Military Aviation Authority (MAA)

The MAA was created on 1 January 2018, combining several entities from the Air Force and armasuisse. Air force experts, primarily from the Flight Safety Department and the Military Aviation Regulation, have teamed up with armasuisse Certification, Quality Management and Airworthiness staff to form the core of the MAA. By reorganising, optimising processes and reducing redundancy, we aim to maximise our output without neglecting the the former tasks of our 40 employees.



The MAA in its regulatory role provides, through coordination with FOCA, the framework within which the Air Force and other state players in military aviation can evolve as freely, efficiently and safely as possible. In its oversight role, the MAA helps state players to comply with the regulations, identify and divergences, and propose mitigation action. Finally, yet importantly, the MAA provides a coherent procedure for the certification of new systems. The MAA, as a strong partner for military aviation regulation and oversight, facilitates the identification of roles and responsibilities on a daily basis as well as in the event of incidents or accidents. Furthermore, as a strong entity, it is responsible for defending the interests of military aviation in Switzerland and abroad. 


The Military Aviation Authority is the independent organisation responsible for regulation and supervision in military aviation. 

Goals MAA

  • Ensure the smooth integration of MAA processes into the etablished activities of Swiss military Aviation.
  • Maintain active cooperation with internal und external partners and create favorable conditions for establishing the Swiss MAA as an independent authority.
  • Develop an effective regulatory system and implement it as a newly created authority.

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Director Military Aviation Authority

Military Aviation Authority Military Airbase
CH-1530 Payerne
+41 58 460 20 25


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Military Aviation Authority

Military Airbase
CH-1530 Payerne

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