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Aircraft

Aircraft register

What are the requirements for entry in the domestic aircraft register?

The procedure for domestic aircraft registration is in accordance with aviation regulations (eg, aircraft registration and marking). It includes the submission of:

  • an application;
  • the original bill of sale; and
  • proof of payment of fees.

Mortgages and encumbrances

Is there a domestic register for aircraft mortgages, encumbrances and other interests? If so, what are the requirements and legal effects of registration?

The procedure for domestic registration for aircraft mortgages, encumbrances and other interests is in accordance with aviation regulations (eg, aircraft registration and marking). Proof of registration is required and any interest is registered with the aircraft registrar.

Detention

What rules and procedures govern the detention of aircraft?

The Airport Authority has the right to detain any asset on its premises (including aircraft) in case there is debt for charges, fees or payment. The provisions of detention also apply subject to court supervision.

Safety and maintenance

What rules and procedures govern aircraft safety and maintenance?

The air carrier must prove its maintenance and technical ability and provide an operational and technical manual for the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority. The carrier must also have an authority-approved safety management system.

Specific regulations apply to maintenance facilities, which also require specific licences.

Drones

What is the state of regulation on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in your jurisdiction?

The Aviation Law includes several provisions regarding the operation of drones, including licensing obligations (mostly for commercial operations). In addition, there are specific regulations for the operation of drones.

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