(RANA) is Sovereign’s aviation division. Combining the experience acquired over 30 years in the field of corporate services and aircraft registration, London-based RANA offers a comprehensive suite of professional, highly tailored services to clients with aviation assets.

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) can provide 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.

RANA’s services are primarily tailored to private clients with corporate jets, turboprops or helicopters but we can also assist commercial passenger and freight operators, as well as general aviation entities and fliers. RANA is able to advise on the most appropriate registry for your aircraft. Key considerations will be the proposed use and operating base of the aircraft, the cost of registration, customer service and ease of process, geographical location and language.

Once an aircraft has been registered, RANA can further assist with ongoing liaison with aircraft registries, technical representatives and aircraft managers with particular reference to annual inspections and certifications.

RANA’s offering to clients who operate, or who are looking to acquire, aviation assets covers five clearly defined services, which together add value at each stage of the ownership chain or can be provided on a one-off basis to fulfil a particular requirement:

• Worldwide aircraft registration
• Ownership structures
• Aviation insurance
• Aircraft finance
• Aviation consultancy and photography

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