Aircrew Dosimetry Service

Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity

Legal obligations for aircraft operators


The legal requirements for aircraft operators are described in the Austrian Radiation Protection Ordinance of Aircrew, GBl. II Nr.235/2006:

  • An estimation of the expected radiation dose must be made.
  • If an exposure of more than 1 mSv per year is possible, a permanent radiation dose assessment has to be carried out.
  • The radiation dose values have to be announced to the Central Dose Registry of the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) by an accredited testing laboratory.