Austro Control GmbH

It has been responsible for air traffic control and air safety in Austrian airspace since 1 January 1994. There are as many as 3,000 controlled flights in Austrian airspace on some days, often at altitudes of 10,000 metres or more. Aided by state-of-the-art technology, the air traffic controllers of Austro Control bring planes into the right airways and ensure that they keep their distance from others.

Tasks performed by Austro Control:

Air navigation services

  • air traffic management
  • aeronautical information services
  • air traffic telecommunications
  • air safety systems, aviation weather

Official Aviation Agency

  • inspection of airworthiness and operational safety,
  • supervision of aviation companies,
    • maintenance organisations, national,
    • maintenance organisations in accordance with EASA Part 145,
    • manufacturers,
    • maintenance organisations holding an inspection licence under the 2010 Civil Aircraft and Civil Aviation Equipment Order (ZLLV 2010),
    • development companies;
  • airworthiness and certification,
  • staff identity documents for civil aviation personnel,
  • monitoring of compliance with aviation regulations,
  • authorisation of flights into and out of Austrian airports and overflying Austria,
  • search and rescue service,
  • licensing and supervision of civil aviation training schools,
  • operational and technical supervision of aviation companies – the air operator's certificate (AOC).

Austro Control