Rävala pst 8, Tallinn 10143
tel 610 3500 faks 610 3501
ecaa at ecaa dot ee
ICAO Regional Symposium on the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals
ICAO Regional Symposium on the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) and the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 17 to 19 June 2013. See ICAO letter for more information.
Information for flight examiners of foreign states
Starting from April 8, 2013, all flight examiners not holding certificates/licences issued by Estonian CAA wishing to conduct skill tests, proficiency checks or assessments of competence to pilots holding licences issued by Estonian CAA, must receive briefing from Estonian CAA. See more details.
Director General of Estonian CAA Koit Kaskel will resign from office
Director General of Estonian CAA Koit Kaskel will resign from his office starting from April 4, 2013. He has been working in Estonian CAA since January 1998, the last 10 years as Director General.
Application of the requirements of EU regulations 1178/2011 and 290/2012 (FCL) in Estonia
In addition to our earlier information on the decision not to apply the provisions of Annexes I-VII to the Regulation 1178/2011 (as amended by Regulation 290/2012) until 8 April 2013, Estonia will further derogate from the provisions of the Regulations 1178/2011 and 290/2012 and
has decided to make use of the following derogations from the Regulation 1178/2011 under Article 12(2):
- not to apply the provisions related to pilot licences of powered-lift aircraft, airships, balloons and sailplanes until 8 April 2015;
- not to apply the provisions of Subpart B until 8 April 2015;
- not to apply the provisions of points FCL.800, FCL.805, FCL.815 and FCL.820 until 8 April 2015 ;
- not to convert non-JAR-compliant aeroplane and helicopter licences issued until 8 April 2014;
- not to apply the provisions of the Regulation 1178/2011 to pilots holding a licence and associated medical certificate issued by a third country involved in the non-commercial operation of aircraft specified in Article 4(1)(b) or (c) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 until 8 April 2014;
- not to apply the provisions of Section 3 of Subpart B of Annex IV to the Regulation 1178/2011 until 8 April 2015.
Estonia has decided to make use of the following derogation from the Regulation 290/2012 under Article 2:
- not to apply Annexes VI and VII to training organisations providing training only for the light aircraft pilot licence, private pilot licence, balloon pilot licence or sailplane pilot licence until 8 April 2015.
The reason for postponing the application of the above mentioned provisions is the need to enable the persons and organisations whose activities are regulated by the above mentioned provisions to adjust their activities to the new requirements.
Application of EU regulations on Flight Crew Licensing (FCL)
Regulations No 1178/2011 and No 290/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council will apply in the European Union starting from 8 April 2012.
Under Article 12 of the Regulation No 1178/2012 and Article 2 of the Regulation No 290/2012 the member states of the EU may decide not to apply the provisions of Annexes I to VII to the Regulations until 8 April 2013. On this basis, Annexes I to VII will not be applied in Estonia until 8 April 2013. Relevant official decision and details on the application of the requirements of the above mentioned regulations will follow at the earliest possibility.
Airworthiness Reviews of Aircraft
Flight Safety Occurrence and Air Traffic Incident Report Forms
| Ettekanne lennuohutust mõjutavast juhtumist|
Flight Safety Occurrence Report
| Ettekanne toimunud lennuliiklusintsidendist (viide: AIP ENR 1.14-3 )|
Air Traffic Incident Report Form
| Ettekanne õhusõiduki kokkupõrkest linnuga|
Bird Strike Report Form
Kõik vormid on ekraanil täidetavad / All forms can be filled on screen
Revision of Aeronautical Chart - ICAO 1:500 000
Aeronautical Chart 1:500 000 ESTONIA 2153A revised with effect from 04 JUN 2009.
The chart can be ordered as from 15 MAY 2009.
Tartu Aviation College was renamed Estonian Aviation Academy (EAA)
The regulation came into force as from 1 September, 2008. Read more
New rules end confiscation of duty-free liquids bought at Singapore airport from transfer passengers
The European Commission adopted on August 20 2008 a regulation (EU) No 820/2008 allowing air passengers arriving from Croatia (Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Zadar and Zagreb airports) and transferring at an EU airport to take duty-free liquids on-board their connecting flights. When changing planes in the EU, these passengers will no longer be obliged to abandon liquids bought at Croatian airports and carried in their cabin baggage.
This means that liquids, aerosols and gels purchased in duty free shops at Croatian airports that are carried by transfer passengers at EU airports need no longer to be confiscated from that date onwards, provided that
1) they are carried in a Security Tamper Evident Bag (STEB),
2) they are purchased within the preceding 36 hours and
3) the tamper evident bag displays satisfactory proof of purchase at one of these airports:
Dubrovnik (DBV) airport
Rijeka (RJK) airport
Pula (PUY) airport
Split (SPU) airport
Zadar (ZAD) airport
Zagreb (ZAG) airport
This Regulation will enter into force on August 20 2008.
European rules on aviation security
The European Parliament adopted a new regulation 300/2008 that aims to ensure a high level of aviation security throughout the EU.
Common basic security standards include, inter alia, screening of passengers and cabin baggage, access control, screening of hold baggage, aircraft security checks, security controls for cargo and mail, staff recruitment and training as well as patrols and other physical controls.
Security programmes at national airport and air carrier level shall assure that the common rules are applied and maintained.
Member States are free to apply more stringent measures. However, those measures must be "relevant, objective, non-discriminatory and proportional" to the risk that is being addressed.
For the first time, in-flight security measures such as access to the cockpit, unruly passengers and in-flight security officers ('sky marshals') are addressed at European level. The new regulation doesn't oblige Member States to deploy in-flight security officers. Each Member State retains the competence to do or not to do so.
Passengers and/or their baggage arriving on flights from third countries that have aviation security standards equivalent to the EU law need not be re-screened. Therefore, agreements between the EU and third countries, which recognise that the security standards applied in the third country are equivalent to the EU standards, should be encouraged.
The regulation enters into force on the twentieth day after publication in the Official Journal and will be applied not later than 24 months after this date.
EU-OPS becomes applicable on July 16
Operators holding an AOC from an EU Member State will need to update their current Operations Manual and other operational documentation material, following the adoption and implementation of the revised Regulation 3922/91 (as amended by regulations 1899/2006 and 8/2008), to be compliant with Annex III (EU OPS) as of 16 July 2008, when EU-OPS becomes directly applicable law in all Member States.
New rules end confiscation of duty-free liquids bought at Singapore airport from transfer passengers
13 December 2007 the European Commission adopted a regulation allowing air passengers arriving from Singapore and transferring at an EU airport to take duty-free liquids on-board their connecting flights. When changing planes in the EU, these passengers will no longer be obliged to abandon liquids bought at Singapore airport and carried in their cabin baggage.
Modification to the list of prohibited articles
In conjunction with the European Commission Regulation (EC) No 915/2007 of 31 July 2007 coming into force, subparagraph "f" (Liquids) of the list of prohibited articles shall be complemented. Due to the modification, exemptions may be granted if the liquid is obtained from outlets located in an airside area beyond the point where boarding passes are controlled or in a security restricted area in an airport situated in a third country listed by the European Commission if the tamper-evident bag in which the liquid is placed displays satisfactory proof of purchase on airside at the third country airport within the preceding thirty-six hours. The modification shall come into force on 20 August 2007.
In conjunction with the European Commission Regulation (EC) No 915/2007 of 31 July 2007 coming into force, subparagraph "f" (Liquids) of the list of prohibited articles shall be complemented.
Due to the modification, exemptions may be granted if the liquid is obtained from outlets located in an airside area beyond the point where boarding passes are controlled or in a security restricted area in an airport situated in a third country listed by the European Commission if the tamper-evident bag in which the liquid is placed displays satisfactory proof of purchase on airside at the third country airport within the preceding thirty-six hours.
The modification shall come into force on 20 August 2007.
Revised Aeronautical Chart 1:500 000 ESTONIA 2153A
Aeronautical Chart 1:500 000 ESTONIA 2153A revised with effect from 7 JUNE 2007 . Charts can be ordered from:
The main changes comparing with the current version are as follows:
Estonian Air Navigation Services, AIS
Lennujaama 2, P.O. Box 12
Tel: +372 625 8323
Fax: +372 625 8204
Internet: http://aip.eans.ee (link Subscription)
Charts are also available at Tallinn Aerodrome Briefing Office and Estonian CAA.
The price of the chart is: 200 EEK (12,78 EUR) postage not included.
A 10% discount is applied if the amount of ordered charts is 20 or more.
Charts can be ordered from:
New EU aviation security requirements for passengers
European Union has adopted new security rules for passengers and their hand luggage. The new rules apply from Monday, 6th November 2006 at all airports in the European Union until further notice.
Please see also the guidance material developed by the European Commission.
The new rules restrict the amount of liquids that you can take through security checkpoints. They apply to all passengers departing from airports in the EU whatever their destination.
Passengers are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in their cabin luggage or on your person. These liquids must be in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each. These containers must be packed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity. The contents of the plastic bag shall fit comfortably and the bag shall be completely closed. Example of the plastic bag can be found here .
Liquids include gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the contents of pressurised containers, e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols and other items of similar consistency.
List of prohibited articles can be found here.
Attention! Estonian CAA new contact phone numbers
New general phone +372 610 3500
New general fax +372 610 3501
A revised list of direct contact phone numbers, please click HERE .
Estonian CAA office hours are: For aviation personnel licence issues please contact licensing department: Please note that there are no open office hours on Tuesdays. In order to ensure a good and expeditious service we suggest to agree upon appointments directly with relevant officials.
Mon 8:00 - 16:30
Wed - Fri 8:00 - 16:30
Mon 9:00 - 15:30
Wed - Fri 9:00 - 15:30
We kindly ask to take this into consideration when scheduling appointments.
Please select from our contacts.
For aviation personnel licence issues please contact licensing department:
Please note that there are no open office hours on Tuesdays.
In order to ensure a good and expeditious service we suggest to agree upon appointments directly with relevant officials.
Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) has recommended Estonia for mutual recognition of licences issued in accordance with JAR-FCL
Estonia has been recommended by Central JAA for mutual recognition of licences, ratings, certificates, approvals and authorisations issued by Estonian CAA in accordance with JAR-FCL 1, 2, 3.
A positive recommendation was made as a result of a Licensing Stardisation Team (LIST) and Medical Standardisation Team (MEST) visit on March 27 - 30, 2006.
A detailed table of the current status of those JAA States that have implemented JAR-FCL and their mutual recommendation status can be viewed HERE .