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.

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:


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.




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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