Implementation status


ECC Decision of 24 June 2005 on the free circulation and use of Aircraft Earth Stations (AES) in the frequency bands 14-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space), 10.7-11.7GHz (space-to-Earth) and 12.5-12.75 GHz (space-to-Earth), amended on 6 March 2015

Implementation Summary
Yes 44
Yes Partly 2
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 1
No 0
No info 1
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania Yes 10-08-2017 License-exemption if licensed by registering country
Andorra Yes 10-08-2017
Austria Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Azerbaijan Yes 10-08-2017 No objection letter to be obtained
Belarus Yes 30-10-2015 No objection letter or by analysis to be obtained Individual decision for Boeing and Panasonic Avionics
Belgium Yes 10-08-2017 License-exemption if licensed by registering country
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes 10-08-2017 BH Rule 72/2014
Bulgaria Yes 22-10-2018 Implemented by the Rules for carrying out electronic communications through radio equipment using frequency spectrum which does not need to be individually assigned
Croatia Yes 23-11-2015 Implemented through reference in the NTFA. Issued general licence OD-102
Cyprus Yes 26-10-2015
Czech Republic Yes 14-09-2017 VO-R/1/05.2017-2
Denmark Yes 02-11-2015 Implementation through reference in the national table of frequency allocations and executive order (at present No 758 of 1 June 2015). Note that ECC/DEC/(05)11 is also implemented in Greenland and the Faroe Islands in the respective frequency allocation tables.
Estonia Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt, implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan” and "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment exempted from frequency authorisation"
Finland Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt; Implemented by Regulation FICORA 4, see
France Yes Partly 10-08-2017 License-exempt if connected to licensed network; NFTA footnote F105b - ARCEP decision 2010-1182 - ARCEP decision 2010-1183
Georgia Yes 10-08-2017 No objection letter needed
Germany Yes 14-07-2015
Greece Yes 05-02-2016 National measures apply: Operation of AES, mounted on aircrafts, on the ground and below 7000 ft is not allowed
Hungary Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt; Decree No. 7/2015 (XI.13.)NMHH on the national frequency allocation and the rules of using frequency bands. Information under Decides 2 and due to considering k): The consent of the aviation authority is required for the operation of AES on the ground at airports. Information under Decides 10: the uplink transmissions are possible in the whole band 14-14.5 GHz. Notification relevant to considering n): AMSS network operators are exempted from frequency authorisation and notification
Iceland Yes 10-08-2017 implemented through NTFA
Ireland Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Italy Yes 02-11-2015
Latvia Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Liechtenstein Yes 10-08-2017
Lithuania Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Luxembourg Yes 10-08-2017 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocation as of 13 January 2016
Macedonia (FYROM) Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Malta Yes 12-01-2016
Moldova Yes 10-08-2017
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Netherlands Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Norway Yes 20-10-2015
Poland Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
Portugal Yes 02-11-2015 Press release containing the Decision published (Spectru no 82, January 2006)
Romania Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt; airport coordination
Russian Federation Yes 10-08-2017 Licensed
San Marino Yes 10-08-2017
Serbia Yes 10-08-2017 Notification letter needed
Slovak Republic Yes 10-08-2017 Prior license-exemption with notification
Slovenia Yes 18-05-2015 NTFA
Spain Yes 22-10-2015
Sweden Yes Partly 21-04-2015 Implemented by the National Frequency Allocation Table and Licence Exemption Regulations. Not all requirements are mandatory. Free circulation de facto implemented by EU RE Directive)
Switzerland Yes 10-08-2017 See
Turkey Yes 28-10-2015 License-exempt, Both nationally-registered (only supplied by the companies those having both Satellite Communication Service and Internet Service Provider authorizations granted by ICTA) and foreign-registered aircrafts, the user shall fill in 'the Information Form for the Electronic Communications Services' and send to ICTA
Ukraine Yes 10-08-2017 on approval by analysis basis
United Kingdom See remarks 10-08-2017 Earth station network license needed, see
Vatican City Yes 10-08-2017