Aerodrome

The Aerodrome Standards and Infrastructure Directorate (ASID) is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of aerodrome standards contained in national legislation/regulations in accordance with ICAO Annex 14 through inspections, licensing approvals, certification and other surveillance activities. This Directorate is also responsible for the implementation and maintenance of rescue and fire standards at all Timor-Leste’s aerodromes.

The Directorate is mandated of carrying out the implementation of policies, the preparation of norms, standards, procedures and criteria, the provision of technical guidance and supervision, as well as evaluation and reporting in the airport sector.

In order to discharge its allocated functions/responsibilities, described under AACTL internal regulations, the Aerodrome Standards and Infrastructure Directorate (ASID) headed by Director/Chief Inspector, is divided in 2 Departments managed by Department’s Managers/Inspectors:

  • “Aerodromes”
  • “Infrastructure”

 In order to comply with its allocated functions, the Aerodrome Standards and Infrastructure Directorate (ASID):

  1. Regulates, reviews and oversees the compliance with national/international standards for aerodrome design, operation, equipment and maintenance;
  2. Processes the application for an aerodrome certificate and proposes to grant, refusal, cancelation or suspension of an aerodrome certificate;
  3. Performs the regular audits and periodic inspections on the airport operations, infrastructure and equipment in order to ensure compliance with Timor-Leste and ICAO standards;
  4. Conducts the regular inspections of rescue and firefighting systems;
  5. Evaluates and approves the airport/heliport emergency plans, emergency exercises, and safety procedures;
  6. Imposes the operating restrictions and/or sanctions a certified aerodrome, in the event of an unresolved safety concern;
  1. Reviews and approves the manuals, operational documents and procedures
  1. Monitors and enforces the effective implementation of Airport Operator’s SMS and promotes a safety culture of respective stakeholders through safety programs, guidance and trainings;
  2. Reviews and opines the plans and design for new aerodromes or the further development or modification of existing aerodromes submitted to AACTL for approval;
  3. Ensure that safety is not compromised during the works at airport’s operational areas;
  4. Ensures that aviation safety is not compromised due to conflicting interest between land-use and aviation industry.

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