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Zone protection

Zone protection / Cantonal reporting office aviation obstacles

Art. 42 of the Civil Aviation Act stipulates that the federal government can issue an ordinance prescribing that buildings and other obstacles may only be erected within a certain radius of public airports or flight control installations or within a certain distance from flight paths provided they do not impair aviation security (security zones).

Zone protection

Applicable provisions governing zone protection in and around Zurich Airport

All applications for the construction of buildings, installations, the planting of vegetation and reforestation which exceed the maximum heights specified in the plans and do not correspond to the descriptions in the plans must be submitted to Zurich Airport, Zone Protection.

The cantonal reporting office decides in collaboration with FOCA on whether and under what terms and conditions the obstacle can be built. This same applies to changes to existing obstacles.

New: computerised application for erecting construction cranes

You can now use your computer to fill in and save an application to erect a construction crane. You then just need to print it out, sign it, and send it to us by post.

A signed paper version sent by post is required for legal reasons. The application to erect a construction crane can be completed on the computer and therefore processed more quickly.