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Timor-Leste Aviation 


Key airport information may also be found at: World Aero Data information on Timor-Leste 

For information on Timor-Leste Airport compmany contact details, please see the following link: 

4.5 Timor-Leste Airport Company Contact List

Timor-Leste Government Website


The Timor-Leste government owns all aerodromes including in the Oecussi enclave and the Dili Heliport. Aerodromes/heliport operating hours are restricted to daylight hours as published.
The Civil Aviation Division (CAD) operates Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport and is currently under the umbrella of the airport directorate, administrative procedures are underway to create a civil aviation authority that is separate from the Airport directorate, and is due to be in place by early 2010.
Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport and Baucau/Cakung aerodromes are designated as international aerodromes. However, Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport presently is the only aerodrome authorized by CAD for regular commercial operations on a charter basis.
Operators intending to operate international flights to Baucau aerodrome, including flights in support of UNMIT or others, must obtain prior approval from the CAD, which will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. Aerodrome operating minima are not established. Operators shall establish aerodrome operating minima for each of the aerodromes to which they operate into in accordance with the provisions of as established by CAD. There are no visual signals are available at the aerodromes.
Night operations generally are not permitted at the aerodromes; however, the CAD may permit night operations for emergency purposes only, such as for urgent medical evacuation or mercy flights and training flights.

The grounds of Timorese aerodromes are divided into two zones as follows:
a) Public zone comprising that part of the aerodrome opened to public;
b) Restricted zone comprising the rest of the aerodrome.
For emergency/mercy flights; access to the restricted zone is authorized in accordance with aviation regulations and rules/conditions laid down by the aerodrome authority.

A number of additional airstrips and helicopter landing sites exist throughout Timor-Leste but these have not been assessed by CAD as suitable for civil aircraft operations.

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft

In Timor-Leste., the following requirements need to be applied, presented and approved before preposition of foreign registered aircraft:
A formal letter of request for registration of foreign aircraft is required to be submitted to the Civil Aviation Division (CAD), approvals are granted pending satisfactory outcome of a physical inspection of the aircraft. Foreign pilots wanting to operate in Timor-Leste are required to submit a written request to CAD and show proof of valid license.

For information on Timor-Leste Humanitarian Carriers, please see the following document:

Timor-Leste Humanitarian Carriers

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Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.