Aircraft Registration

Aviation Finance in Malta: Overview

Authors: Matthew Xerri, George Bugeja
Published on April 7, 2016
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Practices: Aircraft Finance, Aircraft Registration
This Q&A provides a high level overview of key practical issues including financing options for purchasing aircrafts; registration and deregistration requirements; transfer of title; security, including aircraft mortgages; transfer of security; enforcement of security and repossession; and application of the Cape Town Convention.

Malta Aviation Update – September 2015

Authors: Daniel Aquilina
Published on September 17, 2015
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Practices: Aircraft Registration
Malta has made considerable efforts in the field of aviation in recent years. Malta’s aviation laws were revamped and modernized by the Aircraft Registration Act, 2010 (Chapter 503 of the Laws of Malta) and Malta’s accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, 2001 (the Cape Town Convention) and its Aviation Protocol in 2011 contributed to no small extent to put Malta firmly on the aviation map.

Recent Amendments to the Malta Aircraft Registration Act

Authors: Matthew Xerri
Published on November 30, 2016
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Practices: Aircraft Finance, Aircraft Registration
In 2010 Malta embarked on an ambitious project to introduce the Aircraft Registration Act (the “ARA”) and to accede to the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol. A few years later, the growing presence of AOC holders in Malta and the increase in aircraft registered in the National Aircraft Register is testament to the success story of the ARA.