarding the technical certification and the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (in particular of Class 1 pursuant Luftfahrtgesetz).

Further information

September 12, 2013

OPERATIONS INFORMATION LETTER (OIL) 12/2013 released

Austro Control GmbH herewith releases the OPERATIONS INFORMATION LETTER 12/2013 “Issue and record keeping of Cabin Crew Attestations”.

The Information is based on regulation (EWG) No 3922/91 as amended by REG (EC) No 859/2008 to be replaced in the near future by REG (EC) No 965/2012 together with REG (EC) No 290/2012 and is related to operators with cabin crews involved in commercial operation.

August 9, 2013

Civil Aircrew Notice (CAN) FCL 2 - Introduction of „Aircrew Regulation“ - Revision 2 published

The Civil Aircrew Notice FCL 2 (GZ LSA 320-01/02-13) laying down provisions for the introduction of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (“Aircrew Regulation”) has been published in its revision 2. Significant changes are specified below:

  • Item 4.2.1: Possibility of application of the provisions regarding the new mountain rating without prejudice to the “Opt-out” until 08.04.2015
  • Items 4.3.4a and 4.3.4b: Applicability of Part-FCL provisions to instructor and examiner certificates for aircraft according to Regulation (EG) No 216/2008 Annex II including rules for exemptions in special Item
  • Item 4.3.5a: Use of type rated Annex II aircraft for respective type rating training
  • Item 4.4.3: Alleviation for the conversion of JAR CRI and CRE certificates for single pilot high performance complex aeroplanes into respective TRI and TRE certificates according to Part-FCL including the privileges to act as TRI or TRE in multi-pilot-operation (prove of respective experience)

July 26, 2013

New CAN for the performance of the „On-the-Job training“

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1149/2011 of 21.10.2011 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003 of 20.10.2003 revised the „On-the-Job Training“ as a requirement to issue a license for certifying staff according (EC) No. 2042/2003 Annex III (Part-66) in Appendix III point 6 “On-the-Job Training”.

The Civil Aircrew Notice (ACG) ZPH GEN 2 and appendices rules the implementation and performance of the “On-the-Job Training” in maintenance organizations according  (EC) No 2042/2003 Annex I (Part-M/Subpart F) or (EC) No 2042/2003 Annex II (Part-145).

Contact:
Dr. Reinhold Hofer () or Ing. Sebastian Klug ().

June 10, 2013

As an internal EU-FCL training event is performed on July 8th and 9th 2013, there will be no office hours and telephone support.

Your applications can be submitted at the reception desk at the main entrance instead. Please send us your request in due time to allow a swift completion.

Thank you for your understanding!
Your Licence -Team

May 22, 2013

ZPH FCL 2: Veröffentlichung der Revision 1 ==> only in German available

Der Zivilluftfahrtpersonal-Hinweis FCL 2 (GZ LSA 320-01/02-13), mit welchem Festlegungen im Zusammenhang mit der Einführung der VO (EU) Nr. 1178/2011 („Aircrew Regulation“) getroffen werden, wurde in seiner Revision 1 veröffentlicht. Die einzige Änderung betrifft das Kapitel 4.2.1 dahingehend, dass die vorzeitige Anwendung der Bestimmung in Anhang 1 zur „Aircrew Regulation“ (Teil-FCL) FCL.820 (Testflugberechtigung) sowie des Abschnitts K Kapitel 11 (Testfluglehrberechtigung) nicht bereits ab 08.04.2013 erfolgen kann. Im Interesse einer gesicherten und einheitlichen Rechtsanwendung wird unter Ausnützung der „Opt-out“-Frist bis 08.04.2015 eine diese Testflugberechtigungen betreffende derzeit noch in Bearbeitung befindliche Änderung der VO (EU) Nr. 748/2012 („Part-21“) abgewartet.

May 3, 2013

Online Publication - Airworthiness Directives

Starting with April 12th, 2013 Austro Control GmbH publishes current Airworthiness Directives online. This list contains all international Airworthiness Directives (AD), which were published since January 1st, 2009. It takes into account those aircraft models, which were registered in the Austrian aircraft registry on the issue date of the Airworthiness Directive. Furthermore, the list contains all Airworthiness Directives, which were issued by Austro Control GmbH prior to September 28th, 2003.

April 15, 2013

Guidelines for training organisations

As announced in a previous issue of ACG News Austro Control GmbH has created a Civil Aircrew Notice (ZPH) for all Flight Training Organisations (FTO), Type Rating Training Organisations (TRTOs) and Registered Facilities (RFs), that will provide support with the transition to new requirements and provisions of Part-ORA and Part-FCL. See ZPH FCL 1 (including attachment)

April 15, 2013

April 4, 2013

Austausch der JAR-Lizenzen durch PART FCL-Lizenzen
==> only in German available

Gemäß Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1178/2011 - Artikel 4  (1) gelten nach JAR-FCL ausgestellte Lizenzen, die ein Mitgliedstaat vor dem 8.4.2013 erteilt oder anerkannt hat, als gemäß dieser Verordnung ausgestellt. Die Mitgliedstaaten ersetzen diese Lizenzen spätestens bis 8.4.2018 durch Lizenzen, die dem in Teil-ARA festgelegten Format entsprechen.

Seitens der Austro Control GmbH wird zur Klarstellung darauf hingewiesen, dass das auf der JAR-Lizenz eingetragene Gültigkeitsdatum der Lizenz, welches vor dem 8.4.2018 liegt, jedenfalls den spätestens möglichen Zeitpunkt für den Austausch auf das neue Lizenzformat gemäß PART-FCL darstellt.

Eine nach JAR-FCL ausgestellte Lizenz, die beispielhaft am 15.4.2013 ihre Gültigkeit verliert, müsste somit vor diesem Zeitpunkt durch eine Lizenz nach PART-FCL ausgetauscht werden. Ein entsprechender Antrag ist daher rechtzeitig an die Austro Control GmbH zu richten.

Wir ersuchen daher alle Lizenzinhaber auf das Gültigkeitsdatum ihrer gemäß JAR-FCL ausgestellten Lizenzen zu achten und mit der Austro Control GmbH in Kontakt zu treten, um den Austausch zu ermöglichen.

Eine Ausübung der mit der gemäß JAR-FCL ausgestellten Lizenz verbundenen Rechte, ist unbeschadet der Tatsache, dass diese nach dem 8.4.2013 als nach PART-FCL ausgestellte Lizenz gilt, nach Ablauf der darin ausgewiesenen Gültigkeit nicht zulässig.

Für weitere Informationen hinsichtlich der Umschreibungen wenden Sie sich bitte an: , respektive unsere FAQs unter: www.austrocontrol.at/piloten/pilotenlizenzen/faq/allgemeine_und_rechtliche_fragen

March 28, 2013

Information für die Besitzer von unbefristeten Anerkennungen ausländischer Zivilluftfahrerscheine
==> only in German available

Austro Control möchte nochmals auf die am 01.08.2012 seitens des Gesetzgebers erfolgte Änderung der ZLPV hinweisen: Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Gültigkeit von Anerkennungen ausländischer Scheine, welche von der Behörde ohne Befristung erteilt wurden, mit 01.04.2013 endet. 

Anerkennungen von in § 20 Abs. 2 oder Abs. 3 der Änderung der Zivilluftfahrtpersonalverordnung 2006 (ZLPV 2006), ausgegeben am 01.08.2012, genannten ausländischen Scheinen, welche von der zuständigen Behörde ohne Befristung erteilt wurden, sind bis zum Ablauf des 01.04.2013 gültig. Eine neuerliche Anerkennung oder Umschreibung des entsprechenden ausländischen Zivilluftfahrerscheins hat bis zum 08.04.2013 nach dem Regulativ der Anlage 1 (JAR-FCL 1) zur ZLPV 2006, respektive der Anlage 7 (JAR-FCL 2) zur ZLPV 2006, zu erfolgen. 

Neuerliche Anerkennungen oder Umschreibungen nach dem 08.04.2013 haben nach dem Regulativ der Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1178/2011 (PART-FCL) zu erfolgen. Die Bestimmungen für die Anerkennung / Umschreibung ausländischer Scheine finden Sie im Anhang III der Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1178/2011.

February 25, 2013

Important information regarding hand entries on the backside of licences, issued by Austro Control GmbH

According to § 41 LFG, an equality of treatment of all Examiner authorizations, issued according to the regulations of the JAA and Examiner authorizations, issued in Austria, comes into effect. Hence, a pilot, who holds an Examiner authorization, issued by a Member State with “Mutual Recognition”, is allowed to make hand entries on the backside of licenses, which are issued by Austro Control. This procedure is valid until the 8th of April 2013; as by this date the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 is coming into force.

The exact procedure, how hand entries on the backside of licences, issued by Austro Control GmbH, can be made is published at:

www.austrocontrol.at/luftfahrtbehoerde/safety/hinweise_anweisungen/zpa

February 7, 2013

MED Workshop

The "Aircrew Regulation" - the new EU regulation concerning air crew - was the center of the MED workshop which was organized together by Austro Control and EASA and took place on the 26th January 2013. The event was held as specialist training course for doctors. About 80 Aero-medical examiners and flight psychologists attended the free workshop and were able to benefit from the combined information. Below you will find the information brochure, compendium of european regulations (EU) No. 1178/2011 and (EU) No. 290/2012 and the tables Restrictions / Limitations for flight attendants and Medical fitness examinations in comparison, which were presented at the Information Day.

February 7, 2013

FCL Regional Workshop

The "Aircrew Regulation" - the new EU regulation concerning air crew - was the center of the FCL workshop which was organized together by Austro Control and EASA and took place on the 24th January 2013. The event was very well attended - about 125 people visited the free workshop and were able to benefit from the combined information that was presented among others by the experts of the EASA Matthias Borgmeier and Helen Pietila. Please find attached the workshop presentations.

Austro Control presentation   EASA presentation 1   EASA presentation 2

November 30, 2012

OPERATIONS INFORMATION LETTER (OIL) 1-2011 Revision 2 released

Austro Control released Revision 2 of the OPERATIONS INFORMATION LETTER(OIL) 1-2011 comprised changes in the application data. The changes are based on ICAO Annex 6, Part 1 und 3, Amendment 35 (Low visibility operations) and Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 Annex II, Appendix II.

November 23, 2012

FAQ

Our recently created FAQ can now be accessed under the following link.

October 22, 2012

Change of competent authority for ultralight aeroplanes - Publications by Austro Control

On 15-09-2012 the new provisions of the Regulation for the Jurisdiction of the Austrian Aero Club (§§ 1 Abs 1 Z 2 in connection with 9 Abs 9 of” Österreichischen Aero Club Zuständigkeitsverordnung” - ÖAeCVO, BGBl Nr 394/1994 idF BGBl II Nr 261/2012) came into effect and transferred the jurisdiction for ultralight aeroplane licences from Austro Control to the Austrian Aero Club. Additionally, the Austrian national Civil Air Crew Regulation was amended in such way that the previous rules for ultralight aeroplanes (§ 24 Abs 2 and 4 ZLPV 2006 idF BGBL II Nr 21/2012) were replaced by  §§ 24a ff ZLPV 2006 (idF BGBl II Nr 260/2012 - new “Ultralight Licence”). Therefore, the publications for ultralight aeroplanes by Austro Control (Licence regulations and Syllabus according to § 24 Abs 2 und 4 ZLPV 2006) are no longer in force and have been removed from Austro Control’s website.

September 4, 2012

OPERATIONS INFORMATION LETTER (OIL) 1-2011 Revision 1 veröffentlicht

Die Austro Control hat die Revision 1 des OPERATIONS INFORMATION LETTER
(OIL) 1-2011 veröffentlicht, welche Änderungen in den Antragsinhalten darstellt. Die  Änderungen basieren auf Anpassungen zu ICAO Annex 6, Part 1 und 3, Amendment 35 (Performance- Based Navigation), Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1322/2011 betreffend ACAS Softwareversion 7.1 und allgemeine Textergänzungen.

August 22, 2012

Prüfervermerke auf Lizenzen - Zivilluftfahrtpersonal-Anweisung veröffentlicht

Die Austro Control GmbH hat für die Vornahme von Prüfervermerken auf Lizenzen (Handeinträge gemäß § 8 Abs 2a bis 2c ZLPV 2006) gemäß § 1b ZLPV 2006 eine Zivilluftfahrtpersonal-Anweisung (ZPA) veröffentlicht, welche detaillierte Regelungen für die Vornahme der handschriftlichen Prüfervermerke enthält. Die ZPA ist unter diesem Link zu finden.

August 2, 2012

Mit Inkrafttreten der ZLPV 2006 Novelle am 01.08.2012 kommt es zu einer wesentlichen Änderung im Bereich der Flugprüfer, welche Einfluss auf alle Lizenzinhaber hat.
Ab dem Inkrafttreten der genannten Verordnung ist es Flugprüfern gestattet, Verlängerungen von Berechtigungen direkt auf der Lizenz vorzunehmen. Die bisherige Befristung der Eintragung durch den Flugprüfer auf vier Wochen ist obsolet, ebenso wird die Verlängerung nicht mehr alleine durch die Behörde auf der Lizenz eingetragen.

Nähere Details finden Sie hier:
Handeintrag Flugprüfer gemäß der ZLPV 2006 Novelle 2012

July 27, 2012

Referring to our publication on July 12th, 2012 („Announcement for Training Organisations regarding the Introduction of EU-FCL”) we would like to inform that some essential alterations in the documents were done. With this "expression of interest" we would like to elicit the existing interest for changeovers to ATO’s ("Approved Training Organisation”). Please transmit the filled-out “expression of interest” to ”.

July 25, 2012

We would like to inform that on Monday, August 20th and Friday, September 14th(at 10:00 am) two Training Organisation Information events will take place at Austro Control. The content of these events will be presented by the Austrian Aero Club and Austro Control (Topics so far are: Introduction to the "Aircrew regulation"+booklet, which amendments are planned and who is going to be affected, important facts to consider, etc.). Due to limited capacity we kindly ask for your timely registration via Email to  ""  (Subject: Registration Information event), only after the confirmation your application/registration is guaranteed. Further Information events and dates will be published on time on our website.

July 12, 2012

Announcement for Training Organisations regarding the Introduction of EU-FCL

As published on 24th April, 2012, new European Regulations “Aircrew Regulation” came into force. Due to entering the opt-out phase, the application of the “aircrew regulation” is postponed to 8th April 2013. In order to offer support, Austro Control GmbH is organizing two “information days” in late summer 2012 (dates will be announced until end of July). Furthermore a guideline for creating handbooks will be published. With this "expression of interest" we would like to elicit the existing interest for changeovers to ATO’s ("Approved Training Organisation“).

June 8, 2012

ATTENTION! There is a new service telephone number for the Department Airworthiness/Certification, Operations and Technical Organisations!
We gladly inform you on our new service telephone number +43 (0) 51703 / 1660, effective June 15th, 2012. You will be conntected directly to a specialist of the Department Airworthiness/Certification, Operations and Technical Organisations, Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 12:00 am and on Thursday also from 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm.

May 3, 2012

Upcoming new EU-regulation on Flight Crew Licensing

After publication of Regulation (EU) 290/2012, which has added new annexes V, VI and VII (regulations for Cabin Crew, Authority requirements and Organisation Requirements) and new “opt-out”-provisions to Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 (“aircrew regulation”), the information letter by Austro Control including the table indicating the deadlines of the transitional periods resulting from the different “opt-out”-provisions (see last page) was updated and is now republished in its new version 3.

November 30, 2011

The results of the round robin for CAMO's
Austro Control has conducted a survey of all approved Continuing Airworthiness Management Organiations with regard to 2 special points.

September 22, 2011

Veränderung in der Abt. Lizenzierung, Search and Rescue, Aeromedical (LSA)

Mit Anfang September hat Ing. Franz Graser die Austro Control Abteilung LSA - (Licensing, Search and Rescue und Aeromedical Section) übernommen. Er ist damit unter anderem für die Lizenzierung und die Aufsicht über die Flugschulen verantwortlich, wo aufgrund von europäischen Entwicklungen einige Änderungen bevorstehen. Vorrangiges Ziel wird es sein, die Kunden von Austro Control weiterhin bestmöglich zu informieren und auf die bevorstehenden Herausforderungen gut vorzubereiten. Ing. Graser ist als Vertreter Österreichs in verschiedenen Gremien sowohl bei der EASA als auch in der europäischen Kommission (EASA Committee) mit den aktuellen Entwicklungen auf europäischer Ebene bestens vertraut.

June 27, 2011

Consolidated Version of Part M and Part 145 available
The pdfs and printed handbooks of Part-M and Part-145 consolidated rules should be of high interest to all Part-M / Part-145 organisations.
Link: http://easa.europa.eu/technical-publications
The printed version can be ordered at low costs.

April 27, 2011

JAR-FCL 1 "Amendment 7" - Announcement
Overview of revisions

March 21, 2011

Flight Examiners' Handbook Version 2.0
National regulations regarding the FEH have been supplemented in accordance with ICAO standards (ICAO Dokument 9832, Circular 318 sowie Circular 323). This Manual Flight Examiners’ Handbook (FEH) replaces the previously published Flight Examiners’ Manual (FEM).

March 11, 2011

Restricted private pilot licence for ultralight aeroplanes (PPL(UL)) - Publication of Version 3 of Licensing regulations
The licensing regulations for the restricted private pilot licence for ultralight aeroplanes, published by Austro Control according to § 24 ZLPV 2006 for the first time on December 15th, 2010, have now been published in its version 3.0 and can be found on the Austro Control website and in ÖNfL. Further informations are provided by the  dokument and the informations letter.

February 22, 2011

New OIL 1/2011
Adaption of OPS SPEC acc. ICAO Annex 6 Part I and III

January 14, 2011

New licence for ultralight aeroplanes (PPL(UL)) - revision of training syllabus and licence regulations 
On December 15th, 2010, new regulations for the restricted private pilot licence for ultralight aeroplanes according to § 24 ZLPV 2006 have been published on the Austro Control website and in ÖNfL. Prior to coming into effect on January 15th, 2011, revisions have been implemented into the training syllabus and the licence regulations. Further information are provided by the information letter and the published documents (version 2.0, 15.01.2011)

December 21, 2010

December 16, 2010

New regulation for the restricted private pilot licence for ultralight aeroplanes according to § 24 ZLPV 2006 - PPL(UL)
Training courses for obtaining a restricted private pilot licence for ultralight aeroplanes commenced on or after 15-01-2011 shall be performend according to the regulations of this syllabus, with the exception of courses which have commenced before 15-01-2011 and will be completed before 15-11-2012 (see: Licensing regulations for restricted private pilots for ultralight aeroplanes, item 1.3.2).

December 3, 2010

Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation 
This Regulation came into force on the 2nd December 2010. With immediate effect the Unfalluntersuchungsstelle des Bundes - Fachbereich Luftfahrt has to be notified of accidents (art 2 lit 1) and serious incidents (art 2 lit 16). The obligation to inform the ACG - Zentrale Meldestelle persists.  

December 1, 2010

Registration for theoretical examinations only for 2011 possible
Due to an unusual amount of applications for the conduct of theoretical pilot examinations no more applications will be accepted for 2010. For examination appointments for 2011 you may proceed as normal. Preferred dates will be taken as far as possible.

November 16, 2010

Flight Examiners Handbook
Das Flight Examiners Handbook ist eine auf Basis des Flight Examiners Manual der JAA erlassene Konkretisierung von Richtlinien und Sicherheitshinweisen sowie nationalen Regelungen für den Bereich Examiner.

 

November 10, 2010

Deletion of the order of the Ministry of Transport concerning motor sailplanes

The order of the Ministry of Transport of July 31st, 1973, Zl. 36.507/40-I/8-1973 concerning motor sailplanes has become obsolete due to amendments of ZLLV and ZLPV published since it was issued.

July 27, 2010

Form for voluntary reports
According to section 4 para 2 Zivilluftfahrt-Meldeverordnung (ZMV) people may voluntarily report safety related issues.

May 26, 2010

Renewal of Ratings - NEW
The amended regulations concerning the renewal of ratings will ocme info force on the 15th of June 2010.

March 9, 2010

New telephone number for licensing and examination
As of March 15th 2010, our staff within division licensing (pilot licenses) and examination is available under the following telephone number: +43(0)51703 - 7002!

March 4, 2010

Announcement: Office Hours, Examination Periods
Starting from March 15th 2010 regulations concerning office hours and examination periods will apply for Austro Control GmbH (Civil Aviation Authority) according to section 13 para 5 AVG.

February 25, 2010

Private helicopter pilot syllabus according to JAR-FCL 2.125
From the 5th of February 2010 PPL(H) courses according to JAR-FCL 2 at approved training organisations have to based on the PPL(H) syllabus version 2.

December 14, 2009

As of December 10, 2009 the regulation regarding "Skylanterns" came into force
Putting "Skylanterns" into circulation is forbidden.

November 16, 2009

New e-mail-account

Please use this address for all inquiries and submissions concerning Safety and Quality Management System or the activities of Austro Control GmbH in connection with this topic.

November 6, 2009

Technical aviation organisations in Austria
General information of approved Austrian technical aviation organisations in the field of Part-145, Part M(F) and CAMOs not connected to an AOC, are now listed on the following sub-pages of the Austro Control-webpage:
Part 145
Part M (F)
CAMO

October 20, 2009

Amendment of the class and type rating regulation for aeroplanes
Please note that the class- and typerating regulations announced on the 11th of December were amended. The last paragraph is no longer in force.

June 4, 2009

Change of LFA-e-mail-accounts
With June 1st, 2009 the e-mail address "" is no longer available. We kindly ask you to forward your inquiries to the following addresses:





For details refer ...

May 20, 2009

Results of the Part-145 Round Robin 2008
The results from the Part-145 Round Robin 2008 are now available. There were some areas from improvement in the audited paragraphs 145.A.30 (d) and 145.A.65 (a) and (c) identified. The graphs of the results show the overall result for each audit question due to the fact that the same questions were used for all organisations.

May 20, 2009

Flight Examiner Manual (FEM) - (A), (H)
According to Zivilluftfahrtpersonalverordnung 2006 (as amended from time to time) Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.130. and 1.135, Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.170, Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.210, Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.240 and 1.295, Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 2.130 and 2.135, Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 2.170, Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 2.210 and Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 2.240 and 2.295 Austro Control shall specify the details on safety instructions for practical examinations. Austro Control herewith publishes the Examiner Manual (FEM) version 18 on the authority’s webpage and declares it as mandatory:
http://www.jaa.nl/licensing/flight_examiners_manual.html

May 11, 2009

Learning Objectives - ATPL, CPL and IR - (A), (H)
GAccording to Appendix 1 zu JAR-FCL 1.470 and Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 2.470 Austro Control shall specify the details on the syllabi for ATPL, CPL and IR according to flight safety requirements.

May 8, 2009

EASA Regional Workshop Vienna
EASA Workshop June 16th and June 17th, 2009 -Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide Agenda: OPS (June 16th) and FCL (June 17th) - for details please refer to the attachment 
Agenda - Registration Form - Hotellist - Parking
Registration to

April 9, 2009

Information on Fleet Survey
Dear pilots and operators,
In the future your aircraft could be randomly selected for a ramp check on an airfield by Austrian Aviation Safety Inspectors. This inspection program is a result of the transition from national aviation regulations to the EASA standard (Part M). The program is commonly known as the "fleet survey".
The attached information letter contains further details.

April 1, 2009

Information on the implementation of JAR-FCL 2
The implementation of JAR-FCL 2 brings changes concerning instruction, examinations, the revalidation of licences and the keeping of the flight books as well as the flight time records.

March 31, 2009

Private helicopter pilot syllabus according to JAR-FCL 2.125
PPL(H) courses according to JAR-FCL 2 can be attended beginning with March 15 2009 at registered facilities. The instruction has to be based on the private helicopter pilot syllabus according to JAR-FCL 2.125.

March 30, 2009

As of March 15, 2009 the amendment of ZLPV 2006 came into force
The principle parts of the amendment refer to the implementation of JAR-FCL 2 into Austrian Law, the implementation of an EU-wide licence for air-traffic controllers and students. Furthermore ICAO language proficiency requirements for pilots and air-traffic controllers were implemented. The amendment also brings a reduction in the aeromedical data the authority has to be provided with by the Aeromedical Examiners.

March 26, 2009

Information to Part M Revision and ZLLV-Amendment

The changes to VO (EG) 2042/2003 ("Part-M") are in force with 29.10.2008, the ZLLV-Novelle if in force with 28.10.2008.The possibility of an temporary deviation according to M.A.201(i) and Art. 14 (4) of VO (EG) 216/2008 is no longer possible.In General, it is now possible to use an additional one year part M implementation time in General Aviation. Details please refer to.

VO (EG) 2042/2003  ZLLV-Novelle
Due to the significant number of questions regarding the implementation of part M for General Aviation, Austro Control has planned to offer Information- workshops within the region of Austria. If you are interested to organize such an workshop, please contact
Info on dates:

03.04.2009 (16:00)Zell am See / Flugplatz
15.04.2009 (17:00)Innsbruck / Flughafen
20.04.2009 (18:00) Salzburg / Motorpool
22.04.2009 (18:00)Graz / Landessportzentrum, Jahngasse 3 
27.04.2009 (17:00)Hohenems / Flugplatz

More detailed Information’s for Part M New and the required transfer of documents please see: 
LTH 53
Presentation ofPart-M NEW 
Matrix of Part-M until 28.9.2009
FAQ
Link to Part-M, german, in the valid version
Link to Part-M on the EASA website
AMC to Part-M (Annex I of Decision 2008/013/R) includes PILOT-OWNER MAINTENANCE-Tables

March 24, 2009

Implementation of JAR-FCL 2
Austro Control GmbH already requested from the JAA the recommendation of the mutual recognition of JAR-FCL 2. After receiving the recommendation Austro Control will publish it on this webpage.

March 24, 2009

Aeromedical regulations changed by the amendment of ZLPV 2006
The amendment of ZLPV 2006 brings modifications according to the reporting system and implements Requirements for European Class 3 Medical Certification of Air Traffic Controllers. Further information you can find on the webpage of the aeromedical section.

February 27, 2009

Private pilot syllabus according to JAR-FCL 1.125 and restricted private pilot syllabus for ultralight aircraft according to article 24 para 1 ZLPV 2006
This syllabus regulates the instruction for obtaining the private pilot license (PPL) (§ 23 ZLPV 2006) according to the specifications of JAR-FCL 1 Subpart C as well as the concurrent aquirement of a class-rating for a single engined piston airplane with a single pilot.

January 9, 2009

Revised skill test forms
Following skill test forms have been revised:

  • Contents of the ATPL/ type rating/ skill test and proficiency check on multi-pilot aeroplanes
  • Contents of the class/ type rating/ training/ skill test and proficiency check on single-engine and multi-engine single-pilot aeroplanes
  • Revalidation of SEP

Those have to be used for examinations as of January 1, 2009.

December 23, 2008

Transition period for training according to ZLPV extended

December 15, 2008

Renewal of ratings
Expired ratings like class ratings (SEP, SET, MEP), instrument ratings and inactive type ratings (SPA, MPA) can be renewed in compliance with specifications determined by Austro Control GmbH.
The requirements to comply with are oriented on one side by the technical requirements that are associated with the ratings, on the other side by the period of time that passed since expiration of the rating.
Training courses are exclusively held by FTOs oder TRTOs.
These rules are applicable as of January 1, 2009.

December 11, 2008

Class and type ratings for aeroplanes
Here you find Austro Control's announcement regarding the class- and typerating lists for aeroplanes as well as the summary when a difference training or a familiarisation becomes necessary.

November 21, 2008

Private pilot syllabus according to JAR-FCL 1.125
The syllabus regulates the instruction for obtaining the private pilot’s license (PPL) (article 23 ZLPV 2006) according to the requirements of JAR-FCL 1 Subpart C as well as the concurrent aquirement of a class rating for single engine airplanes with one pilot.

November 20, 2008

EASA Regional Workshop Vienna
EASA Workshop November 19th, 2008 -

Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide

Agenda: "Certificates of airworthiness (CofA), Restricted CofA and Permit to Fly" and "Third Country Operators"
Welcome

Agenda

Presentations:

     General Introduction of Airworthiness Certificates

     Certificates of Airworthiness

     Permit to fly

     Restricted Certificates of Airworthiness

     EU registered aircraft used by third country operators

EASA-Certificates of Airworthiness

List of Participants

November 18, 2008

Requirements for European Medical Class 3 for Air Traffic Controller
With the upcoming legal validity of the amendment 2008 of the ZLPV 2006, amongst others the legal basis for issuing Medicals for Air Traffic Controllers will change. The existing requirements will be replaced by the “Requirements for European Class 3 Medical Certification of Air Traffic Controllers“ released by the Eurocontrol from 08.02.2006.

The objective release will be renewed by the time of actual validity of the quoted amendment.

October 23, 2008

Information for Implementation of JAR-FCL 2
In Austria the JAR-FCL 2 in the version 6 for helicopter pilots becomes effective in the period autumn-winter 2008-2009 (only in German). More...

EASA Regional Workshop Vienna
EASA Workshop November 19th, 2008 - Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide
Agenda: "Certificates of airworthiness (CofA), Restricted CofA and Permit to Fly" and "Third Country Operators"

Agenda  Registration Form  Hotellist
Registration to

August 21, 2008

Important Information regarding Skylanterns
For information regarding the launch of so-called "Skylanterns" please contact Austro Control Department LSA (+43 5 1703 7033). 

Airworthiness Review Staff Training
Evaluating the announcement of a training for airworthiness review staff on all AOC holders CAMO we will now open this training to all interested parties. (only in German) More...

OIL 9/2008 - FTD / Simulator User Approval
Operators intending to use a STD for Training and Checking must apply for an Approval for that purpose by using the attached form.

New LTH 2A release for Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
The LTH 2A regulate the 406MHz ELT introduction as well as the "old" TSO C91 ELT discontinuation.

CAMO - Round Robin
All Austrian CAMOs have been audited on the modules for technical publications, ADs and Mandatory Service Bulletins. The result is as follows. More...

EU-OPS: Update of Annex Annex III
The appendix III of the regulation (EEC) No. 1899/2006 has been changed by the regulation (EEC) No. 8/2008 and amended to the regulations of the JAR OPS 1 (Amendment 9 to 12). That means that aviation enterprises operating fixed-wing aircraft have to fulfill the requirements regulated in appendix III till 16 July 2008.

 

The current text of the appendix III can be downloaded under Legal Information.

Fuel Tank Safety Training
AMC material to the related Agency Decisions

 

The Agency Decisions 2007/001/R, 2007/002/R and 2007/003/R reflect the necessary fuel tank safety training for personnel in Part 145 organisations or CAMO's. It is sufficient for the level 1 training (awareness training) to be conducted until end of march 2008 and the level 2 training (detailed training) to be conducted until end of 2010. This training is necessary for aircraft with more than 30 passengers or with more then 3402kg payload.

 

More details see on the attached letter from EASA

November 22, 2007

Zivilluftfahrt-Meldeverordnung - ZMV including Appendixes
The new ZMV (Appendix) is now available and will enter into force on the December 1, 2007.
For further information please consult the German Version.

July 31, 2007

LTH 17B
The new Airworthiness Advisory Circular LTH 17B and the attachments are now available and in force. Mehr... 

July 13, 2007 (update September 26, 2007)

LTH 43A
The new Airworthiness Advisory Circular LTH 43A and its attachments are now published and in force. Mehr... 

November 19, 2007

LTH 48 - Wooden Aircraft Special Inspection Programm
The new Airworthiness Advisory Circular LTH 48 and the attachments are now available and will enter into force on the January 1, 2008.For any questions, please contact 
More... 

March 20, 2007

Permit to fly
"Starting on 29 March 2007, EASA is responsible for the approval of the flight conditions on the basis of which a permit to fly can be issued by the Competent Authority of the Member State of Registry, or of the Member State prescribing the identification marks. [...]"

For more information see http://www.easa.eu.int/home/c_permittofly.html

November 9, 2006

ACG statement regarding A-NPA 14-2006 "A concept for better regulation in General Aviation"
Comment Form A-NPA 14-2006_1610

Comment Form A-NPA 14-2006_annex_1610

December 15, 2005

Implementation of th EC2042/2003 "Fleet Survey"gulation in General Aviation"
One the fundamental responsabilities of the EU civil avaition authorities is the supervision of the airworthiness of registered airplanes. Hence, Austro Control has to introduce a new audit based aircraft sample program beginning with 2006 - the Fleet Survey. This sample program will cover detailed inspections during maintenance visits, ramp checks and in-flight surveys.

http://www.easa.eu.int/doc/Regulation/reg_2042_2003_PartM.pdf