THE WORLD AIRCRAFT REPOSSESSION INDEX 2017 CONFIRMS THAT ARUBA IS (AGAIN) THE LEADING ‘REGISTRY OF CHOICE’

The first edition of the World Aircraft Repossession Index, including 57 important jurisdictions worldwide, was published for the first time on October, 30th, 2015. The second edition was published in March 2017. The initiative to realise this unique work was undertaken by the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and it is available free-of-charge. … Continue reading THE WORLD AIRCRAFT REPOSSESSION INDEX 2017 CONFIRMS THAT ARUBA IS (AGAIN) THE LEADING ‘REGISTRY OF CHOICE’

Aruba introduces specific aviation designated inspectors (“DI”) regulation

Effective July 3rd, 2013 the Government of Aruba has introduced a ministerial ordinance codifying the use of designated inspectors (“DI”s) by the director of the Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (“DCA”). This framework allows DI’s to be engaged by the Registry in procedures regarding airworthiness, crew licensing, operators’ manuals and compliance of flight simulators … Continue reading Aruba introduces specific aviation designated inspectors (“DI”) regulation

10 things (plus 1) lenders/lessors should know about aircraft finance in Aruba

Q1: What necessitates a lender or a lessor to opt for Aruba as an aircraft registry of choice? A1: Because Aruba has ratified the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Equipment Aircraft Protocol. As of September 1st, 2010, Aruba is one of the very few off-shore aircraft registries having adopted these instruments. Moreover, Aruba has … Continue reading 10 things (plus 1) lenders/lessors should know about aircraft finance in Aruba

The Aruba Guy: aviation registration and finance specialist

Lincoln D. Gomez is the managing-partner of Gomez & Bikker law offices. His practice is concentrated in the areas of aircraft title, registration, financing and leasing and related matters concerning the Aruba Aviation Act, the Registry of Aruba, registration in Curacao, Sint Maarten and the BES-islands and the Cape Town Convention. The ratification of the … Continue reading The Aruba Guy: aviation registration and finance specialist

Blue Sky Case: English Law Aircraft Mortgages vs Aruba Law Aircraft Mortgages

On 25 March 2010, the English High Court ruled on the matter of the validity of international aircraft financing transactions. The facts of the Blue Sky case clarify that England functioned an “off-shore aviation finance jurisdiction” as the aircraft involved were financed and leased by means of English Special Purpose Vehicles, while they were permanently … Continue reading Blue Sky Case: English Law Aircraft Mortgages vs Aruba Law Aircraft Mortgages

The Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to aircraft equipment

The Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (Protocol or AEP) was adopted on November 16th, 2001 and come into force on March 1st, 2006.[1] It was adopted during a diplomatic conference under the joint auspices of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law … Continue reading The Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to aircraft equipment

The Cape Town Convention and the Mobile Protocol

The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Convention or CIME) was realized in November 2001 in Cape Town and has come into force on April 1st, 2004. The Convention was created to facilitate the financing and acquisition of mobile equipment of high value and to establish a legal framework for international interests in such … Continue reading The Cape Town Convention and the Mobile Protocol

Kingdom of the Netherlands the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol

The status lists for the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol have been updated to take account of the deposit of instruments by the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 17 May 2010.  The updated lists are available via the following links: http://www.unidroit.org/english/implement/i-2001-convention.pdf Gomez & Bikker's Lincoln D. Gomez and B. Patrick Honnebier played mayor role in … Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol

Aruba 2010: year of the Cape Town Convention Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment

Following recommendations made by Gomez & Bikker’s Aviation Finance Practice Group http://www.gobiklaw.com  the Government of Aruba has accepted to ratify and implement the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol thereto. These two instruments jointly are commonly referred to as the Cape Town Convention. The decision was a logical … Continue reading Aruba 2010: year of the Cape Town Convention Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment