Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

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How to Register An Aircraft


The legislation applicable in Bermuda includes an extensive list of persons and companies that are qualified to register an aircraft in Bermuda.

In order to place an aircraft on the Bermuda Register a person must be a United Kingdom national, Commonwealth citizen, or national of any European Economic Area State. In addition, bodies incorporated in any part of the Commonwealth (includes Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies) and which have their registered office or principal place of business in any other part of the Commonwealth, or undertakings formed in accordance with the law of an European Economic Area State and which have their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Economic Area are also qualified.

The Director General of Civil Aviation of the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), being designated by the Governor under Article 6 of the Air Navigation {Overseas Territories) Order 2013 as amended, in exercise of the Governor's powers under Article 10 of the Order, hereby permits an Exemption to allow a body incorporated in Switzerland or a Swiss citizen to register an aircraft in Bermuda. 


For persons or corporations who do not meet these requirements you may incorporate in any of the qualified entities mentioned above. Alternatively, you may wish to incorporate a Bermuda Company and in this regard you may want to contact a Bermuda Law Firm, a current list of which may be found on our website.

In order to start the registration process it is necessary to submit a Form 100(B) Application for Registration of Aircraft or Change of Ownership.

The Form 100(B) is available through our online Aircraft Information Records System (AIRS). In order to gain access or if you require additional information, please contact

Once the Form 100(B) has been submitted through AIRS, a signed copy must be forwarded along with the required registration documents.

Also, to assist you through the process of registering an aircraft, please review the Checklists for registering an aircraft under Resources.