Guide to Doing Business
in Aruba

Aircraft registration

Aruba has a high standard regime for the registration of aircraft. In respect of aircraft financing, the Aruban legal system provides for a sound system of security interests that can be placed on aircraft as security for loans granted by lenders. For aircraft owners and operators, the Aruban legal system provides for the highest quality standards for effective safety oversight.

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (“DCA”) applies and follows the European Safety Agency Standards and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations. Aruba is rated a category 1 country for aircraft registrations by the FAA.

The above, together with the possibility to have the aircraft owned by or leased to a tax exempt company, makes Aruba a favorable jurisdiction to register aircraft. As a consequence, Aruba experienced a significant increase over the last ten years in aircraft registrations.