The Flight Operations Section conducts oversight of air operators through assessments of flight operations, operator's management system and evaluation of compliance with financial requirements related to EU Regulations
All licences for flight operations are subject to the Section's approval and control. The Flight Operations Section oversees commercial and general aviation. Assessments of ferry flights are carried out, as well as SAFA inspections. Furthermore, Operations Inspectors monitor specific flights and verify whether they are conducted in accordance with current rules.
The Flight Operations Section is responsible for:
- Overseeing general aviation
- Overseeing commercial aviation of Icelandic parties, procedural rules of air operators, flight crew members, as well as the financial status of air operators
- The issuing of air operator licences being in accordance with council regulation 1008/2008 and 965/2012 on air transport flights with subsequent amendments
- Issuing air operator certificates which attest that the air operator is in control of flight safety aspects in its operations. All licences for flight operations are subject to the Flight Operations Section's approval and control. The Operations Section furthermore oversees flights of foreign parties to and from the country as needed, and issues permits to fly through Icelandic airspace. Systematic assessments of air operators' management of flight operations are carried out, inspectors conduct enroute inspections whether they are conducted in accordance with current rules, monitor the use of flight simulators, as well as air operators' activities in Iceland and abroad, as appropriate.