Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Research and Innovation in the Aviation Sector - Icing as a Strategic Niche

Icing Strategy for the Austrian Aviation Sector 2030+

European aircraft and component manufacturers, service providers and research institutions have extensive expertise in the feld of aircraft ice protection. Ground and aircraft de-icing technologies increase fight safety in icing conditions and safeguard the operability of aircraft under the most adverse weather conditions. Diferent technologies are used on the ground or on the aircraft to remove or prevent ice build-up on aircraft structures. However, various gaps can also be identifed, especially as regards the availability of key icing facilities in Europe.

Toll sticker 2018

The colour of the toll sticker (vignette) for 2018 is raspberry red. Since the motorway toll sticker was first introduced in Austria in 1997 there have been seventeen different colours.

The new sticker is valid from 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2019 and it is obtainable from 6000 sales outlets inside and outside the country, for example at Austria's automobile clubs, the ÖAMTC and ARBÖ. Starting in 2018 the ASFINAG is offering the Digital Vignette to car and motorcycle owners. Like the traditional toll sticker, it is valid from 1 December 2017 and there will be a ten-day, two-month and yearly Digital Vignette with no cost difference either. Further informations on the Website of the ASFINAG: Toll sticker

Pricing
type of vehiclesperiod of one yearperiod of 2 monthsperiod of 10 days
motorbikes34,70 Euro13,10 Euro5,20 Euro
cars up to 3,5 tons87,30 Euro26,20 Euro9 Euro

Winter tyres and snow chains

As of 1 January 2008 drivers using Austria's roads are required, under the 29th amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act (KFG), to have appropriate winter equipment. Between 1 November and 15 April of the following year drivers of private cars and goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight must be suitably equipped for winter conditions. That means that drivers using the roads in wintry conditions during this period must have winter tyres fitted. Drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight and buses must comply with a winter tyres requirement. That means that the vehicle must always be fitted with winter tyres during the prescribed period, whether there is snow on the roads or not. This requirement applies to goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes from 1 November to 15 April and to buses from 1 November to 15 March.