Prior to de-registering an aircraft, the BCAA requires a number of steps to be taken:

  • The company must provide to a certified resolution signed by a Director agreeing to the sale of the aircraft and requesting that it be removed from the Bermuda Aircraft Registry.
  • If a mortgage is registered against the aircraft, it cannot be removed from the Bermuda Aircraft Registry until written authorisation or proof that the mortgage has been discharged has been received from the relevant parties. If a request is received to de-register the aircraft but to leave an existing undischarged mortgage in place, all relevant parties must provide signed documentation agreeing to this arrangement. For further details please contact
  • If an Export Certificate of Airworthiness is required, the Principal Airworthiness Inspector must be informed so that an aircraft inspection can be scheduled and arrangements can be made for the payment of relevant fees. To apply for an Export Certificate of Airworthiness, the Bermuda approved CAMO must submit a recommendation (Export Certificate of Airworthiness – AW-201(e)) to the Principal Airworthiness Inspector. The owner/operator must also obtain an invoice by sending a request directly to the Finance Department (see Fee Payment page). If no Export Certificate of Airworthiness is required, there is no charge for the de-registration process.
  • If there are any outstanding fees, they must be paid before the aircraft can be de-registered. The BCAA Finance Department will confirm that there are no outstanding fees.
  • Once final written confirmation has been received from the company, a letter of de-registration will be sent to the Civil Aviation Authority of the State where the aircraft will be registered.