Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

Checklist for Registering Private Aircraft

The following is a short summary checklist to assist you through the process of placing a private aircraft on the Bermuda Aircraft Registry (including airworthinessa and operational approvals).

For a downloadable detailed checklist with instructions please click here.


Step 1 - Application for Registration of Aircraft or Change of Ownership (Form 100B)
Once Form 100B has been completed, BCAA will be able to confirm to the applicant that the aircraft is eligible and the person or corporation qualified to have an aircraft registered in Bermuda. If an applicant would require special marks they should make the request prior to submitting the Form 100B.


Step 2 - Power of Attorney (if applicable)
Required if a person or persons will be signing applications on behalf of the registered owner of the aircraft.

Step 3 - Bill of Sale (Proof of Ownership) or Bill of Sale and Lease Agreement
Where the registered owner is a Charterer by Demise. Affidavit is required certifying the documents to be a true copy.

Step 4 - Certificate of Incorporation (certified true copy)

Step 5 - Priority Mortgage (if applicable)
Once accepted the Priority Notice is valid for fourteen working days. To maintain priority, the contemplated mortgage must be made and entered in the Mortgage Register or further Priority Notice entered within the fourteen day period.

Step 6 - Deregistration or Certificate of Non-Registration
Document received from the previous State of Registry.

Step 7 - Certificate of Registration
To be issued.

Step 8 - Registration of Mortgage (if applicable)
Once the Mortgage document is received by BCAA an entry will be made on the appropriate Aircraft or Engine Mortgage Register.


Step 9 - Application for the Issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness (Form AW-200)

Step 10 - Arrangements for Continued Airworthiness
The holder of an air operator's certificate or the owner or operator of an aircraft above 2,700 kg MTOW must have arrangements for continued airworthiness management. The Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) must be BCAA approved under the requirements of OTAR 39 Subpart E. The operator may seek approval themselves or contract a separate CAMO. The operator should make arrangements for the management of their aircraft in the early stages of the registration process and inform the BCAA of those arrangements.

Step 11 - Recommendations for the initial issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness (Form AW-201(I))
This form is to be completed and submitted by the Operator's Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) along with the required supporting documentation.

Step 12 - Maintenance Programme
All aircraft on the Bermuda register must be maintained in accordance with a BCAA approved maintenance programme. To apply for approval the applicant should submit a copy of the maintenance programme along with the Aircraft Maintenance Programme Approval Application (Form AW-285) and OTAR 39 Maintenance Programme Compliance Checklist (Form AW-287).

Step 13 - Export Certificate of Airworthiness
The applicant should provide a copy of the Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued by the last state of registry. The Export Certificate of Airworthiness must be issued within 60 days of the Certificate of Airworthiness application.

Step 14 - Application for a Noise Certificate (Form AW-268)

Step 15 - Declaration of Flight Manual Supplement (Form AW-235)

Step 16 - Nationality and Registration Markings
The aircraft must display Nationality and Registration markings on the lower left hand wing and on both sides of the fuselage or on the upper halves of the vertical tail. The Aircraft Marking requirements are found in OTAR Part 47.

Step 17 - ELT Registration
At least one ELT 406Mhz must be installed and registered with the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre

Step 18 - Mode S Transponder
The Mode S code will be provided by BCAA and the transponder must be programmed with this code.

Step 19 - Class Six Radio License
The applicant must apply to the Bermuda Regulatory Authority for a Class Six Radio License.


Step 20 - Non Commercial Complex Aircraft Approval - OTAR 125 (Form 9019)
All operators who fall within the applicability of OTAR 125 require BCAA Approval. Guidance material is to be found in OTAR Part 91 and 125, plus a “New Operator” package on the BCAA website.

Step 21 - Airspace Approvals (Form 9531)
Applications for all Airspace Approvals to include, but not limited to, RVSM, MNPS, RNP, RNAV, ADS and CPDLC can be sought by completing the application and submitting the required supporting documentation. Further guidance on North Atlantic Operations can found here.

Step 22 - Minimum Equipment List Approval (Form 9006)
Application form and guidance on producing a Bermuda compliant MEL can be found here.

Step 23 - Flight Crew Licence Validations (Form 9511)
Application and further guidance and information can be found here. The BCAA will validate licences/certificates issued from the majority of ICAO Contracting States.


Step 24 - Complete Non-Euro Foreign New/Change Address Book Form (if applicable)
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