On 25 October 2012 the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine passed its resolution No. 636 (the "Resolution"), effective from 14 December 2012, which introduced the following essential changes in the procedure of civil aircraft registration.
- applications for registration (re-registration) of the aircraft in, and removal of the aircraft from, the civil aircraft register, and assignment of the state and registration marks must be submitted by the owner of the aircraft or the person authorized by the owner while before the Resolution there was no certainty who should be the applicant and relevant applications were normally submitted by the operator;
- information recorded in the civil aircraft register should be also placed on the web-site of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine while prior to adoption of the Resolution such data could not be accessed through internet connection; and
- timing for registration of the aircraft in the civil aircraft register upon issuance of the notification on assignment of the state and registration marks has been increased from 90 days to 6 month. Failure of the owner or its authorized representative to register the aircraft within this term results in (i) the automatic invalidation of the notification and (ii) the obligation to remove the state and registration marks from the aircraft.