Reorganization of departments

Following the reorganization of the department on 21 January 2021, the construction and housing area now falls under the Ministry of the Interior and Housing.

Flight Operations

Last updated 17/12/2020
Find the general guidelines on operating private or commercial flights in Danish territory.

Emergency Relief Flights Humanitarian Flights

Last updated 17/12/2020

In case of acute crises of humanitarian character in connection with earthquakes or similar disasters outside office hours, the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority has granted a general and standing permission for emergency relief flights with cargo and/or passengers to/from Denmark, cf. AIC A 04/13, on the following conditions:

 

  • That the flight is notified to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority by email.
  • That the aircraft operated has a valid certificate of airworthiness.
  • That the aircraft operated has been entered on the airline’s valid OS/AOC.
  • That the aircraft operated is insured in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. 785/2004.
  • That neither the airline nor the aircraft is entered on the EU list of airlines whose operations are banned within the EU
  • That documentation for the character of the acute need can be submitted.

Historical Aircraft

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In pursuance of ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) recommendation 35-1, flights in Denmark with historical aircraft that

 

  • are originally factory-manufactured,
  • previously have held an ICAO compliant Certificate of Airworthiness,
  • subsequently have been operated under national rules through a National Restricted Permit to Fly or National Restricted Certificate of Airworthiness,
  • fall under EU Regulation (EC) No. 2018/1139, Annex I, Article a(i),
  • have a maximum take-off weight of less than 5,700 kg, and
  • are operated in non-commercial flights

may be carried out for a period of up to 90 days per year without any restrictions other than those stated in the certificate of airworthiness or permit to fly issued by another ECAC member state.

Note: Historical aircraft operating in Denmark must be insured in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. 785/2004.

Non-Scheduled Flights

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Community air carriers within EU

Community air carriers can operate within the EU without permission from the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority, cf. Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1008/2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community.

Traffic programs shall be submitted by email  not later than 15 days before the effective date of the traffic program. A notification shall contain the following information:

 

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Number of weekly frequencies
  • Destinations to be flown with indication of times
  • Aircraft type, registration numbers and capacity
  • Flight numbers
  • Name(s) of the charterer/charterers
  • Wet-lease, if relevant
  • Code-share, if relevant

Community air carriers outside EU

Community air carriers operating outside the EU and non-Community air carriers shall, according to Regulations for Civil Aviation (BL) 10-1, Regulations on charter flights and taxi flights to/from Denmark, submit an application to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority by email not later than 48 hours (Saturdays, Sundays and Danish holidays not included) in advance of the intended landing, if the air carrier intends to carry out up to a maximum of 4 charter flights within 2 months to Denmark. 

For air carriers intending to operate more than 4 charter flights within 2 months to Denmark (traffic programs), the time-limit is 30 days in advance of the intended landing/the effective date of the traffic program. 

Applications shall contain the following information:

 

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Date, flight plan and flight number
  • Number of weekly frequencies
  • Destinations to be flown with indication of time
  • Aircraft type, registration numbers and capacity
  • Name(s) of the charterer/charterers
  • Charter category
  • Wet-lease, if relevant
  • Code-share, if relevant

 

It is a condition for all non-Community air carriers intending to operate to/from Danish airports that the air carrier has been granted TCO (Third Country Operator) authorization from EASA.

Operations to and from and domestic in Greenland

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All operators intending to perform commercial air traffic to/from and domestic commercial air traffic in Greenland shall submit an application.
All operators intending to perform commercial air traffic to/from and domestic commercial air traffic in Greenland shall submit an application to the adresse below.

The application shall be accompanied by the documentation and information contained in the following links.
Application

Scheduled flights

Application for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland.
Application

Application for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland for Charter flights

A list of information and documentation needed to apply for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland for Charter flights.
Application

Application for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland

Other commercial aviation (Aerial Work)
Application

Application for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland for landings in terrain at military installations and at the aerodrome Station Nord

Application for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland.
Application

Application for permission to commercial operations to/from and domestic operations in Greenland for Conservation areas

Conservation areas

Overflights

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Civil aircraft, registered in a State that has acceded to

  • the Chicago Convention and
  • the Transit Agreement of 7 December 1944 (traffic rights for scheduled international flights) and/or
  • the Multilateral Agreement of 30 April 1956 (commercial rights for non-scheduled air traffic in Europe), may without special permission fly across Danish territory. 


Aircraft registered in a State that has not adhered to one of the above-mentioned Agreements must not without special permission fly over Danish territory. 

Application for such permission shall have been received by the Danish Civil Aviaition and Railway Authority not later than 5 days before the estimated time of passage of the Danish FIR boundaries. 

The application shall contain the following information: 

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Aircraft type, nationality and registration marks
  • Intended route and destination of the flight as well as date, time and location for passage of the Danish FIR boundaries

Private Flights

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Private flights to and from Danish territory with foreign civil aircraft registered in a State which has acceded to the Chicago Convention may be carried out without special permission.

Private flights into, from or across Danish territory with foreign civil aircraft registered in a State which has not acceded to the Chicago Convention may not be carried out without permission. Application for permission to carry out such flights shall be submitted to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority not later than 5 days before the estimated passage of the Danish FIR boundaries. 

The application shall contain the following information:

 

  • The type, nationality, and registration marks of the aircraft
  • Name, nationality and address of the owner of the aircraft and of the pilot-in-command
  • Intended route and destination of the flight as well as date, time and location for passage of the Danish FIR boundaries
  • Number of persons on board

 

Note: Article 5 of the Chicago Convention contains an agreement regarding flights into, flights across and technical landings. No agreement has, however, been made with foreign state regarding those cases where a person or an operator (Danish or foreign) residing in Denmark wants to use a non-Danish registered aircraft for private flights (including business flights) within Danish territory. Therefore, in these cases application for permission to carry out such flights must be submitted to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority.

Scheduled Flights

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Community air carriers within EU

Community air carriers can operate within the EU without permission from the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority, cf. Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1008/2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community.

Traffic programs shall be notified to us by e-mail info@tbst.dk not later than 15 days before the effective date of the traffic program.

A notification shall contain the following information:

 

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Number of weekly frequencies
  • Destinations to be flown with indication of times
  • Aircraft type, registration numbers and capacity
  • Flight numbers
  • Wet-lease, if relevant
  • Code-share, if relevant

Community air carriers outside EU

Community air carriers operating outside the EU and non-Community air carriers shall submit an application for approval of traffic programs to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority by email not later than 30 days before the effective date of the traffic program. The application shall contain the following information:

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Number of weekly frequencies
  • Destinations to be flown with indication of times
  • Aircraft type, registration numbers and capacity
  • Flight numbers
  • Insurance (non-Community air carriers)
  • Wet-lease, if relevant
  • Code-share, if relevant

Non-Community air carriers

Non-Community air carriers intending to operate to/from Denmark must hold a TCO (Third Country Operator) authorization from EASA. Application for approval of time-tables shall be submitted to the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority by email no later than 30 days before the effective date of the traffic program.


The application shall contain the following information:

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and AFTN/e-mail
  • Date, flight plan and flight number/Number of weekly frequencies
  • Destinations to be flown with indication of times
  • Aircraft type, registration numbers and capacity
  • Insurance (non-Community air carriers)
  • Name(s) of the charterer/charterers
  • Charter category
  • Wet-lease, if relevant
  • Code-share, if relevant

State Flights

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Applications for VIP flights, diplomatic or state flights with a civil non-commercial state aircraft shall be forwarded via your country's diplomatic channels (embassy) to Naviair via Naviair’s homepage not later than 10 days before the estimated time of passage of the Danish FIR boundaries. Saturdays, Sundays and Danish legal holidays are not included in this time-limit.

Naviair can also be contacted by phone: +45 3247 8272.

Technical Flights

Last updated 17/12/2020

Civil aircraft, registered in a State that has acceded to the Chicago Convention may according to Article 5 fly into or in transit non-stop across Danish territory and make technical landings without prior permission, cf. AIP Denmark, GEN 1-2, paragraph 1.3.1. 

Aircraft registered in a State that has not acceded to the Transit Agreement of 7 December 1944 and with which Denmark has not concluded a special agreement, may not without prior permission make non-commercial landings on Danish territory. 

Application for such permission shall have been received by the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority not later than 5 days before the estimated time of passage of the Danish FIR boundaries. 

The application shall contain the following information: 

  • Operator’s name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Aircraft type, nationality and registration marks
  • Intended route and destination of the flight as well as date, time and location for passage of the Danish FIR boundaries
  • In case of landing: Information on aerodrome as well as date and estimated time of arrival and departure

Operations in Danish Airspace

Last updated 17/12/2020
For more specific information scroll down. For information about flights in Danish airspace, please consult AIP Denmark, AIP Greenland and AIP Faeroe Islands.

Insurance requirements

Common European third party liability requirements for aircraft have been stipulated in Regulation (EC) no. 785/2004 which entered into force on 30 April 2005. The regulations are applicable to both national aircraft as well as foreign aircraft operating within the EU. The regulations have been put into force for Greenland and the Faeroe Islands as a Ministerial Order.

The requirements include both insurance in respect of liability for third parties (injury to persons and damage to property outside the aircraft) and insurance in respect of liability for passengers, baggage and cargo. The requirements are applicable both for overflights and landings.

The regulations are not applicable for model aircraft with MTOM of less than 20 kg and foot-launched flying machines (including powered paragliders and hang gliders) and kites.
The requirements regarding minimum insurance sums stated in Special Drawing Rights (SDR's) are as follows:

Third-party liability

Insurance in respect of liability to third parties, per accident for aircraft with a maximum take-off mass (MTOM) of:

 

  • less than 500 kg: 0.75 million SDR's
  • from 500 kg and up to 1 ton: 1.5 million SDR's
  • from 1 and up to 2.7 tons: 3 million SDR's
  • from 2.7 and up to 6 tons: 7 million SDR's
  • from 6 and up to 12 tons: 18 million SDR's
  • from 12 and up to 25 tons: 80 million SDR's
  • from 25 and up to 50 tons: 150 million SDR's
  • from 50 and up to 200 tons: 300 million SDR's
  • from 200 and up to 500 tons: 500 million SDR's of 500 tons or more: 700 million SDR's

Passengers

Insurance in respect of liability for passengers (for flights in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands only applicable in connection with commercial operations):


  • 250,000 SDR's per passenger seat with which the aircraft is approved.

Baggage & cargo

Insurance in respect of liability for baggage and cargo (only applicable for commercial operations):


  • Baggage: 1,000 SDR's per passenger - Cargo: 17 SDR's per kilogram.

Third Country Operators

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Third Country Operators (TCO) engaging in scheduled or non-scheduled commercial air transport operations into, within or out of a territory subject to the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union, must hold a safety authorization issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 452/2014. This includes operators which are wet leased-in by, or code-sharing with, an EU operator when commercial air transport flights to any territory subject to the provisions of the Treaty of the European Union are performed. This TCO authorization is not required for operators only overflying the above-mentioned EU territories without a planned landing.

Applications for TCO authorization should be submitted to EASA at least 30 days before the intended starting date of operation.

EU Member States continue to be responsible for issuing operating permits. The safety authorization issued by EASA is one prerequisite in the process of obtaining an operating permit, or equivalent document, from the respective EU Member State under existing Air Service Agreements between EU Member States and third countries.

Non-scheduled flights - one-off notifications

A third country operator may perform air ambulance flights or a non-scheduled flight or a series of non-scheduled flights to overcome an unforeseen, immediate and urgent operational need without first obtaining an authorization, provided that the operator:

  1. Notifies EASA in a form and manner established by EASA prior to the intended date of the first flight;
  2. is not being subject to an operating ban pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005; and
  3. submits to EASA an application for TCO authorization within 10 working days after the date of the notification.

The flights specified in the notification may be performed for a maximum period of six consecutive weeks after the date of notification or until EASA has communicated the formal decision on the application for a TCO authorization, whichever occurs first. One-off notifications may be filed only once every 24 months by an operator.

For more information please visit the EASA website.

Use on non-Danish registered homebuilt or home-restored aircraft in Denmark

Last updated 17/12/2020
Flights in Denmark with aircraft which do not have a standard certificate of airworthiness, cf. Article 31 of the Chicago Convention, must not be carried out without prior permission.

In pursuance of ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) recommendation INT.S / 11.1, the Danish Civil Aviation and Railway Authority accepts without prior application that non-Danish registered home-built or home-restored aircraft operate in Denmark on an Experimental Certificate of Airworthiness or equivalent “permit to fly” issued by the civil aviation authority of an ECAC State, provided that

  • the aircraft has completed its flight test period,
  • the maximum take-off mass of the aircraft does not exceed 2,730 kg, and
  • the Danish limitations mentioned in Regulations for Civil Aviation (BL) 1-12, para. 5.4.2.1, are complied with in addition to the experimental operating limitations of the aircraft.

 

Operation of the aircraft in connection with

  • renting or commercial flights,
  • flights in accordance with the IFR rules mentioned in Commission Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 and Regulations for Civil Aviation (BL) 7-1, or
  • flights over densely built-up areas, including areas with weekend cottages and inhabited camping sites, and over an open-air assembly of persons, is prohibited.

 

Note 1: Aircraft without standard certificate of airworthiness are often certificated in the experimental class. Homebuilt, home-restored and former military aircraft are usually placed in this class.

 

Note 2: This acceptance does not apply to aircraft classified as “ULM”, “Ultralight” or “Microlight”.

 

Note 3: Non-Danish registered aircraft operating in Denmark must be insured in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. 785/2004.