Competent Authority according to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011

Since 22 March 2017, the Federal Office of the Bundeswehr for Military Aviation (FOMABw) as the German Military Aviation Authority (MAA) is authorized to perform tasks of a Civil Aviation Authority in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011. Its responsibility exclusively covers Bundeswehr personnel, organizations and facilities, currently comprising the following parts of Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011:

  • licenses and ratings for pilots in accordance with Part FCL/MED,
  • approval of training organizations in accordance with Part ORA.ATO,
  • admission of persons in accordance with Part ORA.ATO,
  • qualification of flight simulation training devices in accordance with Part ORA.FSTD,
  • recognition of language proficiency test procedures and approval of language proficiency examination agencies in accordance with ICAO Doc 9835.

The following process organization has been established to master the corresponding responsibilities:


General Point of Contact

Phone +49 (0)2203 908 3764
Monday – Thursday 09:00-15:30, Friday 09:00-12:00
E-Mail: LufABw Civil

Point of Contact for Licensing

Phone +49 (0)2203 908 1733
Monday – Thursday 09:00-15:30, Friday 09:00-12:00
E-Mail: LufABw Civil

Forms: Link

Point of Contact for Approval of Organization and Qualifying FSTD

Phone +49 (0)2203 908 2660
Monday – Thursday 09:00-15:30, Friday 09:00-12:00
E-Mail: LufABw Civil

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