The Registry of Aruba


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Established in 1995 as the first privately managed Category-1 aircraft registry in the world as rated by the FAA. Its mission since day one has been to offer flexibility, dependently, and in flight, a guarantee upheld throughout the course of their history.

In many respects, The Registry of Aruba is a pioneer, be being the first aircraft registry to outsource its administrative operations to an independent company, a model that is now followed by many of the younger aircraft registries. Innovative continues in Aruba as we develop and grow reputation for flexibility and range of value added services, while still providing the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

Aircraft registered in Aruba are given the liberty to choose their registration marks. Aruba’s P4 (PAPA 4), nationality mark is followed by three letters; enabling the owner or operator to customise their aircraft registration marks and create attractive, suggestive and vanity tail combinations, such as P4-FLY. The three-letter combination can be personalised, out of sequence at no cost, and transferred onto a different aircraft.

In order to further facilitate the registration process, Aruba founded the true certified copy process, giving owners the flexibility to fly their aircraft immediately upon completion of the airworthiness inspection. Today, finalised aircraft registration is Aruba typically takes 24-48 hours, as long as all the necessary documentation is satisfactory upon receipt. Once registration is In the air there is only one choice. Aruba.