Activity licences and certificates issued by the Civil Aviation Administration

To operate in the field of civil aviation, you need to apply for an activity licence or certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration. The Civil Aviation Administration also recognises certificates issued abroad.

The activity licences and certificates issued by the Civil Aviation Administration include:

  • Licence for aircraft maintenance certifying staff
  • Certificate for a tester of aviation-specific language proficiency
  • Certificate for the training organisation of aircraft maintenance certifying staff
  • Certificate for a continuing airworthiness management organisation
  • Certificate for an aircraft maintenance organisation
  • Recognition of a regulated agent
  • Recognition of a regulated supplier of in-flight supplies
  • Recognition of a known consignor
  • Aerodrome certificate
  • Heliport certificate
  • Registration certificate for non-commercial flight operations
  • Registration of aircrafts
  • Certificate for an aviation training organisation
  • Certificate of an air operator engaged in aerial work
  • Certificate of an air operator engaged in commercial air transport.

You can submit applications to the Civil Aviation:

  • via the Aviation Safety Information System LOIS (ID-card required to access the system);
  • by directly contacting the department (reception hours on working days 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., please book an appointment in advance);
  • by regular mail (postal address Rävala pst 8, 10143 Tallinn) or electronically by sending a digitally signed application by e-mail at ecaa@ecaa.ee.

The Air Traffic Services and Aerodromes Department issue the licences for air traffic controllers, student air-traffic controllers and flight information services officers.

The licences for flight crewmembers are issued by the Flight Operations Department.

The licences for certifying staff are issued by the Technical Department.

Validation of licences issued in other EASA Member States

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 is applicable in Estonia. Article 8 of the regulation provides that for operating an aircraft registered in an EASA Member State, a person must hold a Part-FCL licence or carry out conditions stated in Annex III (“Conditions for the acceptance of licences issued by or on behalf of third countries”).

More information about the validation of licences is available on the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration website.

Last amended: 08-09-2016 16:00 | Compiled by: Civil Aviation Administration