8/2005, Cria a Autoridade da Aviação Civil de Timor-Leste e Aprova os Respectivos Estatutos;

1/2003, Lei de Bases da Aviação Civil;


The Directorate of Corporate Affairs is responsible for the administration of human resources, finance, procurement, library and information-communication-technology (ICT) management within the Civil Aviation Authority of Timor-Leste (AACTL) and carries out the institutional development function.

The Directorate of Corporate Affairs also provides secretarial services to the AACTL Board.

In order to discharge its allocated functions/responsibilities, described under AACTL internal regulations, the Directorate of Corporate Affairs headed by Director, is divided in 3 Departments managed by Department’s: Managers:

  • “Administration and Finance”
  • “Human Resources”
  • “Institutional Development and Information/Communication”

In order to comply with its allocated functions, the Directorate of Corporate Affairs:

  1. Prepares, implements and maintains the administrative procedures that cover the affairs of finance, staffing, procurement, library and information and communication technology (ICT) management in accordance with applicable national legislations/regulations;
  2. Develops and implements the business plans and budgets;
  3. Establishes and implements the effective Financial & Property Management System;
  4. Develops and maintains the human resources management system including records keeping management.
  5. Establishes, manages and maintains the AACTL library;
  6. Defines the policy and strategy relating to AACTL institutional development and information and communication and technology (ICT) management;
  7. Creates and maintains the AACTL website;
  8. Drafts and submits the respective reports to AACTL Boards;
  9. Provides administrative services to the AACTL Board

The “Licensing and Market Access Directorate” carries out the licensing, supervisory and administrative activities relating to aircraft operator’s access to activities and Timor-Leste market.  The Directorate formulate and implement economic policy on air transport and proposes the measures for the orderly development and expansion of air transport in Timor-Leste on a sound economic basis and advises the AACTL Board on the economic aspects of the aviation industry in Timor-Leste. The Directorate also formulate the policy on air service agreement and advice the Board during negotiation processes. 

The mandate of the Licensing and Market Access Directorate is mainly related to issuing the air transport licenses and flights approvals, international cooperation and economic/statistical analysis/research. 

In order to discharge its allocated functions/responsibilities, described under AACTL internal regulations, the “Licensing and Market Access Directorate” (LMAD) headed by Director, is divided in 3 Departments managed by Department’s: Managers:

  • “Commercial Licensing”
  • “International Cooperation and Market Access”
  • “Economic Analysis and Statistic” 

In order to comply with its allocated functions, the Licensing and Market Access Directorate:

  1. Formulates and implements the policies, norms and criteria in the field of scheduled and non-scheduled commercial air transportation;
  2. Assesses the air-transport operators for issuing a commercial license for Timor-Leste aviation market in accordance with applicable legislations/regulations;
  3. Issues the flight approvals/authorizations for operation to/from and within Timor-Leste airspace;
  4. Prepares and maintains the template air transportation agreements (ASA) proposed to be concluded with other countries, follows up their conclusion and enforcement, suggests the amendments to existing agreements and takes part in related meetings and consultations;
  5. Supervises the air transportation rights granted to national and foreign carriers;
  6. Ensures that aviation companies comply with implementation of the provisions of air transportation agreements.
  7. Develops, reviews and maintains economic regulations on air transport in accordance with ICAO air transport policies;
  8. Provides, analyses and publishes the aviation statistical data
  9. Analyses the air transportation fee and charges and control their implementation after approval thereof;
  10. Develops the regulations and takes the required actions to protect and indemnify air travellers, according to the provisions of international conventions signed or acceded to by the State.
  11. Examine complaints submitted against aviation companies operating in the Timor-Leste in accordance with respective air transport regulations.

AACTL has several Directorates such as:

  1. Directorate of Flight Safety
  2. Directorate of Aerodrome
  3. Directorate of Aviation Security
  4. Directorate of Air Navigation Services
  5. Directorate of Administration and Finance
  6. Directorate of Market Access



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