Aruba DCA actions sanctions on Russian-linked aircraft


The Department of Civil Aviation Aruba (DCA) has actioned sanctions including aircraft grounding and, in some cases, de-registration in relation to recent international sanctions on Russia and Russian entities.

The DCA said, together with The Registry of Aruba (TROA), it is closely monitoring all applicable aircraft in relation to sanctions, airworthiness, flight safety and corporate guidelines. It is looking at ownership, effective control, access to technical assistance, parts and reviewing the full supply chain.

The DCA and TROA confirmed the organisations remain in full compliance with both the EU and US sanctions.

“Sympathising with the people of Ukraine, the DCA and TROA strongly condemn Russia’s military operations in Ukraine, and stakeholders are to be reassured that continuous monitoring and reviewing restrictions affecting aircraft under the registry is being done and swift, appropriate action taken,” said the DCA in a statement.

Aruba, as an autonomous state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is legally bound to implement all sanctions issued by the EU.

The regulations and directives stem from multiple legislative guidelines promulgated pursuant to Council Decisions (EU) 2014/145 (17 March 2014), 2022/328 (25 February 2022), and 2022/429 (15 March 2022).