Implementation status


ECC/DEC/(05)11 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) latest updated on 18 November 2022

Implementation Summary
Yes 43
Yes Partly 2
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 0
See remarks 0
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
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 Following the alignment of the legislation with the provisions of the Code, currently implemented by Rules for free use of radio frequency spectrum, published in the Bulgarian Official Gazette No. 92 of November 5, 2021. The use of AES is permitted only if they operate with an ITU-registered satellite system. The use of AES operating under the control of satellite systems that are not registered in the ITU is allowed only when in the process of international coordination Bulgaria has not expressed disagreement with the use of these systems or has given its consent.
Croatia Yes 23-11-2015 Implemented through reference in the NTFA. Issued general licence OD-102
Cyprus Yes 26-10-2015
Czech Republic Yes 26-02-2020 VO-R/1/6.2022-6
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 TRAFICOM 4 on radio frequency regulation, see
France Yes 03-06-2011
Georgia Yes 10-08-2017 No objection letter needed
Germany Yes 14-07-2015 Earth station network license needed in Germany
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 09-03-2023 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 l): 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 o): AMSS network operators are exempted from frequency authorisation and notification
Iceland Yes 10-08-2017 implemented through NTFA
Ireland Yes 10-08-2017 See National Legalisation S.I. 226 of 2020 See National Legalisation S.I.295 of 2007 See National Legalisation S.I. 197 of 2005
Italy Yes 02-11-2015 Implemented by the decree of Ministry of the Economic Development of 13 November 2008 and published in the Italian Official Gazette No. 273 dated 21 November 2008
Latvia Yes 10-08-2017
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
Malta Yes 12-01-2016
Moldova Yes 10-08-2017
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 10-08-2017 Implemented through reference in the National Frequency Allocation Table and in the Rulebook on radio-frequencies and the condition under they can be used without individual authorisation
Netherlands Yes 10-08-2017 Exemption from individual licensing is implemented in the relevant executive order
North Macedonia 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
San Marino Yes 10-08-2017
Serbia Yes Implementation per 3 July 2020 through reference in the national table of frequency allocations
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
Türkiye 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 Yes Partly 17-11-2021 Partly implemented (14- 14.25 GHz only). Authorised under an Earth Station Network licence where individual licensing of terminals is required only in a few number of cases.
Vatican City Yes 10-08-2017