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|Date of Independence:|
|15 May 1955|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|115 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|92 of 242 in the World|
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.
Further National Information
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.
Military Air Arms
Current military air arms-
Air Force (Österreichische Luftstreitkrafte)
Central Government Agencies
Public Service Aviation
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Magazines Guide for Austria
Austrian Aviation Bibliography – to be added
The World’s Airlines – Austria
List of all Austrian airlines
SPAA – Seaplane Pilots Association Austria
Flying seaplanes in Austria, including very good history section
Official national aviation organisation
Austria Charter Operators
Information on all charter operators in Austria
Graz airport based aviation enthusiasts – photos, reports, airport visitors etc
Austrian Aviation Net
Commercial airlines and flying in Austria
Web links for Austrian civil aviation
Lots of information about private flying in Austria
Information for private pilots in Austria