Successful aircraft repossession in Aruba: Aruba a registry and a judicial system of choice!

This Registry of Aruba was the first privately managed Category-1 aircraft registry in the world as rated by the FAA. Aruba was also the first off shore aircraft jurisdiction to adopt the Cape Town Convention, as early as in 2010. Aruba’s sound legal system and sophisticated courts can also offer even more value to the … Continue reading Successful aircraft repossession in Aruba: Aruba a registry and a judicial system of choice!

Aruba and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia execute art. 83bis Agreement ICAO

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has executed and ICAO 83bis Agreement which allows Aruba registered aircraft to operated commercially under a Saudi AOC’s issued by GACA. ARABASCO  is the first operator to place under its Ops Specs the first Aruba registered aircraft with … Continue reading Aruba and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia execute art. 83bis Agreement ICAO

RATIFICATION BY THE UNITED KINGDOM OF THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION AND AIRCRAFT PROTOCOL

On 27 July 2015 United Kingdom’s instruments of ratification to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment were deposited with UNIDROIT. The United Kingdom made declarations under Articles 39(1)(a)-(b), 39(4), 52, 53 and 54(2) of the … Continue reading RATIFICATION BY THE UNITED KINGDOM OF THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION AND AIRCRAFT PROTOCOL

Aruba is good for business/continues as a tax complaint state: EU publishes list of tax havens

The European Union recently published its first list of international tax havens as part of a crackdown on multinational companies trying to avoid paying tax in the 28-nation bloc. The list of 30 territories includes Hong Kong and Brunei in Asia, Monaco, Andorra and Guernsey in Europe and a series of Caribbean havens including the … Continue reading Aruba is good for business/continues as a tax complaint state: EU publishes list of tax havens

Aruba Airport launches biometrics as a key identifier project

Aruba launched the “Aruba Happy Flow Project” at the Queen Beatrix International Airport. Aruba’s government reports that Aruba is the first airport in the world to provide a 100% self-service passenger experience. This pilot project makes it possible to use biometrics as a key identifier at the airport checkpoints. The checkpoints use facial recognition technology … Continue reading Aruba Airport launches biometrics as a key identifier project

Brazil’s Embraer and DNW sign aviation agreement

The Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer has signed a cooperative agreement with DNW German-Dutch Wind Tunnels. In the presence of Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the two companies signed an agreement as part of the aviation programme of the Dutch trade mission visiting Brazil this week. Embraer, the world’s third … Continue reading Brazil’s Embraer and DNW sign aviation agreement

Aruba Introduces Exchange Rate Margin Compensation

The National Ordinance Exchange Rate Margin Compensation was introduced effective April 1st, 2015. This levy has been introduced with the purpose to finance the (regulatory) activities of the Central Bank of Aruba (“CBA”).The Exchange Rate Margin Compensation is a levy on all purchases and sales of foreign exchange transactions settled through the commercial banks. Pursuant said … Continue reading Aruba Introduces Exchange Rate Margin Compensation

Comlux Malta is awarded IS-BAO registration

Fly Comlux, the VIP airline of the Comlux Group, is pleased to announce that its European branch Comlux Malta Ltd has been awarded the Certificate of Registration to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). Issued by the International Business Aviation Council, Montreal – Canada, and verified through an audit conducted by an independent … Continue reading Comlux Malta is awarded IS-BAO registration

Southwest Airlines kicks off international service at Hobby – first flight Aruba!

Southwest Airlines launches service between Houston and Aruba Saturday, marking the first international flight at Hobby Airport. The service is possible because Aruba is a federal "pre-clearance" location, which means U.S. border agents living aboard can process travelers through customs before they arrive in the U.S.