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.
 

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

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