If you wish to operate photography flights, you need to submit a declaration as a Specialised Operations (SPO) Operator.
You need to declare yourself as a specialized Operations (SPO) Operator as well as receive authorization for the individual High Risk Commercial Specialized Operations (HR SPO) from the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority.
Declaration as Specialized Operations (SPO) operator
Prior to commencing any commercial SPO operation, the operator shall declare, with all relevant information, itself as an SPO operator to the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority. Aircrafts used shall hold a valid Certificate of Airworthiness pursuant to Regulation (EU) No. 748/2012. If the SPO operator intends to lease-in aircraft from non-EU countries, authorization is required. Operators intending to lease-in aircraft shall provide the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority with information regarding:
- aircraft type,
- registration markings and serial no.
- contact information for registered owner,
- copy of valid Certificate of airworthiness (CofA),
- copy of lease agreement or description thereof, with financial arrangements excluded, and
- The duration of the lease.
Application for authorization for High Risk SPO
If the envisaged photography flight is designated as High Risk SPO by the operator it also requires authorization from the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority along with any other competent authority of the SPO operator. If the nature of the proposed operation is unclear, please consult the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority. As attachment to the application, the SPO operator shall provide risk assessment and Standard Operations Procedure (SOP) for the tasks provided.
The form and relevant attachments can be sent by post or email. Please see below for contact details.
When satisfied with the risk assessment and the SOP, the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority shall issue authorization. The authorization may be issued for a limited or an unlimited duration. The conditions under which an operator is authorized to conduct one or more high risk commercial specialized operations shall be specified in the authorization. Changes to a valid authorization is subject to new application. If the operator implements changes without having submitted an amended risk assessment and SOP, the competent authority shall suspend, limit or revoke the authorization. Any SPO operator operating within the jurisdiction of Denmark is subject to the oversight of the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority.
Temporary or occasional pursuit
Any SPO operator with principal place of business in another member state intending to operate in Denmark shall furthermore attach valid Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) and authorization from the its own CAA to the application.
If your provide your service in Denmark on a temporary basis you need to attach the airworthiness certificate to this application and a copy of your permission from the authorities of your home country to carry out commercial aerial photography flights.