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austria

Republic of Austria
(Republik Österreich)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
15 May 1955
Capital City:
Vienna
Total Area Ranking:
115 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
92 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Located in central Europe, modern Austria was created in 1918 following the collapse of the Hapsburg empire. It is bordered by Germany to the north west, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the north east, Hungary to the south east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland to the west.
About 75% of the land area is covered by the Austrian Alps, which range up to 12,500 ft (3,800 m), while fertile plains to the east include the Danube river valley and the Graz basin. The total land area is 82,732 sq km (31,942 sq miles). The population of 8.4 million (2007 figure) comprises 93% German, 6% Croat/Slovene/Hungarian and 1% other ethnic groups. 78% of the people are Roman Catholic, 5% Protestant, 2% Muslim and 15% other or non-religious. The capital city is Vienna.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Austrian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Austria
Yahoo Austria page
wikipedia: Austria
wikipedia: History of Austria

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Austrian civil aircraft were registered in the series A-xxxx onwards from 1919, with the registration in numbers not letters. The sequence was ended by the Anchluss with Germany in March 1938. In 1934 a new civil register was established using the prefix OE-xxx, eg: Tiger Moth OE-DAF. After WW2 the OE- register was re-established. State-owned aircraft use the sequence OE-Fxx. Gliders use the same prefix OE-xxxx, but with numerical registrations.

An incomplete all-time Austrian civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Österreichische Luftstreitkrafte)

Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Deutsch-Oesterreichische Fliegertruppe) [1918-1922]
Air Force (Fliegertruppe) [1935-1938]

Central Government Agencies

Border Guard (Grenzschutz)
Government
Paramilitary Police (Gendarmerie)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (OEAMTC)
Medical Aviation (ARA – Air Rescue Austria)
Police Aviation (Polizei)

Commercial Aviation

Austrian Airlines
Lauda Air
Tyrolean Airways
Welcome Air

wikipedia: Airlines of Austria
The World’s Airlines: Austria

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

Diamond Aircraft
HB Flugtechnik

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Graz
Innsbruck
Linz
Salzburg
Vienna
Airports in Austria

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Aviaticum
Fahrzeug-Technik-Luftfahrt Museum
Flying Bulls
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
Oesterreichisches Luftfahrtmuseum
Technisches Museum, Wien

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Austria

Aviation Bibliography

Austrian Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

The World’s Airlines – Austria
List of all Austrian airlines

SPAA – Seaplane Pilots Association Austria
Flying seaplanes in Austria, including very good history section

Oesterreichischer Aeroclub
Official national aviation organisation

Austria Charter Operators
Information on all charter operators in Austria

Spotterteam Graz
Graz airport based aviation enthusiasts – photos, reports, airport visitors etc

Austrian Aviation Net
Commercial airlines and flying in Austria

Fluglinks.at
Web links for Austrian civil aviation

www.aviator.at
Lots of information about private flying in Austria

Piloten.at
Information for private pilots in Austria

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