Aircraft Radio

An Aircraft Station Licence is required for the possession and operation of radio equipment on-board Irish registered aircraft.

In Ireland, regulation of the aviation industry is the responsibility of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). ComReg’s role in this area is limited to administering the issue of radio licences for radio transceiver equipment on board aircraft, for ground based aeronautical transceivers, radar and radionavigation systems.


More information can be found in our guidelines document – Aircraft Station Licence Guidelines – 09/44R5.


Applications for an Aircraft Station Licence can be made using ComReg’s online facility which can be found at

Applicants must be a ComReg  account holder, if not, applicants can register for a ComReg account at

Please download this document for guidance on how to use the online facility.


The fees payable for an Aircraft Station Licence are:

  • New Application €100
  • Licence Amendment / Transfer €30


The Regulations governing the issue of Aircraft Station licences are the

  • (S.I. 193 of 2009) –  Wireless Telegraphy (Aircraft Station Licence) Regulations 2009