Air Law and Regulation

Last updated 08/12/2021
The Danish aviation legislation is based on the Danish Air Navigation Act that provides the framework of the regulation of civil aviation in Denmark.

The Danish Air Navigation Act

The Danish aviation legislation is based on the Danish Air Navigation Act that provides the framework of the regulation of civil aviation in Denmark.

The Act authorises the Minister of Transport to lay down specified regulations for civil aviation and this authority has been delegated to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority, cf. Order on delegation of competence to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority (the Delegation Order).

Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority issues "Regulations for Civil Aviation (BL) and Orders. The regulations are divided into 10 series that cover the different flight safety aspects of the complete air transportation system.

International standards

The aviation legislation in Denmark is largely based on standards that have been adopted within the international aviation organisations.

The standards are established globally within the UN international aviation organisation ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation).

In Europe it is the EU agency EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) that is responsible for harmonising the flight safety rules and standards.

Furthermore the European organisation EUROCONTROL is preparing harmonised standards for the use of the European airspace, and also these joint standards are continuously being incorporated in the Danish regulations.

Consolidation Act

LBK nr. 1149 af 13. oktober 2017

Consolidated air navigation act

Valid from

27/10/2017

Air Navigation Act Order. The Air Navigation Act is hereby notified, cf. Consolidated Act no. 1036 of 28 August 2013 with amendments up until 13. october 2017.

Consolidation Act

Consolidated Act no. 1035 of 28 August 2013

Consolidated Act on Registration of Rights to Aircraft

Valid from

28/08/2013

Consolidated Act on Registration of Rights to Aircraft.

Order

Order no. 387

Order on Corporate Aviation

Valid from

29/05/2000

Order no. 387 of 29 May 2000

Rules and regulation

The Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Aauthority has gathered relevant aviation legislation in a database. The legislation is primarily in danish. Certain BL’s and orders are however translated into English