Rs 748.215.1 Ordinance Of The Detec Of 18 September 1995 On The Airworthiness Of Aircraft (Onae)

Original Language Title: RS 748.215.1 Ordonnance du DETEC du 18 septembre 1995 sur la navigabilité des aéronefs (ONAE)

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748.215.1 order of the DETEC on the airworthiness of aircraft (ONAE) of 18 September 1995 (State July 15, 2015) the federal Department of the environment, transport, energy and communications (DETEC), view the art. 57, al. 1 and 2, and 58, al. 2, of the Act of 21 December 1948 on aviation (LA), see art. 13, 21, and 138, art. 1 and 2, the order of 14 November 1973 on aviation, stop: Chapter 1Champ application and right applicable art. 1. this order applies to the: a. aircraft that are registered in the register number Swiss or intended to be; b. aircraft, engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment that are designed, produced or modified in Switzerland or Swiss undertakings on the Basel-Mulhouse Airport and for which a type certificate, a certificate of airworthiness, a certificate of airworthiness for export or another confirmation or official permission is needed or requested; c. engines , propellers, aircraft parts and equipment that must be mounted on a Swiss aircraft or for which a type certificate, a certificate of airworthiness, a certificate of airworthiness for the export a confirmation or other official permission is needed or requested.

It applies unless the binding version for the Switzerland of one of the following is applicable in accordance with point 3 of the annex to the agreement of 21 June 1999 between the Swiss Confederation and the European Community on the air transport: a. Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 n; (b) Regulation (EC) n 216/2008; c. Regulation (EU) No. 748/2012.

It applies particularly to aircraft referred to in annex II of the Regulation (EC) n 216/2008 to which the regulations discussed in para. 2 do not apply.

The binding version for the Switzerland is mentioned in the annex of this Ac. and can be consulted or obtained from OFAC. Address: Federal Office of civil aviation, 3003 Bern (www.ofac.admin.ch).
Today: European Union.
RS 0.748.127.192.68 R (EC) 2042/2003 the Commission from 20 nov n. 2003 relating to the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and of products, parts and aircraft equipment, and relative to accreditation agencies and personnel involved in these tasks.
R (EC) n 216/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council on Feb 20. 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing the Council, R (EC) 1592/2002 n 91/670/EEC directive and directive 2004/36/EC.
R (EU) n 748/2012 Commission August 3, 2012, establishing implementing rules for the certification of airworthiness and environmental of the aircraft and products, parts and related equipment, as well as for the certification of design and production (recast) organizations.
New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
New expression according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO). This mod has been taken throughout the text.

Art. 2 international agreements agreements international certification, design and construction of aircraft, engines, propellers, parts of aircraft and equipment are reserved.

Chapter 2 design and construction arts. 3categories of airworthy aircraft are stored in the following categories of airworthiness: a. in the standard category when they are certified in accordance with the procedure laid down in art. 9, al. 1, and meet the requirements for airworthiness referred to in art. 10, al. 1; (b) in the special category when they do not meet the requirements of the standard, or that they do not entirely.

All aircraft of the special category is stored in a subcategory.
The classification criteria in the another one or the sub-category, the airworthiness requirements, the General operating regulations and marking are defined in the annexes.
The following subcategories are defined: a. Ecolight (Appendix 1); b. ultralight (annex 2); c. history/Historic (Appendix 3); (d) Amateur (Appendix 4); e. limited/Limited (Appendix 5); f. Experimental (Appendix 6); g. limited/Restricted (annex 7).

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO).

Art. 4Exigences the fixed FOCA in the present case: a. the requirements applicable to the design of aircraft and their engines, propellers, parts and equipment; (b) the conditions for recognition of the approvals to agencies to design according to annex I, part 21, section A, Subpart J, of Regulation (EU) no 748/2012; OFAC issues in this regard of the guidelines in the form of technical communications (art. 50).

The construction of aircraft and their engines, propellers, parts and equipment is governed by the Ordinance of the DETEC of February 5, 1988, on the construction of aircraft (OECA) companies.

New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
SR 748.127.5 art. 5derogations for the design and construction of aircraft, engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment certified by a foreign authority, the FOCA can, at the request of the latter, make exceptions to the rules defined in art. 4. new content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 6 companies headquartered abroad work design and construction can be entrusted, with the agreement of the FOCA to companies based abroad. The FOCA can match its agreement of certain obligations or conditions.

New expression according to section I of the O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629). This mod has been taken throughout the text.

Chapter 3 Section 1 principle Art. aircraft Certification 7. the OFAC establishes a formal review based on: a. the type certificate necessary to admit a traffic aircraft type; (b) the certificate of airworthiness certification or approval of flight.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Section 2 article type Certification 8 repealed by no I of the DETEC O from 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 9. the FOCA certification procedures is in all cases the certification authority.
By way of derogation from art. 4, al. 4, of Regulation (EC) n 216/2008, the certification procedure of the standard category and their engines and propellers aircraft is governed by the Regulation (EU) n 748/2012.
OFAC fixed in the present case the certification process of the aircraft in the special category as well as their engines and propellers (technical communications, art. 50).
The applicant gets himself documents on the airworthiness requirements for the certification procedure.
The applicant shall deliver free to OFAC all documents and their necessary amendments to certification. They must be written in English or in a language.
The FOCA can recognize certificates of foreign type established in accordance with art. 10. new content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008 (RO 2008 3629). New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO).

Art. Airworthiness 10Exigences the standard category aircraft and their engines and propellers must in principle meet the airworthiness requirements of the Regulation (EU) n 748/2012. Are particularly considered in such of the requirements of EASA airworthiness: CS - 22, CS - VLA, CS - VLR, CS-23, CS-25, 27-CS, CS-29, CS - TBG, CS - GB, CS - HB, E CS, CS - P.
If an aircraft can be certified according to the requirements of airworthiness in force in Switzerland, the FOCA can certify it in the case if an equivalent level of safety is achieved. OFAC refers to this end to the foreign airworthiness existing requirements, to the requirements of the aviation authority of the United States of America, such as FAR 23, FAR 25, FAR 27, FAR 29 and FAR 31.
The person originally demand must prove through reports and tests that the airworthiness requirements are met. The FOCA may increasingly require controls, calculations or the ground and flight tests, after having heard the person at the origin of the request, perform them itself or have them carried out by third parties.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
EASA = European Agency for air safety (www.easa.europa.eu) CS = Certification Specification: from EASA airworthiness requirements

= Federal Aviation Regulation FAR: requirements of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov; aviation authority of the United States of America).

Art. 10aderogations the FOCA can derogate to the certification procedures and the standard category aircraft airworthiness requirements when a foreign authority requests that the certification of an aircraft under its surveillance be submitted to other procedures or other airworthiness requirements.

Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008 (RO 2008 3629). New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO).

Section 3 Admission to the movement art. 10bCertificat of airworthiness and flight release the standard category aircraft are allowed to traffic after issue of a certificate of airworthiness. Aircraft certification or derogating from essential airworthiness requirements are after issuance of a permit to fly.
The special category aircraft are allowed to traffic as a permit to fly is issued.

Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 11Champ of use and operating the OFAC sets: a. the scope of use: in an annex to the certificate of airworthiness or permit to fly; b. operating in the flight manual, if necessary.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 12 recognition of foreign certificates of airworthiness for export when importing an aircraft, the FOCA can, until the establishment of a certificate of airworthiness or flight authorization Swiss, recognize a certificate of airworthiness for export by the exporting State or equivalent documents. The certificate will mention any departure from the type of aircraft concerned.
The period of validity of a foreign certificate of airworthiness for export is governed by international agreements. In the absence of such agreements, it is set by the Foca.
At the expiration of the period of validity of such a certificate, the FOCA can seek enforcement of special maintenance work.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 13 repealed by no I of the DETEC O from 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 14 the FOCA aircraft minimum equipment fixed in the present case the minimum equipment of the aircraft for the kind of operations planned, insofar as it is not apparent from the airworthiness requirements (technical communications, art. 50).

Chapter 4 Certification of parts of aircraft and equipment art. 15 certification process the certification of aircraft and equipment parts procedure is in principle identical to the procedures for certification of aircraft (Chapter 3, section 2).
The aircraft parts and equipment must conform to the technical standards in the aviation industry. Are notably recognized standards DIN, TSO, JTSO, ETSO, MIL Spec, year, MS and NAS.
The elements of aircraft that are an integral part of an aircraft are certified in principle with the type of aircraft concerned. If such elements are used for a different type of aircraft, they will be subject to a special review of type.
OFAC determines in the present case the elements of aircraft which must be the subject of special scrutiny type.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 16 airworthiness requirements art. 10 as well as the standards referred to in art. 15, al. 1, apply by analogy the requirements of airworthiness for aircraft parts and equipment.
The special provisions on the approval of radio installations sending and receiving are reserved.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 17 type of a piece of aircraft or equipment the FOCA certification may confirm in a type certificate and the record of airworthiness related that an aircraft part or equipment meets the requirements of airworthiness.
The art. 9 and 10 govern the procedure to grant or recognition of a type certificate by analogy.
The items for which a type certificate has been established must conform to type documents are related. Any exception must be approved by the Foca.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 18 use of parts of aircraft and equipment components of aircraft which are subject to a review pursuant to art. 15, al. 2 or 3, may be used if they comply with the applicable airworthiness requirements and: a. If they are new, have been stored in a way appropriate and maintained as necessary; forgotten the source. If a certificate of release to service has been established thereon.

Other aircraft parts and equipment may be used if they comply with the applicable airworthiness requirements and: a. If they are brand new and have been stored appropriately; forgotten the source. If they have been kept and stored appropriately.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New expression according to section I of the O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629). This amendment has been made throughout the text.
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Chapter 5 technical file and other documents art. 19 technical file the operator or the person to whom he has entrusted the maintenance shall maintain a technical file for each aircraft as well as for the engines and propellers. As a general rule, this includes documents and indications following: a. technical documents of the constructor required by OFAC; b. indications on the Assembly and disassembly of engines, propellers, assemblies and equipment; (c) guidance on the maintenance work carried out, with an indication of the date of execution and the number of operating hours and, if necessary, the number of landings or cycles; d. confirmation that ads have been applied (art. 26); e. certificates of release to service and work reports are related; f. controls parts of aircraft and equipment whose life is limited; (g) the airworthiness review certificate or examination report.

The FOCA may require a technical dossier to be bound for other parts of aircraft and equipment.
Entries in the technical file as well as reviews of repair of technical failures and defects to the FOCA must be complete and in line with the facts (art. 29).

New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 20 book Road and similar documents for planes, helicopters and the glider, he has held a road book published by OFAC or an equivalent document recognised by the Foca.
The crew conducts registration at the latest at the end of the last flight of the day and confirms by signature. …
For gliders, it is necessary to perform a check of flight hours; for free balloons, there should be a road book.
All entries must be complete and factual.

Sentence repealed by section I of the DETEC O from 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 21 additional directives the FOCA may issue further guidance on the form, the outfit and the conservation of the technical dossier, of the road book and similar documents (technical communications, art. 50).

Art. 22 documents on board the ship's papers and the documents below must be in each aircraft allowed to traffic:

a. the certificate of registration; (b) the certificate of airworthiness or permit to fly with flight manual Appendix entitled "field of use"; In addition, aircraft tugs, the certificate of fitness to the towing; (b) the certificate of airworthiness (Airworthiness Review Certificate) valid review or the valid certificate of airworthiness control; c. noise certificate, if it is prescribed; (d) the certificate of insurance civil liability to third parties on the ground and, if it is prescribed, the certificate of insurance civil liability to the passengers; e. the "aircraft station licence" for aircraft fitted with radio installations sending and receiving; f. flight manual; g. the logbook or an equivalent document, including certificates of release to service; h. the checklist (Checklist) published by the producer or by the operator.


In special cases, especially when the aircraft are undergoing certification, OFAC prescribed on a case by case the ship's papers and the documents which must be on board the aircraft.

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Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of the O of DETEC of August 8, 2005, in force since Sept. 5. 2005 (RO 2005 4197).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
Repealed by no I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Chapter 6 Section 1 of Art. operator liability airworthiness 23. the operator of an aircraft is responsible for the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft.
It ensures that the aircraft is maintained in accordance with critical maintenance requirements and be subject to periodic reviews of the airworthiness prescribed.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Section 2 Maintenance in general art. 24 maintenance and certification of review required for the circulation subject to art. 41, an aircraft will be put into circulation only if: a. maintenance work were executed in a regulatory manner; b. the minimum annual maintenance fixed by OFAC completed; (c) as a result of technical failures, faults or abnormal requests having questioned its airworthiness, a review was conducted by an authorized person and revealed that the airworthiness of the aircraft was not compromised; d. the defects found by the FOCA have been fixed in the time; (e) a certificate of release to service valid and consistent with art. 37 was established; (f) a valid certificate of airworthiness control established by the Foca.

2. If the conditions of release are no longer met, the operator must ensure that flight crews are aware.
An engine, a propeller, a piece of aircraft or equipment can be used only if: a. maintenance work were executed properly; (b) as a result of technical defects or solicitations failure having questioned its airworthiness, a review of the engine, the propeller of the aircraft part or equipment were made by an authorized person and revealed that the airworthiness of the aircraft was not compromised; c. the defects found by FOCA have been fixed within that time; (d) a certificate of release to service valid was established insofar as art. 37 prescribed.

New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
New expression according to section I of the O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629). This mod has been taken throughout the text.
Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC 16 Jan. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 25 principles of maintenance aircraft, engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment must be maintained in accordance with the maintenance data to date, which are necessary for maintaining the airworthiness or the suitability for use.
Are particularly considered in data maintenance required for maintaining the airworthiness or the suitability for use: a. maintenance (Maintenance Review Board Reports/Documents) plans that are part of the type certificate and have been declared applicable by OFAC; b. the potential fixed or recommended by the holder of the type certificate; the FOCA can in any case set exceptions and tolerances deviating potentials (technical communications, art. 50); c. programs maintenance, the work instructions and repair as well as the sheets issued by the holder of the type certificate; the FOCA can in some case fix deviations and tolerances deviating from maintenance (technical communications, art. 50) programs; d. ad and the other instructions of the FOCA; e. programs approved by the FOCA maintenance.

If the maintenance of the holder of the type certificate data turn out to be insufficient, the FOCA can require that they be modified or completed.
If no data maintenance are available for repairs and other maintenance work, the operator shall require the holder of the certificate of type of additional documents. If you cannot get them, the art. 42 to 47 shall apply by analogy.
The operator makes available to the Organization for maintenance or the maintenance staff and, if any, of the air transport company of maintenance and the instructions and guidelines data OFAC turned him.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New expression according to section I of the O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629). This mod has been taken throughout the text.
Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 26 instructions of airworthiness the FOCA may issue airworthiness instructions or declare obligatorily applicable foreign airworthiness instructions, in order to maintain the airworthiness of aircraft or the suitability for use of certain aircraft.
Any waiver of ads requires approval by Foca.

Art. 27 nature of maintenance the OFAC issues directives (technical communications, art. 50) in order to establish the difference between: a. complex maintenance work and the non-complex maintenance; b. maintenance and preparation work.

OFAC fixed in the present case the minimum annual maintenance (Annual Inspection) of the aircraft (technical communications, art. 50).

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 28Montage of engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment during maintenance work, only can be mounted engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment which are certified for the aircraft type in question and expected to work (arts. 15 and 18).
An engine or a propeller change is announced in writing to OFAC within ten days, the necessary documentation to be attached.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Section 3 duty to announce the technical failures and defects art. 29. the crew entered in the logbook or equivalent technical failures, defects or abnormal requests during the operation of the aircraft and Announces them without delay to the operator or the body it has appointed. If he has nothing to report, it also shows.

The operator or the body it has appointed announces to the FOCA without delay technical failures, defects or abnormal requests. OFAC issues directives on this subject (technical communications, art. 50).

Repealed by no I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Section 4Maintenance of aircraft engaged in commercial flights art. 30


The requirements for the performance of maintenance work on the aircraft engaged in commercial flights are governed by the requirements relating to the operation of aircraft in commercial air traffic.

Art. Abroge Section 5Maintenance of other aircraft article 31 32 aircraft, helicopters and gliders the OFAC fixed on a case by case the requirements for maintenance of the aircraft in the standard category of a maximum take-off weight equal to or greater than 5700 kg as well as the multi-engine helicopters in the standard category.
Only maintenance organizations approved under the order of 19 March 2004 (OOMA) aircraft maintenance organizations can perform and certify complex on other aircraft maintenance work, the glider to a maximum take-off weight greater than 1200 kg and helicopters, as well as all maintenance on aircraft and helicopters used work regularly for instruction purposes. The FOCA may allow exceptions on request.
Complex maintenance work on the aircraft and the glider of a maximum mass less than or equal to 1200 kg take-off and other non-complex maintenance work on aircraft and helicopters can be executed or attested by: a. a maintenance within the meaning of the OOMA organization; b. the aircraft maintenance personnel: 1 if it is authorized for that purpose in accordance with annex III of the Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 n or in accordance with the Ordinance of DETEC of August 25, 2000 on personnel responsible for maintenance of aircraft (OPEA), and2. If he has the data maintenance, tooling and equipment

c. construction if companies they are empowered under their production organisation approval set up in application of Regulation (EC) 1702/2003 n or art. 17, al. 1, let. b, OECA.

RS 748.127.4 new content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
RS 748.127.2 in accordance with point 3 of the annex to the agreement on air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
SR 748.127.5 art. 33 gliders, gliders with retractable engine, airships and balloons maintenance complex on gliders, retractable with motor gliders, airships and balloons can be executed or attested by: a. a maintenance within the meaning of the OOMA organization; b. construction if companies they are empowered under their production organisation approval set up in application of Regulation (EC) 1702/2003 n or art. 17, al. 1, let. b, OECA; c. the aircraft maintenance personnel: 1. If it is authorized for that purpose in accordance with annex III to Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 n or in accordance with the OPEA; et2. If it has data to maintenance, tooling and equipment.

Non-complex maintenance work on gliders, gliders with retractable engine, airships and balloons can be executed or attested by: a. the operator provided that it has the technical knowledge, the maintenance data, tooling and of facilities; (b) the aircraft maintenance personnel: 1 if it is authorized for that purpose in accordance with annex III to Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 n or in accordance with the OPEA and2. If he has the data maintenance, tooling and equipment

c. a maintenance within the meaning of the OOMA organization; d. construction if companies they are empowered under their production organisation approval set up in application of Regulation (EC) 1702/2003 n or art. 17, al. 1, let. b, OECA.

Art. 34, al. 4, shall apply by analogy.

RS 748.127.4 in accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
RS 748.127.5 introduced by section I of O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
RS 748.127.2 in accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
SR 748.127.2 art. 34 cases the FOCA can empower a maintenance organization approved in accordance with Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 n to perform and certify in accordance with this regulation of the maintenance work on aircraft not entering the field of application of the Regulation (EC) n 216/2008, provided that the will be executed and attested in accordance with a national annex, approved by the FOCA , manual of the specifications of the maintenance organization (MOE/MOM) approved in accordance with Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 n. The FOCA may issue guidelines in technical communications under art. 50. it may authorize the operator of a single-engine piston aircraft or aircraft in the special category to run and personally attest to some non-complex maintenance work on its aircraft. It issues directives on this subject (technical communications, art. 50).
In addition to the maintenance staff authorized for the maintenance of the aircraft, it can empower the operator of an aircraft classified in the category special 'amateur' or an expert appointed by it to perform, monitor and personally attest to some maintenance according to maintenance work. It sets the scope and terms of this authorization. It can monitor the maintenance work.
The operator can appeal to other specialists in addition to the maintenance staff authorized for the maintenance of an aircraft of the subcategories 'historic' and 'limited '. The FOCA control skills of these people. It can empower them to make, monitor and certify some maintenance work. It sets the scope and terms of this authorization. It can monitor the maintenance work or set additional conditions for this purpose.
The FOCA may withdraw or restrict the authorization or the authorization to the person concerned if he finds deficiencies in the maintenance described in paras. 1 to 4.

In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the Ac. air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
In accordance with point 3 of the annex to the R on air transport (RS 0.748.127.192.68).
New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).

Section 6Maintenance of engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment art. 35. the art. 30 to 34 apply by analogy to agreements relating to the execution of work of maintenance of the engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment.

Section 7Travaux of maintenance abroad art. 36. the requirements for the execution of maintenance abroad on any aircraft engaged in commercial flights are governed by the requirements relating to the operation of aircraft in commercial air traffic.
Maintenance work on aircraft assigned to non-commercial traffic and on engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment intended to be fitted on such aircraft cannot be executed and attested abroad than by construction companies or of maintenance organizations recognized as such by the competent aeronautical authority.
If maintenance are outsourced to companies of construction or maintenance of foreign organizations, the operator must require that: a. critical documents are used (art. 25); b. the certificates and reports of required work are established in accordance with Swiss (art. 37 and 38).

The FOCA can control on-site maintenance in question.
If it finds shortcomings in maintenance that have been performed abroad, it may decide that: a. the aircraft may be put into circulation or the engine, the propeller, the aircraft part or the equipment concerned can be reused that when a Swiss maintenance will be carried out maintenance required; b. work in question don't are more entrusted to the maintenance organization concerned stranger.

The FOCA may provide to case by case derogations to the al. 2 and 3.

Section 8 completion and certification of maintenance art. 37Certificat back into service at the end of maintenance performed on the aircraft and engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment that there are mounted, especially after the repair of technical failures, defects or abnormal strain, an authorized person must certify the maintenance by a certificate of release to service: a. for airplanes, helicopters, the gliders : in the book of road or in an equivalent document; b. for balloons: in the book of road or in an equivalent document.

At the end of the maintenance performed on engines, propellers, parts of aircraft and equipment which are not intended for immediate installation on an aircraft, a person establishes a certificate of release to service.

The certificate of release to service has been established that if maintenance work have been carried out and completed in accordance with critical maintenance (art. 25) and data that only the engines, propellers, aircraft parts and used equipment were mounted (art. 18 and 28).
The certificate of release to service ceases to be valid: a. If a technical fault, a fault or abnormal solicitation occurs, which is likely to compromise the seaworthiness; b. If new maintenance work come due; c. six months after the last flight of an airplane, a helicopter or a motorglider, if required maintenance was not assured for the asset; d. a motor a propeller, a piece of aircraft or equipment which is not intended for immediate editing was not properly stored or maintained as necessary.

The certificate of release to service must not be issued known noncompliance seriously endangering the safety of the flight.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 38 reports of work the FOCA may require that a work report he handed over at the end of the complex maintenance work performed as a result of an accident, technical failures or abnormal solicitation of the aircraft.
In other cases, OFAC issues additional guidance on reporting of work as well as on the shape and the conservation of reports (technical communications, art. 50).

New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).

Art. 39 weighing of the aircraft the aircraft is weighed if its weight and its balance can be calculated precisely at the end of the maintenance work.
The FOCA may order the weighing of the aircraft, regardless of the maintenance work.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. Control 40Vol a flight control is carried out if the operation of an aircraft, engines, propellers, parts of aircraft or equipment on which maintenance has been performed cannot be controlled through ground tests.
The special instructions of the FOCA or the holder of the type certificate are reserved.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Section 9Vol of ferrying an aircraft damaged art. 41 if the airworthiness of an aircraft is compromised as a result of damage, technical failures, abnormal solicitations or for other reasons, and it is impossible to carry out the necessary repairs on-site, the FOCA may issue flight authorization, provided that it is proved that there is no danger the ferry flight.
The FOCA can tie approval of flight conditions, it may in particular define the conditions of flight.
It may issue guidelines (technical communications, art. 50).

Chapter 7Modifications art. 42Obligation to submit for approval the changes made on the aircraft as well as on their engines, propellers, parts and equipment are subject to the approval of the Foca.
The necessary documents are subject to OFAC prior to modifications.
Which are not executed as part of ordinary maintenance and repairs requiring design work are considered to be changes.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 43Exigences of airworthiness, other requirements and procedures the following provisions apply by analogy to the definition of the airworthiness requirements, other requirements and procedures related to the changes: has. the art. 9, al. 1, and 10, al. 1, in the case of the standard category aircraft, including their engines, propellers, parts and equipment; b. the art. 9, al. 2, and 10, al. 2 in the case of the special category aircraft, including their engines, propellers, parts and equipment.

The FOCA is in all cases the competent authority licensing.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 44Approbation and recognition of the OFAC changes distinguish between minor and major changes of the type.
He decides case by case the documents required in the event of changing the type.
In the event of major changes to the type, it attests that the airworthiness requirements are met: a. in an extended type certificate, if the applicant is the holder of the type certificate; (b) in an extra certificate type, if the applicant is not the holder of the type certificate.

OFAC approves on a case-by-case minor changes if the airworthiness requirements are met.
It can recognize the certificates extended or additional type as well as the approval of minor changes issued by a foreign aeronautical authority.
It issues directives in the form of technical communications (art. 50) concerning: a. the distinction between minor and changes major type; b. the corresponding procedures; c. the documents required in the event of changing the type.

New content according to chapter I of O of the DETEC from 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
New content according to section I of the O of the DETEC of Jan. 16. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC 16 Jan. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).

Art. 45 to 47 repealed by section I of the DETEC O from 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Art. 48 it is empowered to make changes the art. 30 to 40 apply by analogy empowerment to perform editing work and proof of their execution.


Repealed by no I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

Chapter 8Certificat of airworthiness for export art. 49. on request, the FOCA establishes certificates of airworthiness for the export of aircraft, engines or propellers: a. If an official review that the aircraft, engine or propeller is consistent with the type certificate or documents of type; ETB. If the maintenance work necessary for the maintenance of the airworthiness or the suitability for use have been run.

Chapter 9Publications and duty to learn art. 50 technical papers the OFAC enacts as a communications technical guidance and communications on the design, certification, construction, and maintenance of aircraft, engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment.
It publishes technical communications.
A copy of the technical communication can be obtained from the OFAC against payment.

Address: Federal Office of civil aviation, 3003 Berne.

Art. 51 orders of airworthiness the FOCA publishes airworthiness guidelines and provides a consolidated list periodically updated ads.

Art. 51a duty to inform the operator is informed regularly about publication of latest ads concerning aircraft, engines, propellers, aircraft parts and equipment of his aircraft.

Chapter 10Retrait of certificates and authorizations art. 52 under art. 92, the FOCA can remove certificates, authorizations and licenses, or to limit its scope, if the conditions which prevailed when granting are no longer met.

Chapter 10aDisposition criminal art. 52A anyone who breaks one of the obligations provided in the art. 19, 20, 22 and 29, al. 1, is punished in accordance with art. 91, al. 1, let. i, the.

Chapter 11Dispositions final art. 53 repeal of the law in force the order of 8 July 1985 concerning the admission and maintenance of aircraft is repealed.

[RO 1985 1567, 1993 2322, 1994 3076 art. 22 No. 2, 1995 125]

Art. 54 amendment of the law in force.

The mod. can be found at the RO 1995 4897.

Art. Transitional 54aDisposition of 8 August 2005 changing the insurance certificates referred to in art. 22, al. 1, let. d, must be adapted to the new requirements by June 30, 2006.

Introduced by chapter I of the O of DETEC of August 8, 2005, in force since 5 seven. 2005 (RO 2005 4197).

Art. Transitional 54bDispositions respecting the amendment of July 14, 2008 the aircraft classified as standard in application of art. 8, al. 1, let. a, to the version of 18 September 1995 of this order remain categorized as standard.
The responsible persons within the meaning of art. 34, al. 4 the version of September 18, 1995 of the Ordinance authorized to ensure the maintenance of the aircraft of the subcategory 'history' retain their prerogatives in this area until December 31, 2010.

Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC on 14 July. 2008, in force since August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).
1995 4897 Art. RO Transitional 54cDisposition on February 1, 2013 changing entitlements referred to in art. 34, al. 3, in the version of July 14, 2008 are valid until December 31, 2014.

Introduced by section I of O of the DETEC 16 Jan. 2013, in effect since Feb. 1. 2013 (2013 309 RO).
2008-3629 Art. RO 55 entry into force


This order comes into force on January 1, 1996.

Schedule repealed by chapter II of the DETEC O from 14 July. 2008, with effect from August 1, 2008 (RO 2008 3629).

July 15, 2015 State annex 1 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. a) subcategory Ecolight set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015 annex 2 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. b) subcategory Ultra-leger set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015 annex 3 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. c) subcategory history / Historic set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015 annex 4 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. d) subcategory Amateur set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015 annex 5 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. e) subcategory limit / Limited set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015 annex 6 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. f) subcategory Experimental set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015 annex 7 (art. 3, paras. 3 and 4, let. g) small subcategory / Restricted set by section II of O of the DETEC on June 24, 2015, in force since July 15. 2015 (2015 2181 RO). The text of the annex is not published to the RO. It can be consulted free of charge under www.bazl.admin.ch > professional > aircraft > design, construction and type certificate State July 15, 2015

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