EU-Funded Projects

European Regional Development Fund

Pursuant to Regulation No. 93 of the Minister of Economic Affairs of 25 March 2009, during the years 2008-2010, European Regional Development Fund support in the field of aviation in the amount of 242,000,000 Estonian kroons was provided to the consolidated project for the development of Kärdla, Kuressaare, Ruhnu and Tartu airports.

During the 2004-2006 programme period the European Regional Development Fund financed the following projects in the field of aviation (in a total amount of 77,929,973 Estonian kroons):

Ensuring aviation safety and modernising infrastructure at Kärdla airport

Construction of a perimeter fence, acquisition of distance measuring equipment (DME), renovation of the precision approach radar (PAR TESLA), acquisition of a split-friction tester, a fire and rescue vehicle, very high frequency gateways and meteorological equipment.

Design and reconstruction of platform. Acquisition of a fuel tanker.

Ensuring aviation safety at Pärnu airport

Acquisition of new security equipment.

Ensuring aviation safety and modernising infrastructure at Tartu airport

Construction of a perimeter fence, including the required land improvement work. Acquisition of meteorological equipment, a split-friction tester, security equipment, a radio direction finder, rescue equipment, NDB and markers.

Design and reconstruction of the control tower, including the acquisition and installation of functional equipment necessary for the tower’s operations. Repairs of the taxiway, platform and aircraft waiting areas. Acquisition of aircraft ground processing unit (GPU), expansion of air traffic area and implementation of the passenger terminal reconstruction project.

Ensuring aviation safety and developing and modernising infrastructure at Kuressaare airport

Acquisition of security equipment, a fire-engine and rescue equipment.

Design and construction of the extension of the passenger terminal, including the acquisition of functional equipment. Design and construction of the maintenance and rescue service garage complex. Acquisition of aircraft ground processing unit (GPU).

Preparation of a detailed plan and environmental impact assessment and the geodetic source plan. Design of runway extension. Acquisition of rescue equipment, security equipment, a baggage carrier, and a split-friction tester. Acquisition of an AFL emergency generator.

Cohesion Fund

Within the resources that became available to Estonia during the period 2004-2006, the European Commission approved the financing of two Cohesion Fund projects at Tallinn Airport: ”Reconstruction of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport” and ”Development of the passenger terminal of Tallinn Airport”. Construction works of the projects were completed in 2008.

Reconstruction of the Air Traffic Area of Tallinn Airport

The most important objectives of the project “Reconstruction of the Air Traffic Area of Tallinn Airport” were improving the state of the environment and implementing environmental protection measures at Tallinn Airport and in its proximity as well as increasing the safety of the air traffic area in compliance with international civil aviation standards and requirements as established by the ICAO and ECAC.

The following works were performed in order to enhance environmental protection measures: building the rainwater collection, separation, pre-treatment and removal system; setting up a system for monitoring rainwater quality and automatic testing of water samples; improving and replacing the de-icing technology and installing temperature monitoring sensors for the runway; removal and storage of polluted soil.

The following works were performed in order to improve air safety and security: renovating the parts of the platform that had not been previously renovated and expanding the platform; creating, marking, and labelling aircraft parking spaces over the entire platform area, installing electric wiring and ensuring power supply for aircraft; extending the taxiway; construction and renovation of service roads; establishing an area for conducting fire drills.

Construction works were performed by a consortium comprising AS Talter, Lemminkäinen Oyj, AS Eesti Ehitus, AS Aspi, and AS Teede REV-2. Engineering services were provided by a consortium comprising Ramboll Finland Oy, AS Teede Tehnokeskus, and AS Telora-E.

Construction works started in September 2006 and were completed in September 2008. In addition to Tallinn Airport Ltd, the project was co-financed by the European Union through the Cohesion Fund.

Development of the Passenger Terminal of Tallinn Airport

As a result of the project “Development of the Passenger Terminal of Tallinn Airport” completed in August 2008, the operational security of Tallinn Airport as an EU transport node was enhanced and infrastructure was built enabling Tallinn Airport to comply with the requirements established for countries joining the Schengen agreement and meeting the needs of serving an increasing number of passengers.

During the construction works, the terminal building was extended and modernised on the north and south axis and a gallery was built in the middle of the terminal, making the terminal T-shaped. The projecting terminal section enables dual-level traffic for international passengers. The updated terminal has nine passenger bridges. The extensions constructed at the ends of the terminal building provide additional room for check-in desks and baggage claims.

Construction works were performed by Skanska EMV AS, engineering services were provided by a consortium comprising AS Telora-E and Ramboll Finland OY. Construction works started in October 2006 and were completed in August 2008.

In addition to Tallinn Airport Ltd, the project was co-financed by the European Union through the Cohesion Fund.

European Social Fund

Enterprise Estonia supports training projects for Tallinn Airport Ltd employees under the knowledge and skill development measure. 

  • Tallinn Airport Ltd Competence Trainings I
    Period 27.08–31.12.2009
  • Tallinn Airport Ltd Managers’ Development Programme I
    Period 7.01–31.03.2010
  • Tallinn Airport Ltd Competence Trainings II
    Period 18.03-31.08.2010
  • Tallinn Airport Ltd Competence Trainings III
    Period 13.09–31.12.2010
  • Flights Information Officer Training
    Period 11.10.2010–31.03.2011
  • Development of Managers and Specialists of Tallinn Airport Ltd
    Period 10.03–31.12.2011
  • Development of Managers and Specialists of Tallinn Airport Ltd II
    Period 6.01.2012–6.04.2013

Enterprise Estonia supports Tallinn Airport Ltd projects under the knowledge and skill development measure.

  • Tallinn Airport Ltd Stylebook
    Period 5.04–5.05.2010
  • Conducting a Market and Feasibility Study for Tallinn Airport Ltd in the Aviation Sector
    Period 1.09.–31.12.2010

Enterprise Estonia supports training projects for Tallinn Airport GH Ltd employees under the knowledge and skill development measure.

  • Improving Service Quality at Tallinn Airport
    Period 23.04–1.08.2009
  • Improving Service Quality at Tallinn Airport II
    Period 16.07–1.12.2009
  • Tallinn Airport GH Ltd Competence Trainings I
    Period 13.09–31.12.2010
  • AS Tallinn Airport GH Competence and Cooperation Trainings
    Period 3.05–1.08.2011 
  • AS Tallinn Airport GH Cooperation Trainings
    Period 3.05–1.08.2011
  • AS Tallinn Airport GH Competence Trainings II
    Period 21.10–31.12.2011