27 Oct 2021

OPMAS and The Aruba Registry | Online Seminar |  When Flying Within The EU

Nov. 30th, 2021 - EST @ 8:00 | GMT @ 13:00 | CET @ 14:00 | MSK @ 16:00 | GST @ 17:00 | HKT @ 21:00  

We are pleased to be able to partner with OPMAS as the purpose of the seminar is to brief and update aircraft owners, operators, and aviation advisers about the customs regulations when flying within the EU.

The presentation is partly a briefing and update of the standard importation and entry alternatives and partly a discussion of the most popular topics (Short & Sweet topics).




• Short intro by the Registry of Aruba 

• About Aruba, the Netherlands, and the EU 

• About OPMAS, Denmark and the EU 

• The two entry alternatives: 

• Full importation, update/briefing 

• Temporary Admission (TA) update/briefing 

• The Secure Temporary Admission procedure 

• The 3 top Short & Sweet topics, What are the facts, What is right and what is wrong? 

• Flying with EU-resident persons onboard? 

• Flying commercially within the EU? 

• What about private use of a corporate aircraft? 

• Flying to the UK post-Brexit? 

• Q&A 


The seminar, including the Q&A, will take around 45-50 minutes.

We will be looking forward to meeting all of you online.


OPMAS, has dealt with aircraft customs handling for more than two decades; importing and admitting more than 3,000 aircraft, strictly focused on aircraft importation and admission matters for aircraft owners and operators flying within the EU. 

25 May 2021

The Registry of Aruba Establishes Scholarship with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

As part of our mission to help bridge the gender gap in the aviation industry, we are thrilled to announce that we have established The Registry of Aruba Scholarship with Embry-Riddle University at Daytona.

The intent is to award an incoming freshman $6,000 every year throughout her program at The College of Aviation at Embry Riddle. The award will be made to a student, following the University's standard awarding schedule, meeting the established criteria listed below:

• Applicant must be an incoming female freshman student enrolled at the Daytona Beach Campus of the University as a full-time student;

• Applicant must be an incoming female freshman enrolled in the College of Aviation majoring in Aeronautical Science or in the College of Business majoring in Aviation Business Administration;

 Scholarship will be awarded to the same student in successive years as long as scholarship criteria continues to be met;

In addition to financial support, we aim to mentor the recipient as she initiates her career. We are beyond excited for this journey and feel fortunate to be able to establish a female-forward initiative.

30 Mar 2021

Breaking Records— Comlux's P4-787 Makes History With Longest Flight Recorded

Comlux’s Dreamliner P4-787, registered in Aruba, made history as it flew from Seoul to Buenos Aires— making it the longest flight ever recorded with a flight time of 20 hrs. and 19 min. The plane had six pilots on rotation with one engineer monitoring the plane. 

01 Feb 2021

The Registry of Aruba Names Alex Colindres as CEO

After nearly eight years working for The Registry of Aruba, Alexandria Colindres is stepping up as CEO, from her current role as COO of the company. Her father, the company’s founder, Jorge Colindres, will stay on as the Executive Chairman and CEO of ARG (Aviation Registry Group of Companies), The Registry’s holding (parent) company.

Ms. Colindres started at the company in the summer of 2013, performing public relations duties. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and an MBA in Art Management at Columbia College inspired her to transform the company’s brand identity and attract new clients, as well as stabilizing the company’s core team. The staff of eleven, based in Miami, work closely with the DCA of Aruba to deliver timely aircraft registration to business and commercial aircraft clients. The partnership is at the heart of the company’s business, and Ms. Colindres is proud of her role in nurturing that relationship.

“Through the years, our relationship with the DCA has flourished. There has been a strong focus on team building between both organizations,” Ms. Colindres noted. . “The Registry of Aruba team and the DCA are an integrated, trusting team.”


Since Ms. Colindres joined the company, it has grown the commercial operation department from one AOC to seven. She credits this to the work of her staff, who have responded well to her team-building management style as COO. The company has limited turnover and offered more flexibility by restructuring the roles and positions to keep employees playing to their strengths.

“Before, our team was more compartmentalized. We did a lot of cross-training at work and team-building outside of the office. Now, we’re all revolving and working around each other. It’s like a solar system, circling each other, rather than being in our own galaxies,” Ms. Colindres explained.

The Registry of Aruba has always embraced innovation. Established in 1995 as the first public-private aircraft registration program, Aruba is managed, alongside the DCA, by a private team. This business model means customers are dealing with dedicated, personalized service instead of bureaucracy. The registration process is streamlined to exclude red tape while maintaining, at its core, a high level of safety, allowing owners and operators to fly unrestricted worldwide, as quickly as possible. This was nearly uncharted territory when The Registry began. Since its founding, ARG has developed two successful aircraft registries (Aruba and San Marino), with more on the horizon.

Since 2012, when the company developed the first online system for aircraft registration, electronic access has been a large part of the company’s brand. Ms. Colindres hopes to continue to become entirely digital in her tenure as CEO.

“As the company culture has changed, we’ve brought on many colleagues who are very pro-technology. Our goal is to keep the same high standard for safety and customer service as we innovate and evolve,” she says. “We truly believe in the importance of technology. Aviation is a very dynamic industry, and I believe the use of the appropriate technology is key in continuous innovation and success. We are committed to high safety standards, along with a core belief in providing our clients with an unparalleled level of service and support. Technology can help us accomplish both.”

In recognition of her achievements in the field, Ms. Colindres received the Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award for Young Talent/Start-Ups in June 2019. One of a small number of women in the male-dominated field of aviation, she prefers to focus on the quality of her work rather than gender politics, though.

Going forward as CEO, Ms. Colindres is focusing on expanding The Registry’s clientele across the world. This will be a continuation of her recent success in attracting clients in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.

“It’s about understanding cultures,” she said. “While developing our customer relationship, it became evident that some of our international clientele appreciate more face-to-face communication. I started that by going to Hong Kong and China to set up meetings and introduce myself. The Registry made it a priority to be present, and that has resulted in some big client relationships. I would like to expand that strategy to several other regions. The Aruba Registry has a lot to offer and it has been tried and tested throughout its now 26 years in operation,” Ms. Colindres explained.

Many clients choose The Registry of Aruba because their home base CAA’s are not customer service-oriented, or too focused on large-scale commercial aviation operations. In contrast, Aruba prioritizes business aviation clients and bespoke service to each client as its core business. With that in mind, Ms. Colindres plans to expand The Registry’s clientele base in Mexico, India, and Africa.

Even as Covid-19 creates volatility and challenges in aviation, The Registry of Aruba will continue to navigate those challenges - and their clients - across the globe with Ms. Colindres at the helm.

20 Apr 2020

Comlux is utilizing P4-XTL for medical cargo flights in the fight against COVID-19

Comlux Aruba has diversified its VIP charter activity to medical cargo flights.


Thanks to the outstanding cargo hold of, P4-XTL, Crystal Skye 777-200LR, they can support the global medical transport needs against COVID-19.

Chartered by Rubber Products Distributors, P4-XTL, landed in Indianapolis carrying approximately 20 tons of medical cargo to support the COVID-19 efforts in Indiana, US.


27 Mar 2020

We Are Here For You

We are not sure what our message can provide you during these anxious and fearful times. However, as we write this, we are reminded that the aviation industry is more of a family than just a group of colleagues. We hope all of you can remember the importance of this sense of community and that it provides you with a similar sense of comfort during these trying times.


Know that there will always be a helping hand for you at The Registry of Aruba, and we are moving quickly to adapt to your changing needs resulting from COVID-19.

To say it simply for the past 25 years, The Registry of Aruba has been at the pinnacle of excellence for the registration of Private, Corporate, and Commercial aircraft. Priding ourselves in offering unrivaled bespoke solutions dedicated to preserving the highest level of operational safety for all our aircraft.


We hope you all stay safe and strong and can't wait for the next time we get to see each other again!

01 Feb 2020

Corporate Jet Investors London 2020

3 & 4 February | Corporate Jet Investor London | The Landmark London | 500 delegates

"There are several business aviation conferences over the year and each one requires our significant investment and management time to attend." 

Director of the DCA of Aruba, Mr. Edwin Kelly will be participating in a panel discussion on Feb. 3rd at16.20 Safety: The industry’s number one priority

We encourage everyone who can make it, to come; we are proud to say that we continue to be Lead Sponsors of such a fantastic networking event.

08 Jan 2020

See you in Dublin - AirFinance Journal Dublin 2020

We are so excited to participate for the first time ever in Dublin's Airfinance Journal Conference, Jan. 21 - 23rd, as Gold Sponsors.

For more information on the conference:

01 Jan 2020

The 25 years of The Registry of Aruba

¡Pabien Registry of Aruba!

For the past 25 years our mission has been to bring the bespoke experience to aircraft registration. Since our inception we’ve been developing an aircraft registry that fosters a culture of innovation and provides clients with an unparalleled level of service & support.

We are celebrating a quarter century of Innovation in the aircraft registry sector. We are the pioneers of a first of its kind registry and continue to develop new systems while growing our client services.

We offer a seamless & modern registry, supported by a global network of qualified registration, certification, and inspection team members that coordinate all of the details associated with registering your aircraft.

Acting as your aviation concierge, we leverage our 25 years of experience and a knowledgeable team of regulatory professionals that are dedicated to providing clients with meticulous support.

We expedite the registration process to free up our clients most valuable resource, time.


Helping you fly since 1995.



12 Dec 2019

BestFly Celebrate 10 Years In Operation

A very warm congratulations to BestFly for their 10 years of operation. We look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in the next 10 years! 

Co-Founder, Nuno Pereira had this to say: 

"Hell of ride! Thanks guys for the hard work and effort. Any organisation is only Best when it’s team is the best. And We do have the best team."

08 Nov 2019


Join us at Corporate Jet Investors's Miami Conference, November 12 - 13 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Our Chief Operating Officer, Alexandria Colindres will be participating in a panel discussion on Nov. 12th at 14.30 Simplifying operations and registrations.

We encourage everyone who can make it, to come; we are proud to say that we continue to be Lead Sponsors of such a fantastic networking event.

We hope to see you all there!!
To register for the event:

29 Oct 2019

P4-CLA's New Paint Job

P4-CLA under the management of Comlux Aruba N.V. is looking amazing with its brand new paint job!

Great work by Comlux's completion center in Indy! 👏🏻🔥


Go to our Instagram to see the full transformation! 

05 Jun 2019

Congratulations to our COO

Congratulations to our COO - Ms. Alexandria Colindres on winning the Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award for Young Talent/Start-Up!! 

When asked, this is what Alexandria had to say:

I am sincerely grateful and humbled for this nomination and I am pleased to accept the Young Talent/Start Up award; joining past recipients who I have long admired and respected.

Most awards are the result of more than just the awardee's efforts, and I believe it's important to recognize those who might have contributed to my success over the years. In this world, we stand on the shoulders of all those who have supported us — be it members of my staff, my family and the wonderful aviation community that has so graciously welcomed me.

I am so honored to have my work recognized in this way by SPBAA and I hope that this recognition of my work can serve as an inspiration to others. Inspiration, especially to younger women entering the aviation industry at this time - if my work can make a difference, so can yours. I will continue in my efforts in developing a leading class safety program in Aruba combined with the highest level of service  and look forward to building stronger relationships within the aviation community and facility the advancement of aviation safety practices by continually trying to exceed industry expectation.

Again, I am humbled and appreciative. Thank you


For More Information on SPBAA:


26 May 2019

See you in Geneva | EBACE 2019

It is starting to look a lot like EBACE!

EBACE 2019, come say Hello to Excellence located at Booth # R89

26 Apr 2019

New Charter Company Sonic Air gets their Aruba AOC

We are happy to welcome, Sonic Air, a subsidiary of Hongkong Jet, to our registry.

Sonic Air has successfully obtained their Aruban air operator certificate (AOC) and will begin charter flights with a single Boeing BBJ787-8 that seats 40 passengers.

"We picked Aruba not only because of the high standards, but also it's a registry that understands charter and business aviation well" said Jiao Jian, HongKong Jet CEO. "It is an honor to get this AOC and marks a new beginning for our charter business."

"Sonic Air earned the AOC and worked very hard for it," said Edwin Kelly, DCA Aruba director general. "We are also proud that we are growing in this region."

Jiao added that eventually, he hopes to add other long-range aircraft from Gulfstream and Bombardier into HongKong Jet's growing fleet.

30 Mar 2019

Heading to Shanghai | ABACE 2019 | Booth #C313

Stop by our booth # C313 during ABACE to meet our specialized Team of Experts, giving you access to a Civil Aviation Registry system that is always on standby for all your aircraft registration needs.

23 Jan 2019

See us at Corporate Jet Investors London 2019

Join us at Corporate Jet Investors's London Conference, January 28 - 29 at the Landmark London Hotel.

Our Chief Operating Officer, Alexandria Colindres will be participating in a panel discussion on Jan. 28, at 11:40 am on the following topic: "Do owners value safety oversight?"

We encourage everyone who can make it, to come; we are proud to say that we continue to be Lead Sponsors of such a fantastic networking event.

We hope to see you all there!!
To register for the event:

25 Oct 2018

Metrojet Limited obtains Aruban 145 Approval to Support the Regional Growth of P4-registered Aircraft

Hong Kong based Metrojet Limited ( a business aviation service provider based in Hong Kong with presences throughout Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that its Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Facility (MRO) in Hong Kong has recently obtained the approval from the Department of Civil Avation of Aruba (DCAA) to perform Line/Base Maintenances.

This new approval allows Metrojet Hong Kong MRO to work on P4-registered aircraft ranging from Gulfstream G650/ G650ER, G550, GV, G450 and G200, to Bombardier Global 5000/ 6000/ Express, Challenger 850 and Challenger 604/ 605.

“The newly added Aruba approval assists Metrojet to support the regional growth of P4 registered aircraft in this region,” Mr. Lanny Schindelmeiser, General Manager of Metrojet Hong Kong MRO commented.

“Metrojet is committed to optimising our capacity continuously, providing quality and cost-competitive options for customers in the region to choose from.”

07 Oct 2018

Aviation Circular | Notice to Aircraft Owners and Operators

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba takes the opportunity to issue a clarification statement on the latest news circulating in the People's Republic of China with regards to aircraft registered in the English Territories and Crown Dependencies, such as Guernsey (2R) or Isle of Man (M) regarding aircraft operations when flying over or entering EU territory, which may be subject in the near future to an import or VAT tax due to the UK exit from the EU (Brexit) and is creating confusion among aircraft owners and operators of Aruba registered aircraft.

Aruba is an island and constituent country located in the Southern Caribbean, and is one of the four (4) states that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with the Netherlands, Curacao, and Sint Maarten. In 1986 the Netherlands granted Aruba its self-governance (Status Aparte) as a fully autonomous state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Thus, Aruba is not a member state of the European Union or an EU territory, subject to any EU regulations or VAT taxation requirements for any Aruba registered aircraft flying into the EU or its territories, unless the aircraft is permanently based in any EU country.

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba is a fully independent authority and is not a member of EASA and is not subject to any EASA regulatory requirements. The Department of Civil Aviation is represented in ICAO by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Dutch Kingdom is only responsible under its constitution for Aruba's Defense and Foreign Affairs.

We trust that the above clarification statement shall guide all owners and operators of Aruba-registered aircraft to gain knowledge of any notices that may offer confusion with regards to operating an Aruba Register aircraft in any EU country or territory.

For any further questions or clarifications, feel free to contact The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba.

Tel: +297 583.2665


24 May 2018

Local Representative is no longer required to register your aircraft in Aruba via domicile

Operators and owners are no longer required to have a local representative based in Aruba when registering their aircraft via domicile.

You will only need to complete application form IASO A-80, for aircraft registration via domicile, which can be found on our website.

Along with a completed IASO form A-80, one must submit the following compliance documentation:

Certified or notarized Passport copy of UBO*
Verification of UBOs address/place of residence *
Verification of the address/place of residence of the director or manager
List of any person or entity who has a 5% or greater ownership interest in the registering company*

*Not applicable for a publicly traded companies

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