Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry

The Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry was established in 1976 and is the registry of choice for many owners and management companies with corporate aircraft ranging from Cessna Citation, Gulfstream, Embraer, Airbus and Boeing Business Jets. Standards are rigid and specifications exact to qualify, but this has led to the register being highly respected and recognized throughout the aviation industry internationally.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is the statutory body responsible for aviation regulatory oversight throughout the Cayman Islands and for aircraft registered in the Cayman Islands.  The CAA is rated as a Category 1 Aviation Regulatory Authority by the US Federal Aviation Administration.


The registration mark ‘VP-C’ is intentionally low profile, which some operators may consider of value when operating in certain high risk or politically instable territories.  Aircraft registered in the Cayman Islands may be operated anywhere in the world, excluding war zones and similar areas.


Cayman National can assist clients in the registration and management of aircraft on the Cayman Islands register, which offers:

• High service levels
• Tax neutrality – no corporate taxation
• Stable legal and political environment
• ‘Low profile’ registration mark
• Adoption of Cape Town Convention
• Strong mortgage register – Mortgaging of Aircraft Regulations 1979

In addition, a customised electronic document management portal is available giving clients the opportunity to have full access to file applications, view documents and upload supporting data.

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