Bermuda Aircraft Registry is owned and managed by the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA). BCAA is responsible for the regulation and safety oversight of aviation in Bermuda and all aircraft on the registry.
To find out if you are eligible visit the ‘How to Register’ page or contact our Shanghai representative Jason Zhang.
To assist with the process of registering an aircraft, BCAA provides a detailed checklist that can be used as a guide to registering an aircraft, the initial issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness and the requirements for Bermuda operational approval. You can find out more on our BCAA website http://www.bcaa.bm/how-register or get in touch with one of our knowledgeable members of staff.
Bermuda registered aircraft are based all around the world including countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, North America and South America.
BCAA makes it stress free for you to move your aircraft to their registry. BCAA accepts Type Certificates from ANAC (Brazil), EASA, FAA and Transport Canada. As a result, an aircraft from another registry can be registered in Bermuda with minimal inconvenience.
Yes, BCAA has an Inspector based in Shanghai to conduct inspections for initial and provide regulatory oversight of organisations and aircraft in the region.
In addition, BCAA’s UK office at Farnborough Airport has engaged additional Airworthiness Inspectors who can provide excellent response times to our clients in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. There is an added benefit of short notice aircraft inspections and Certificate of Airworthiness issue during a turnaround or layover at Farnborough.
- Tax neutrality
- Type Certification – ANAC (Brazil), EASA, FAA, Transport Canada
- British Legal System – English Common Law
- Asset protection through both Cape Town Convention and Mortgage Registries
- ICAO based safety oversight system
- Category 1 Aviation Regulatory Authority by the US Federal Aviation Administration
- International Reputation for offering high regulatory standards and excellent service levels
There are no income, profit or capital gains taxes in Bermuda, therefore it is tax neutral. That is, it does not impose additional tax obligations to those incurred by companies operating in other markets.
The Cape Town Convention and the related Protocol (Convention) came into force for aircraft on the Bermuda Registry as of January, 2018. The Convention enables interested parties to protect and recover their mobile assets with greater certainty and ease by creating an international registry. This provides assurance to lenders, leasing companies and operators that their asset is protected.
Prior to Cape Town, Bermuda had in place an Aircraft and Engine Mortgage register, which has been retained as another mechanism for protection and recovery of assets.
Bermuda’s Aircraft Registry is extensive and ranks 10th in size when compared to the 192 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Member States. The current Registry of over 880 aircraft includes a mix of both private and commercial aircraft operated under an ICAO Article 83 bis Agreement.