Aruba Aircraft Registry Sees Increased Asia Interest

The Aircraft Registry of Aruba has recently seen increasing interest from Asian operators. The public/private partnership is anticipating the awarding of its first air operator certificate (AOC) to an Asian operator this summer, according to Alexandria Colindres, the registry’s director of business development,

Established in 1995, the Aruba registry currently has more than 150 commercial and private aircraft under its registration, including an Airbus ACJ319 from Business Aviation Asia, and a Sino Jet BBJ. Arriving soon will be a Falcon 900B from a private operator. “In the last year and a half, we’ve been getting a lot of influx from the Asian market," said Colindres.

The registry employs a staff of industry-seasoned inspectors and former regulators to conduct airworthiness and operational checks. “Even though our regulations are up to International Civil Aviation Oganization standards and we always ensure the safety of the operation, we can be very accommodating and flexible if they have specific needs that they need to work with us on,” Colindres noted. “We’ve done some very customized operations and these inspectors have really helped us get to that problem solving.”

While many aircraft on the registry might never actually touch their wheels down on a runway in Aruba, the registry does adhere to ICAO mandate that all AOC clients must have their principal place of business in the location—Aruba in this case.

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