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Isle of Man aircraft registry.

The Isle of Man aircraft registry is heading towards its sixth anniversary this year with a tally of nearly six hundred aircraft registered since its inception.

We have outlined why the Isle of Man register has become the leading register for the registration of privately operated business aircraft worldwide.

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry was established to provide a customer focused service for the aircraft registration of high quality private and corporate jets and high quality twin turbine-engine helicopters.

Isle of Man registered aircraft cannot be used for Commercial Air Transport. As the only dedicated corporate aircraft register in Europe, the Registry offers high international standards and a competitive scheme of charges.

The registry is not able to register fixed-wing aircraft below 5,700 kgs (approximately PC-12 size) other than for residents of the Isle of Man.

The registry has sixteen surveyors resident in Switzerland, USA, UK and the Isle of Man, which enables the registry to provide an efficient and cost-effective service.

 

Who can Register an Aircraft In the Isle of Man?

To qualify for Isle of Man aircraft registration the aircraft has to be registered to a person or company from any of the countries of the British Commonwealth, the European Economic Area or Switzerland.

 

The Benefits of Isle of Man Aircraft Registration.

The principal benefits of registering an aircraft on the Isle of Man are:

  • High regulatory standards.
  • High service levels and quality international reputation.
  • Only dedicated European based private and corporate aircraft register.
  • Neutral Nationality registration prefix ‘M’.
  • Registration marks can be recycled on different aircraft.
  • The M- followed by a four letter combination allows significant personalization of the registration markings (Registration with marks such as M–YJET, M-ONEY, M-ICRO, M-ELON, M-AGIC, M-ANIC, M-AFIA already taken up).
  • Competitive Scheme of Charges.
  • Secure mortgage register.
  • No insurance premium tax (6% in UK).
  • European time zone.
  • Professional infrastructure with experience in aviation finance.
  • The Isle of Man is on the OECD ‘white list’.
  • Clear and simple taxation regime.
  • Stable legal and political environment.

 

Aircraft Finance.

The registry’s growth has also been well supported by the global aviation finance market. The register provides lenders with the comfort of a well established Government run registry where charges against an aircraft are a matter of public record.

 

Conclusion.

The Isle of Man aircraft registry has established itself as the leading aircraft registry for the registration of high quality private and corporate jets and high quality twin turbine-engine helicopters as a result of many factors but particularly as a result of their customer first focus and its ‘safety with service’ ethos.

We encourage owners, their advisers and any intermediary who might be considering options for the registration of their aircraft or reviewing their existing aircraft registration to contact us to discuss potential options.

 

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Registration of aircraft in Malta

With the enactment of the Aircraft Registration Act in 2010, Malta has strengthened its position and formalised its continued commitment towards being a successful base for aviation operations. The Act and Malta’s accession to the Cape Town Convention are meant to go a long way into rendering Malta a more attractive jurisdiction for the registration of aircraft. Such is complemented by Malta’s geographic location, its EU and Eurozone membership and its highly competitive licensing fees. All these elements, combined with  a set of highly attractive fiscal incentives applicable to aircraft engine and aircraft operators as well as foreign investors, render the Malta flag a very viable and advantageous option under which to establish aviation ventures.

Registration of aircraft under the Malta flag provides:

  1. An accessible Aircraft Register which draws a clear distinction between commercial and private use of aircraft with the aim of attracting international airlines and other companies in this industry, as well as private aircraft;
  2. Broad and innovative possibilities of registering aircraft which include the option to register aircraft which are still under construction provided such aircraft are uniquely identifiable;
  3. Acknowledgement and regulation of trusts and fractional ownership by Maltese law;
  4. Effective security of lenders’ and financiers’ interests;
  5. Malta’s ratification of the Cape Town Convention which by itself brings considerable benefits and provides a solid basis for future progress, commitment and investment to be made within the aviation industry;
  6. Tax incentives in relation to aircraft leasing, depreciation of aircraft and in the form of an exemption from fringe benefits;
  7. Value added tax exemptions for lessors and operators of aircraft;
  8. A full imputation tax system granting the option to shareholders to claim, upon distribution of a dividend, a refund of 6/7ths of the income tax paid by the company;
  9. An extensive network of double taxation treaties and other legislation to provide relief from double taxation.

Registration and Eligibility

To ensure accessibility to the aircraft register to as many owners and operators as possible, Maltese law endeavours to limit nationality and form requirements while ensuring that the register is not accessible to anyone and everyone.

To this effect, persons who are qualified to register aircraft include:

  1. Citizens of member states of the EU, of an EEA State or Switzerland. Such individuals must have a place of residence or business in the aforementioned locations;
  2. A company or other undertaking formed and existing in accordance with the laws of Malta, a member state of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland. Such undertaking must also have its registered office, central administration and principal place of business within these jurisdictions.
  3. A natural person who does not qualify as part of the abovementioned options, but is a citizen of, or a company or undertaking established in an approved jurisdiction is nonetheless qualified to register aircraft under construction or aircraft which are not used to provide an air service.

International Registration

Maltese law also regulates the status and effects of international registrants, the provisions of which apply solely to registrants who are not engaged in the provision of air services. The international registrant should, at all times, have appointed a resident agent who is habitually resident in Malta.

On behalf of the international registrant, the resident agent shall:

  1. act as the channel of communication between the international registrant and the relevant authorities in Malta, namely the Director General of Aviation;
  2. sign and file with the Director General of Aviation all declarations and forms as required under Maltese law;
  3. act as a representative of the international registrant in judicial proceedings in Malta.

Trusts and Fractional Ownership

The Aircraft Registration Act has also introduced the notions of ownership through trustees and fractional ownership. This has been very well embraced in view of the modern trends relating to aircraft ownership. These options can be adopted in order to regulate the ownership or usage rights of a plurality of persons in relation to an aircraft. Through such, provision for the regulation and co-ordination of the beneficiaries’ rights and interests will be made in the trust deed which can provide for various arrangements in line with the wishes and requirements of the persons involved.
The existence of the trustee allows the arrangement to operate in a streamlined manner whilst permitting the rights of the beneficiaries to be enforced against the trustee in case of default, thereby protecting the beneficiaries.

Security of Creditors’ Interests

Under Maltese law, mortgages are used as a form of security for creditors’ interest for the placing of an aircraft as a security for a loan or debt. Moreover, it is also lawful for a mortgage to be executed and registered in favour of a security trustee and, as such, the latter will be entitled to exercise all the rights in relation to that mortgage.
The role of a security trustee in such a scenario, particularly within the aviation industry, is fundamental due to the costs involved in aircraft financing. Maltese law now allows for a situation whereby a pool of financiers can appoint one of themselves as security trustee to expedite matters in relation to the administration of the loan facility.
The Cape Town Convention

Malta’s ratification of the Cape Town Convention is intended to facilitate the process of acquiring and financing aircraft. Some of the Convention’s objectives include:

  1. The creation of “international interests” in aircraft which relate to rights competent to owners, lessors, lessees and financiers of aircraft which are recognised on an international level;
  2. The establishment of an electronic International Registry which is fully accessible online, one of the purposes of which is to give notice to third parties of such international interests;
  3. Providing creditors with a number of remedies for the enforcement of their rights or interests over aircraft, including options which render as expeditious as possible interim relief even without the need of judicial intervention;
  4. Ensuring that the particular requirements of the aircraft finance sector are met on a general level, one way of achieving such being providing financiers and creditors with greater confidence when granting credit within the aviation market.

Fiscal Incentives

Maltese law provides fiscal incentives for the aviation industry, thus being of particular interest and benefit to aircraft operators.

Aircraft Leasing

Income derived from the ownership, leasing or operation of aircraft or aircraft engines is exempt from tax in Malta as it is deemed to arise outside Malta for Maltese income tax purposes, irrespective of:

  • The country of registration of the aircraft/engines;
  • Whether the aircraft calls at or operates from Malta.

Depreciation of Aircraft

Maltese law provides for beneficial depreciation periods for wear and tear of aircraft and aircraft equipment. These have been decreased rendering Malta increasingly competitive even in this area. The amendments reduce the minimum period of wear and tear of aircraft for income tax purposes. Depreciation of aircraft and its constituent parts will range over a minimum number of years as follows:

  • Aircraft airframe – 6 years
  • Engine – 6 years
  • Engine or aircraft overhaul – 6 years
  • Interior and other parts – 4 years

Exemption from Fringe Benefits

Maltese law further provides for an exemption from fringe benefits  applying to non-residents and to certain entities whose business activities include ownership, leasing or operation of any one or more aircraft or aircraft engines used for or employed in the international transport of passengers or goods.

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1.1.Malta Company Formation

Company formation Memorandum & Articles of Association, appointment of first directors, share certificates, registered offices, registered agent, professional directors, professional secretary, professional shareholder, government fees.
Share capital; The share capital of the company may be denominated in any currency. The minimum issued share capital for a private company is Euro 1165, at least 20% of which must be paid up. Company with minimum share capital, 20% must be paid up = ?245
VAT registration On request.
Bank account On request. 
Accounting and book-keeping Annual accounts / Audited accounts once a year. The annual accounts must be filed within 10 months from the end of the Financial year. Cost report - information on request.
TOTAL 4300.00 EUR

1a.Malta - Overseas Companies & Branches

Eligibility for Registration A citizen of Malta or a citizen of a Member State of the E.U. or of an EEA State, or Switzerland, having a place of residence or business in Malta, the E.U., the EEA, or Switzerland, including a person sharing in the ownership of such aircraft by virtue.

Of the community of acquits subsisting between such person and a citizen as described above in whose name the aircraft is registered.

An undertaking formed and existing in accordance with the laws of Malta, of a Member State of the E.U., of an EEA State, or of Switzerland and having its registered office, central administration and principal place of business within Malta, or the E.U., or the EEA, or Switzerland, whereof not less than 50% of the undertaking is owned and effectively controlled by the Government of Malta, or by any Member State of the E.U. or by persons referred to above, whether directly or indirectly through one or more intermediate undertakings.

Example: BVI company Within 1 month of establishing a place of business in Malta, the oversea company must deliver to Companies Registry the relevant documents and prescribed statutory forms.

Therefore it is necessary to have:

1- An address at which the place of business is effectively established;

and

2- A person resident in Malta who is authorized to represent the oversea company in Malta in re-spect of the activities of the branch or place of business established in Malta (the extent of the authorized representative's authority must be disclosed).

Malta Companies Registrar must be kept up to date and notified should there be any changes to:

1 -The Memorandum and Articles of Association or constitutive documents, charter or statute of an oversea company;

or

2-The director/s or company secretary or the persons vested with the administration or the representation of an oversea company;

or

3 -The names or addresses of the individuals authorised to represent the oversea company.

Annual accounts / Audited accounts once a year. The annual accounts must be filed within 10 months from the end of the Financial year. Cost report - information on request.

4300.00 EUR

1. Malta Aircraft Registration

None

None

Yes

Yes

Application for aircraft registration can be done using the dedicated application form AITP-R01 Appendix I. This form can be downloaded from the Transport Malta website or can be obtained upon request from the Civil Aviation Directorate offices in Luqa Airport or from the Airworthiness Inspectorate.

During the registration process the registrant (applicant) would be required to submit legal documentation to substantiate the information entered in the application form. This documentation would usually include, but may not be restricted to the following:

- A bill of sale or other proof of ownership of the aircraft. (Certified true copy notarized and legalized if from abroad);

- A copy of the lease or operating agreement if the aircraft is leased;

- A de-registration certificate or formal notification by the civil aviation authority if the aircraft was previously registered in another state;

- A Statement on registered mortgages or similar encumbrances as the case may be;

- Power of attorney, company resolution or evidence of authority for signatory/ies of application form.

For company:

- A certified copy of the Company's Memorandum and Articles of

Association.

- An original Legal Opinion, legalized and apostilled, by a lawyer in

the jurisdiction where the foreign owned company is registered

(not required for Malta company).

- An updated original Certificate of Good Standing issued by the

Company Registry where the foreign company is based.

- Information and ID of Directors.

For an International (international companies, representative office, branch office ):

- Appointment of Resident Agent.

- Acceptance in writing of resident agent.

Application For The Issue Of A Certificate Of Airworthiness/Permit To Fly/Export Conformity Statement.

Application Details : Name of Owner/Registrant/Operator / New or Used

/ State of Manufacture / constructor of Aircraft / Manufacturer's Serial/Construction Number / Type of Engine(s) / APU Type/ Serial Number

/ Maximum Take-Off Mass (Kg) / Maximum Landing Mass (Kg) /Export Certificate (Aircraft Imported from outside EU/EASA Member state)/

Radio installation.

Accounting and Audit Annual accounts / Audited accounts once a year. The annual accounts must be filed within 10 months from the end of the Financial year. Cost report - information on request.
TOTAL 4300.00 EUR

2.Malta Aircraft Registration

Age restriction None
Weight restriction None
Private use Yes
Charter use Yes
Application Form for Registration Application for aircraft registration can be done using the dedicated application form AITP-R01 Appendix I. This form can be downloaded from the Transport Malta website or can be obtained upon request from the Civil Aviation Directorate offices in Luqa Airport or from the Airworthiness Inspectorate.
Issue of Registration Certification

During the registration process the registrant (applicant) would be required to submit legal documentation to substantiate the information entered in the application form. This documentation would usually include, but may not be restricted to the following:

- A bill of sale or other proof of ownership of the aircraft. (Certified true copy notarized and legalized if from abroad);

- A copy of the lease or operating agreement if the aircraft is leased;

- A de-registration certificate or formal notification by the civil aviation authority if the aircraft was previously registered in another state;

- A Statement on registered mortgages or similar encumbrances as the case may be;

- Power of attorney, company resolution or evidence of authority for signatory/ies of application form.

For company:

- A certified copy of the Company's Memorandum and Articles of

Association.

- An original Legal Opinion, legalized and apostilled, by a lawyer in

the jurisdiction where the foreign owned company is registered

(not required for Malta company).

- An updated original Certificate of Good Standing issued by the

Company Registry where the foreign company is based.

- Information and ID of Directors.

For an International (international companies, representative office, branch office ):

- Appointment of Resident Agent.

- Acceptance in writing of resident agent.

 

Application for Certificate of Airworthiness Application For The Issue Of A Certificate Of Airworthiness/Permit To Fly/Export Conformity Statement.

Application Details : Name of Owner/Registrant/Operator / New or Used

/ State of Manufacture / constructor of Aircraft / Manufacturer's Serial/Construction Number / Type of Engine(s) / APU Type/ Serial Number

/ Maximum Take-Off Mass (Kg) / Maximum Landing Mass (Kg) /Export Certificate (Aircraft Imported from outside EU/EASA Member state)/

Radio installation.

Certification Regulation (Certificate of Airworthiness) NEW Aircraft - Refer to Regulation (EC) No 748/2012 Part-21.A.174 (b), (c).

For a new aircraft coming from an EASA member state following documents shall be submitted together with the application:

A statement of Conformity (EASA Form 52) issued under Part-21A.163 (b), or issued under Part-21.A.130 and validated by the competent authority (the latter case is when the manufacturer does not hold a POA Part-21 Subpart G approval):

- A weight and balance report with a loading schedule;

- The flight manual, when required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular aircraft.

The statement shall be issued no more than 60 days before presentation of the aircraft to the TM CAD.

For a new imported aircraft - (eg. From Canada, USA or Brazil):

- A statement signed by the exporting authority that the aircraft conforms to a design approved by the Agency;

- A weight and balance report with a loading schedule;

- The flight manual, when required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular aircraft.

The statement shall be issued no more than 60 days before presentation of the aircraft to the TM CAD.

USED Aircraft - Refer to Regulation (EC) No 748/2012 Part-21.A.174 (b), (c)

Originating from an EASA member state – a valid airworthiness review certificate issued by the EASA member state in accordance with Part-M Subpart I is required .

Originating from a non-member state - Refer to Regulation (EC) No 748/2012 Part-21.A.174 (b)3, (c).

- A Radio Station Licence shall be obtained by the owner/operator of the aircraft in accordance with Radio Communications Act (Chapter 49) from the Malta Communications Authority.

- Compliance with various technical specifications must be demonstrated. The Information and Advisory Notice No. 2 on the Application for Certificate of Airworthiness details the compliance regulations for: instruments and equipment, including communication and navigation equipment; noise regulations; emissions regulations; fuel venting regulations; access to emergency exits and foot entrapment; modifications and repairs; the maintenance programme. For operators there are additional airworthiness requirements under JAR-26, as incorporated by Civil Aviation (Joint Aviation Requirements) Order as amended. Applicability of JAR-26 is in accordance with JAR-26.1. JAR-26 Subpart B mainly covers: Emergency provisions, Fire Protection, Systems and Equipment.

- Further technical documentation must be submitted to the CAD for prior review - eg. the Aircraft Flight Manual and Minimum Equipment List. The complete list of required documentation is detailed in the Information and Advisory Notice No. 2.

Aircraft Maintenance Programme Development and Approval A maintenance programme must be established and approved by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate. This is pursuant to Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 Annex I (Part-M) M.A.302 . Compliance must be shown with the instructions issued by the Civil Aviation Directorate and the instructions for continuing airworthiness issued by the holders of type certificate (TC), restricted type certificate (RTC), supplementary type

certificate (STC), major repair design approval, ETSO authorisation or any other relevant approval issued under Regulation (EC) No 1702/2003 and its Annex (Part-21). AMC to M.A.302 describes the acceptable means which may be used by aircraft owners/operators in order to achieve compliance with the requirements of M.A.302.

Inspection interval Annual

The aircraft is now cleared for operations

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Benefits of registering an aircraft in Malta include:

  • Aircraft Registration Act, 2010 - has opened up and in-creased flexibility in the registration and use of financing for aircraft.
  • Acceding to the Cape Town Convention of International Interests in Mobile Equipment & Aircraft Protocol - the international standard - ensures added security to credi-tors; allowing 'self help' remedies without recourse to Courts; possibility of 'Cape Town discounts' on interests rates for financiers.
  • As a member of the EU, Malta issues commercial opera-tors with EU-OPS 1 certification (aircraft) and JAR-OPS 3 (helicopters); providing 24/7 registration.
  • Malta offers a considerable cash flow advantage by manifesting accelerated tax depreciation rates for the aviation sector (6 years for the aircraft and engines and 4 years for interiors).
  • Malta's tax system is quite unique because due to the possibility of tax refunds, its effective tax rate becomes the lowest in the EU. In addition, characteristics such as the participation exemption and the availability of a wide network of double taxation treaties, render Malta a highly tax friendly jurisdiction.
 

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1.Republic of San Marino Company Formation

Company formation Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum & Articles of Association, appointment of first directors, registered offices, registered agent, government fees.
Share capital; 25,500.00 EUR
VAT registration No Vat
Bank account On request.
Accounting and book-keeping On request.
TOTAL 10,000.00 – 15,000 EUR

1a.Qualified ownership of aircraft registered in the Republic of San Marino

Countries & Territories no restrictions
Eligibility for Registration - Any Foreign individuals or foreign body corporate are qualified to register and maintain the aircraft in San Marino once they have elected domicile with a local representative. Electing a domicile representative can be done by simply providing FORM SM 27 | Application for Domiciled Representative.

- The domiciled representative will act as an address for service with the only responsibility to transmit to the owner any relevant official transmission of notices and notifications from the Authority.

TOTAL 400.00 – 500.00 EUR Annually

2.Republic of San Marino Aircraft Registration

Age restriction The aircraft has to be above 1980.
Weight restriction None
Private use Yes
Commercial use Yes
Type Certificate Acceptance A type certificate issued by EASA, FAA, Transport Canada or Brazilian ANAC will be acceptable to the Authority.
Application

1. FORM SM 27 Application for Domiciled Representative:

2. Certificate of Incorporation or equivalent document along with a list of company directors.

For individual owners whose aircraft will be registered under their name, a copy of their passport will be required.

A Power of Attorney/Evidence of Authority will be required, if not the beneficial owner or company director.

3. Applicants may request out of sequence registration marks after prefix T7- followed by any combination of three (3) letters free of charge. It is recommended to nominate three different marks in order of priority. The Authority will notify formal acceptance via email.

4. FORM SM 01 Application for Certificate of Registration:

The application must be signed by the owner or the owner's representative of the aircraft.

On receipt of this form the Authority will issue an ICAO Mode-S Code for T7 registration.

5. FORM SM 02 Application for the Issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness.

6. Fees and Charges

The invoice presented in accordance with the current Scheme of Fees shall be paid at the time of application.

Documents Required Prior to Aircraft Inspection 1. Copies of existing Aircraft Radio Licence & Noise Certificate.

2. FORM SM 09 Application for 406 Mhz ELT Registration.

3. FORM SM 04 Application for Designated Airspace Approval (if applicable) along with supporting documentation.

4. FORM SM 13 Maintenance Programme Declaration.

5. FORM SM 19 Maintenance Control Manual Declaration.

Documents Required Prior to the Issuance of Certificates 1. Aircraft Insurance Certificate indicating T7 registration mark.

2. Export Certificate of Airworthiness or equivalent document Refer to CAP 08 for additional information on an acceptable equivalent document.

3. Proof of Ownership (Bill of Sale).

4. Deregistration Certificate or a Statement of Non-Registration from the concerned National Aviation Authority (NAA).

5. FORM SM 15 Application for Flight Crew Licence Validation along with supporting documentation.

6. FORM SM 16 Application for Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation (if applicable) along with supporting documentation.

Republic of San Marino registry Aircraft inspection is conducted.

Certificates to be issued prior to operation

1. Certificate of Registration.

2. Certificate of Airworthiness.

3. Noise Certificate.

4. Radio Licence.

5. Designated Airspace Approval Certificate (if applicable).

6. Flight Crew Licence Validations.

7. Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation (if applicable).

8. Maintenance Programme Approval.

 The aircraft is now cleared for operations

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Benefits of registering an aircraft in the Republic of San Marino include:

  • The Principal Benefits of Registering an Aircraft in San Marino are:

  • Regulatory framework in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

  • Commitment to provide high service level and unprecedented delivery times.

  • Central European time zone.

  • Competitive scheme of fees delivering exceptional value for money.

  • Nationality registration prefix "T7" is internationally accepted; registration mark followed by a three letter combination can be personalized, out of sequence at no cost, and transferred on to a different aircraft.

  • Any foreign individual or foreign corporate body are qualified to own, register and maintain the aircraft in San Marino once they have elected domicile with a local representative. Is not required to incorporate a San Marino company.

  • The aircraft shall be exempted from the payment of a single-stage import tax, if the aircraft maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) exceeds 5,700 kg; such weight limitation shall not apply to turbine helicopters.

  • Airworthiness inspectors are based throughout the US, Europe, Russia, and Canada offering a full range of professional services, which enables the registry to provide a cost-effective service.

  • Three (3) years Certificates of Airworthiness; no inspection fees, inspector travel and subsistence expenses on the first and second year renewal of the Airworthiness Review Declaration.

  • Up to Three (3) years period of validity for a Flight Crew and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Certificate of Validation.

  • Indefinite Period of Validity for Designated Airspace Approvals and AWOPS; we can promptly approve such special operations and assist with operations manual supplements to address the special operations.

  • Mutual Recognition of EASA Part 145, Part M Subpart G and/or OTAR 39 organisations regardless of its geographical location.

  • Green aircraft qualify for registration in San Marino.

  • Registration of Airlines, which are in storage, parked or between leases.

  • Mortgages are registered at the local CAA, and it protects the mortgagee by the CAA not cancelling the registration of a T7 registered aircraft without the mortgagees' consent or the discharge of the mortgage.

  • If structure properly, T7 registered aircraft may circulate freely in the EU.

  • No overflight permits are required for private and corporate T7 registered aircraft in Europe.

  • San Marino is an OECD White-listed Jurisdiction...

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1.Aruba Company Formation

Company formation Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum & Articles of Association, appointment of first directors, registered offices, registered agent, government fees.
Share capital; The minimum authorized share capital is Af 10,000 of which a minimum of one share of Af 1 must be issued.
VAT registration No Vat
Bank account On request.
Accounting and book-keeping On request. Required to file a balance sheet and profit and loss account before July 1st of each year.
TOTAL 4713.00 USD

2.Aruba Aircraft Registration

Age restriction The aircraft has to be above 1980.
Weight restriction The aircraft has to be above 5,700kg.
Private use Yes
Commercial use Yes
Certificated by EASA A type certificate issued by EASA, FAA, Transport Canada or Brazilian ANAC will be acceptable to the Authority.
Application

Documents Required Prior to Aircraft Inspection (1-8):

1. Provide formal request, including aircraft location and dates of the airworthiness inspection; aircraft serial number and model.

2. Provide three (3) options for out of sequence registration marks after prefix P4- followed by any combination of three (3) letters.

3. Payment of associated fees.

4. One page in Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) reflecting Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW).

5. INS-4.014 Application for Registration Certificate.

6. INS-4.009 Application for Airworthiness Certificate.

7. INS-4.003 Aircraft Operated Outside Aruba.

8. INS-4.103 Aircraft Operated Outside Aruba – Management Personnel. (Passport and curriculum vitae of each personnel member are required to be submitted.)

Documents Required after the inspection, and before the aircraft of officially registered:

9. INS-4.100 Special conditions for aircraft operated outside Aruba. (This form will be provided by the DCA once signed by the Director.)

10. INS-4.054 Noise Certification Application. (It is required to fill out at least three (3) of the noise levels in block C of this form and provide supporting documents.)

11. INS-4.064 AFM Acceptance Application.

12. INS-16.007 Avionics Installation List.

13. INS-16.008 ELT Registration Form.

14. INS-16.020 Application for Special Operational Approvals: RVSM, MNPS, RNP-4, etc. (if applicable).

15. A-88 IASO Form.

16. Aruba A.V.V. Company:

New Company:

1. Articles of Incorporation and Extract from the Chamber of Commerce signed;

2. Certificate of Good Standing;

3. Power of Attorney, if applicable;

4. Passport for Managing Director(s) and/or Power of Attorney holder(s).

Existing Company:

1. Letter of Good Standing.

17. Lease and / or Management Agreements - Management Agreement should clearly state the company that will have control of the operation and maintenance of the aircraft.

18. Certificate of Incorporation or equivalent document for all companies involved in the lease and / or management agreements along with a list of company directors and their passports.

19. Current Certificate of Insurance: Specifying the following: Aruban registration mark, name of the owner/operator and any associated subsidiary companies or third party companies.

20. Previous certificate of airworthiness and registration, if applicable.

21. Proof of Ownership (Bill of Sale).

22. Export Certificate of Airworthiness or equivalent document from the exiting registry issued within the preceding 60 days.

Aircraft imported from a EASA Member State requires no Export Certificate of Airworthiness, provided the aircraft has a EASA Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) and current Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC).

23. Registration Marks to be applied in accordance with the instructions

Completed work orders and digital pictures are required to be submitted.

24. Aircraft Identification Plate to be installed in accordance with the instructions: Completed work orders and digital pictures are required to be submitted.

25. ICAO 24 Bit (Mode-S) Code Address to be entered in the Transponder, ELT, and SatCom. Completed work orders are required to be submitted.

26. Evidence that the operator has a subscription service with the Airframe Type Certificate (TC) holder for all required manuals (MM, Service Bulletins, AFM, etc.):

Evidence of the contract between the Airframe TC and Operator or Confirmation from the Airframe TC Holder.

27. Evidence that the operator has a subscription service with the Powerplant Type Certificate (TC) holder for all required manuals (MM, Service Bulletins, AFM, etc.):

Evidence of the contract between the Powerplant TC and Operator or Confirmation from the Powerplant TC Holder.

28. Maintenance Programme or Maintenance Planning Guide (MPG).Refer to the following documents:

a. AMC-017 Development of Maintenance Programmes

b. Maintenance Commitment Letter Template

c. Guidance Material for Continuing Airworthiness Instruction

29. De-registration or Non-Registration Letter:

Note:

It may take approximately 24 to 72 hours for the DCA to receive de-registration notification from a foreign CAA.

The period of time between de-registration from the former State of Registry (exporting State) and registration in

Aruba is very important. It shall be kept to a minimum in order to avoid the aircraft from being nationless.

30. Mechanics License Validations. Refer to the following documents:

a. Guidelines: Mechanic License Validations

b. Operator Letter Template

c. Application Forms: INS-4.026 for Initial and INS-4.032 for Renewal

31. Line maintenance agreement required if no compliance with item No. 30

32. Flight Crew License (FCL) Validations. Refer to the following documents:

a. Guidelines: Flight Crew License Validations – Non-Commercial

b. Operator Letter Template

c. Validation Application Form: INS-3.009 for Initial and Renewal

Aruba registry Aircraft survey is conducted.
Certificates to be issued prior to operation 1. Certificate of Registration.

2. Certificate of Airworthiness.

3. Noise Certificate.

4. Radio Licence.

5. Designated Airspace Approval Certificate (if applicable).

6. Flight Crew Licence Validations.

7. Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation (if applicable).

8. Maintenance Programme Approval.

The timeframe to register an aircraft in Aruba The timeframe to register an aircraft in Aruba is approximately 2 to 3 business days after the airworthiness inspection is completed as long as all the necessary documentation is satisfactory upon receipt.

 

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Benefits of registering an aircraft in Aruba include:

  • Favorable tax jurisdiction – 0% VAT, 0% corporation tax, 0% income tax, and more.
  • Excellent asset security with flexible and innovative financing and leasing structures.
  • Regulations ensuring international enforcement and preserving aircraft resale values and ease of re-exporting .
  • The "P4-" is also a unique prefix followed by three characters which enables an owner to personalize their aircraft e.g. P4-FLY, P4-KUL to themselves or their business.
  • The Registry of Aruba allows an aircraft owner to transfer registration mark from one aircraft to a new aircraft so a unique registration mark is maintained.
  • Flexibility in requirements for registered ownership and beneficial ownership can be confidentially maintained.
  • The location of the aircraft is irrelevant to registration in Aruba and can fly worldwide without restriction.
  • Large pool of high qualified and well experience inspectors to accommodate client's request in the least time possible.
  • EASA Part M Subpart G (CAMO) are automatically accepted to provide airworthiness management services of P4-Aircraft.
  • Authorization to fly with a certified true copy of the original certificates valid for a maximum of fifteen (15) days from the date of issue.
  • These documents include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Certificate of Registration • Certificate of Airworthiness • Noise Certificate • Radio Station License • Airspace and All Weather Operation (AWOPS) Approvals • Initial and renewal license validations (flight crew and mechanics) • Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
  • Grace period of 60 days for Certificates renewal.
  • Certificates may be renewed within 60 days prior to the expiry of the current Certificate, with no loss of any remaining validity. The remaining validity from the previous Certificate will be added to the new one. The certificates include the following:
    • Certificate of Registration
    • Certificate of Airworthiness
    • Certificate of Validations:
    • Flight Crew Licenses
    • Mechanic Licenses
    • Maintenance Organizations:
    • Certificate of Acceptance
    • Certificate of Validation
  • Registration of airlines, which are in storage, parked or between leases.
  • Those aircraft that are to be place in an approved storage program, parked or in lease transition can be registered in Aruba in a private category until they are returned to commercial service.
  • Export Certificates of Airworthiness.
  • Aircraft imported from an EASA Member State requires no Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) provided the aircraft has a Certificate of Airworthiness with a valid Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC).
  • EASA Part-145 Maintenance Organizations.
  • EASA Part-145 MROs located in EU Territory seeking DCA approval requires no onsite inspection audit.
  • EASA Part-145 MROs located outside the EU territory seeking DCA approval will require an onsite audit for initial approval only; renewal of approval will consist in a documentation review process.
  • Indefinite period of Validity for Radio Station License, RVSM & MNPS Approval.
  • ICAO contracting states flight crew licenses will be rendered valid one-on-one for private operations resulting in significant cost reductions. (e.g. US-FAA, EASA States, Canada, Brazil, etc).
 

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