Aircraft Registration and Offshore Company Management

RANA (RANA) is the aviation division of the Sovereign Group. Combining the experience acquired over 20 years in the field of aircraft registration and offshore company management, Gibraltar-based RANA offers a complete range of professional and highly tailored services to aircraft owners and operators worldwide.

Aircraft can be registered in the name of the owner, but registering an aircraft in the name of a company or special purpose vehicle (SPV) provides a number of distinct advantages. Access to corporate limited liability and enhanced levels of confidentiality may be the most immediate, but a company structure also offers significant potential benefits in respect of inheritance tax and succession issues, as well as reducing transfer fees in any future sale of the asset.

All such corporate structures must comply with the current legislation in the home country of the beneficial owner and with international standards. With over 25 years experience in the field, Sovereign is well placed to advise on these issues.

Whether a client is purchasing a new or a used aircraft, or simply re-registering an existing aviation asset, will liaise with aircraft manufacturers, dealers and brokers at all stages of the process.

RANA is able to advise on the most appropriate registry for your aircraft. Issues such as the proposed use and operating base of the aircraft, the cost of registration, customer service and ease of process, geographical location and language will all need to be considered. In addition to its comprehensive knowledge base, RANA benefits from its established contacts with aircraft registries in Europe, the Caribbean, the US and elsewhere.

RANA’s comprehensive range of aviation-related services includes:

  • Private and corporate aircraft registration worldwide
  • Corporate ownership and more complex structuring, as required
  • Client representation throughout the purchase and registration process
  • Tax planning, including VAT and customs duties
  • Liaison with insurance firms and brokers
  • Crew payroll and pension services
  • Bespoke aviation consultancy covering both the corporate and commercial airline sectors


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