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 and amended on 8 March 2019

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 26-02-2020 VO-R/1/12.2018-8
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 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 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 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 License-exempt
Netherlands Yes 10-08-2017 License-exempt
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
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