Austria – Legislation

In Austria, aviation is considered a federal matter in respect of legislative and administrative competence. As a Member State of the EU, Austria is also subject to all aviation-specific legislation by the EU regulatory bodies.

Austria has the following Aviation authorities:

The basic law is the Aviation Act (Luftfahrtgesetz – LFG). Based on the LFG, many regulations have been enacted by the competent Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie – BMVIT). The supreme civil aviation authority in Austria is the BMVIT. The competent authority for operational, technical and licensing matters is the Austro Control GmbH (ACG), a wholly state-owned entity. The decisions of ACG can be appealed against before the BMVIT.

Further important laws regulating aviation matters in Austria are:

Important national regulations comprising aviation matters are:



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