To be a catalyst of the national unity and contributor for the growth of the national economy
To facilitate through strategic planning and effective regulation, the operation of a safe, secure, efficient and sustainable national civil aviation industry that conforms to national and international standards and recommended practices and
— To create infrastructural facilities;
— Deploy advanced technologies;
— Connect presently non served districts and regions;
— Develop skilled manpower according to the needs of the Timor-Leste aviation
The main objective of the Civil Aviation Authority of Timor-Leste (AACTL) is to promote the continued development of a safe, efficient and sustainable Timor-Leste civil aviation system within its sovereign territory and the airspace above it and such other airspace as is assigned to it for management under any international convention or agreement. This can best be achieved by the effective and efficient performance of its regulatory/inspection functions for aerodromes, air traffic management including provision of aeronautical information service (AIS), certification and safety oversight of national aircraft operators and surveillance of foreign registered aircraft operating to/from and within Timor-Leste territory. Additionally, AACTL shall exercise economic regulation of international air transport. The AACTL is also the responsible national authority for aviation security and has the role in search and rescue (SAR).