News

01 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Comlux Aruba on being granted EASA TCO approval facilitating operations on its B767 VVIP!!

Comlux the Aviation Group is pleased to announce that Comlux Aruba, one of the Fly Comlux operational centers, has been granted an EASA TCO (Third Country Operator) approval which will facilitate its operation, specifically on the 767-200. This approval provides the Comlux wide body with the highest standard of compliance with European Union safety standards, therefore shortening the operating approval process.

The EASA TCO came as a result of the European Commission paving the way for airlines traveling from outside the European Union to obtain a single safety authorization for anyone flying within, to or from the EU. This approval is rapidly becoming a mandatory prerequisite to obtain operating permits for commercial operations to and from EASA member states, and it allows Comlux Aruba to apply for individual operating permits to perform commercial air transport operations for the 767 and the rest of the charter fleet.

“Our Comlux 767 operation is now more efficient than ever,” stated Andrea Zanetto, CEO Fly Comlux. “Once again Comlux is leading the path with a VVIP wide body aircraft available for charter with the EASA TCO approval already in place.”

29 Jan 2016

TCAS II Version 7.1 Equipment Requirements for Operating in European Union Airspace

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA of Aruba) would like to remind all operators of Aruba registered aircraft of the EU mandated deadline for upgrading with TCAS II version 7.1. If your area of operation includes Europe, the operator is responsible to ensure that the necessary modifications and adjustments are accomplished to upgrade your aircraft equipment software prior to entering European Airspace. This also includes required changes to the relevant operations and training manuals which define this TCAS II version 7.1 upgrade. Operators that already have made the upgrade are requested to send their revised OM to the DCA of Aruba for review.
11 Dec 2015

Kazakh carrier Air Astana of EU's Air Safety Ban List

Congratulations to Air Astana for being the only Kazakh air carrier to be off of EU's Air Safety Ban List.

It was reported on December 10th that Air Astana is no longer on EU's Ban List!

"The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The update clears Kazakh carrier Air Astana."

The exit of Air Astana from EASA Air safety list is remarkable step considering significant actions taken to achieve and improve safety of aircraft operation as per EASA standards. We truly couldn't be proud of the hard work that Air Astana and the DCA of Aruba have put into this successful operation!!

25 Nov 2015

The Registry of Aruba Welcome Crystal Luxury Air

The Registry of Aruba, exhibiting at NBAA, booth #N6106, has entered an agreement to work with Crystal Cruises, the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, to develop an Aruban AOC for Crystal’s expanded brand extension Crystal Luxury Air. Global luxury will soar to new heights with Crystal Luxury Air, featuring a B777-200LR Boeing Business Jet and a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The twin-aisle Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which typically seats up to 400 and 300 passengers, respectively, will be redesigned to accommodate just 88 and 52 guests, respectively, with flat-bed first class seats and beautifully appointed lounges and bars. The planes will boast the premium luxury that discerning global travelers have come to expect from Crystal, including copious amounts of guest space, plush amenities and Crystal’s world-class service and crew. Trips will range from 14 to 28-day around the world itineraries, and include accommodations at the world’s most luxurious hotels, the finest Michelin star-level cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs and fabulous local cultural entertainment. Additionally, the aircrafts can be arranged for special charters.

29 Oct 2015

UAE & Republic of Singapore | Approved Maintenance Organizations by the DCA

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba would like to announce that U.A.E. and the Republic of Singapore certified MROs will not require to be physically audited by the DCA unless otherwise required.

01 Oct 2015

New rules are applicable in Europe regarding ACAS

Dear Registered Aircraft, please note following information below:

As from 1st December 2015, new rules are applicable in Europe regarding ACAS. All aeroplanes with a maximum certified take off mass in excess of 5700 kgs or authorised to carry more than 19 passengers need to be equipped with ACAS II v.7.1 in order to operate into EU airspace.

This is the last milestone of the EU Commission Regulation No 1332/2011 concerning the ACAS version 7.1 requirements for flights in the EU airspace. The European mandate already applied, as from 1 March 2012, to all new aircraft.

04 Sep 2015

Welcome new Operator Porto Mediterranean Investments Ltd.!

We welcome new operator Porto Mediterranean Investments Ltd. that today has successfully registered its Cessna Citation X aircraft with assigned registration marks P4-MAA. The private operation of the aircraft will be based in Cairo, Egypt.

26 Aug 2015

Qazaq Air to Start Operations in Kazakhstan with a brand new fleet of Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

We are proud to announce that new Kazakh airlines “QAZAQ AIR” has become part of the Aruba commercial operators' family and will start up operations in Kazakhstan with a brand new fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft registered in Aruba under registration marks P4-AST, P4-NUR and P4-QAZ.

QAZAZ AIR will commence domestic service in Kazakhstan with the three Q400 aircraft that will be leased from Falcon Aviation Services LLC., who has originally registered the aircraft on August 2015 under private category.

In order to operate commercially, Falcon Aviation Services LLC., has completed the transfer to QAZAQ AIR from the private to the commercial category, CAMO responsibilities and the operational and maintenance control of the aircraft.

We welcome QAZAQ AIR to Aruba Registry!

25 Aug 2015

Aruba and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Executes ICAO Art. 83bis Agreement

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has executed and ICAO 83bis Agreement which allows Aruban registered aircraft to operate commercially under a Saudi AOC’s issued by GACA. ARABASCO is to be the launch operator to place under its Ops Specs, as the first Aruban registered aircraft with the registration mark P4-NOF.

In accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the 83bis Agreement, allows both authorities to share regulatory oversight responsibilities between the State of Registration (Aruba) and the State of Operation (KSA) of the aircraft, thus ensuring the safety of the aircraft and its operations.

The execution of the 83bis Agreement marks the level of committed partnership and cooperation for maintaining the highest standards in air safety and regulatory compliance with ICAO by both States and its Civil Aviation Authorities, and it is an indication of the safety oversight, reputation and commitment to assist the aviation industry at large.

The Director of Civil Aviation of Aruba, Eng. Edwin Kelly congratulates ARABASCO for choosing Aruba and for trust Aruba with their aircraft for over 16 years.

We look forward to many more fruitful operations in conjunction with GACA.

20 Aug 2015

Global Jet Luxembourg expanded its fleet with brand new G650 aircraft

Global Jet Luxembourg expanded its fleet with brand new G650 aircraft

20th of August 2015, 6:03 PM

Global Jet Luxembourg expanded its fleet with brand new G650 aircraft produced at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation facilities in Savannah, GA. The aircraft successfully passed the official registration procedure in Aruba and received P4-LSM registration marks.

05 Aug 2015

Falcon Aviation Services, our new operator registries its third brand new Bombardier Q400-8

Our new Operator Falcon Aviation Services has registered its third brand new Bombardier Q400-8, P4-QAZ. With the delivery of the aircraft, their transport aircraft fleet has increased to (3) three Q400-8 that will be based and operating in Kazakhstan for commercial operation.

05 Aug 2015

New Operator Falcon Aviation registries two new Bombardier Q400-8

New Operator Falcon Aviation registries two new Bombardier Q400-8, P4-AST & P4-NUR. The aircraft will be for commercial use based and operating in Kazakistan. Falcon Aviation is based Abu Dhabi, UAE.

12 Jun 2015

Boeing 737 registered under Arabasco as P4-NOF

Operator Arabasco registered another 737 with The Registry of Aruba under the registration marks P4-NOF. The aircraft will be operate privately and based in Saudi Arabia.

08 Jun 2015

Arabasco Strengthens Ties with Aruba

We are pleased to announce that the Saudi Arabian aircraft managment and operator Arabasco, has agreed on an MoU for aircraft registration matters in Aruba. The agreement with The Registry of Aruba and legal counsel Gomez & Bikker was signed in the presence of the Minister of Transport of Aruba Otmar Oduber.

Chief commercial officer for Arabasco, Abdallah Bin Radwan Al Cherry said: "We are pleased with this arrangement and look forward to passing the benefits of our relationship on to our clients".

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba has already approved Arabasco's Part 145 Maintenance Repair Organisation allowing required work to be performed in Saudi Arabia. CEO of the Registry of Aruba Jorge Colindres said: "Our relationship goes back 20 years and this allows for even greater mutual growth."

Arabasco will surely benefit from the vast experience of The Registry of Aruba in registration matters, but also from the safety oversight services offered by the Registry with its dedicated team consisting of former national aviation administration inspectors and surveyors with extensive industry knowledge, delivering both regulatory and technical services in compliance with ICAO SARP's, EASA, FAA, Transport Canada, Brazil and other global civil aviation authorities.

15 May 2015

Air Astana is celebrating its 13th Birthday!!

Today marks Air Astana's 13th Birthday with another remarkably successful year.

Air Astana remains the only carrier from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star Skytrax rating and named the Best Airline in Central Asia and India consecutively for the three years running.

This year they also received the ATW Airline Market Leader Award and the CIS Business Leader awards for 2015.

Their fleet is one of the youngest in the world with 21 brand new aircraft added to the fleet since 2011.

We wish them all the best and look forward to watching this already amazing airliner improve and grow!

13 May 2015

Somon Air appoints new CEO | Mr. Eugenio Jaime Manzano

Eugenio Jaime Manzano was designated as CEO of Somon Air airline replacing Lloyd Paxton on this position.

49-years old E.J. Manzano is a well-known international professional manager in aviation field. The board of management of Somon Air decided that Eugenio Jaime Manzano could work the following company development program.

E.J. Manzano has two higher education degrees: airline management of Iberia and Executive Master of Business Administration #1080 of Johannes Gutenberg University. His professional career Eugenio Jaime Manzano has started in 1986 as management trainee in Iberia. Since 1989 till 2003 Eugenio Jaime Manzano was workimg in Garuda Indonesia first in the position of manager of marketing and sales, then as deputy of General Director. In the beginning of 2004, E.J. Manzano got the job offer from ArcanaVia Touristik Company and worked as Managing Director of this company around 2 years. Since 2004 until 2010, Eugenio Jaime Manzano was working as Area Manager of Qatar Airways in Germany, Country Manager of Kingfisher airline in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Commercial Director of OLT Express Company. Last five years he was working on the position of Vice-President Commercial Operations Europe Somon Air, and was a Managing Director of Global GSRM GmbH.

Eugenio Jaime Manzano fluently speaks Spanish, English and German.

Somon Air successfully operates the regular flight from Tajikistan to Germany, UAE, Turkey, China, Russia and Kazakhstan. Somon Air has in its fleet Boeing 737-300, -800 and -900.

Congratulation to Mr. Eugenio Jaime Manzano and we look forward to working with him and the rest of the Somon Air Team!

30 Apr 2015

Welcoming FINESSE EXECUTIVE LTD. as the new operator of P4-SAT!

FINESSE EXECUTIVE LTD. will be the new operator of P4-SAT! At the registry we are all looking forward to working with the Finesse Executive Team!

29 Apr 2015

G650 registered under Global Jet Luxembourg as P4-LSM

Operator Global Jet Luxembourg is registering a G650 under the registration marks P4-LSM.

The aircraft will be operate privately and based in Macau.

The delivery is scheduled for August 2015.

29 Apr 2015

Bestfly Worlodwide Registers a Falcon 900B P4-FFF

Operator Bestfly Worldwide is registering their first Falcon 900B under the registration marks P4-FFF.

The home and base of operation for the aircraft will be Luanda, Angola. We welcome this Falcon to our registry.

21 Apr 2015

Aruba Airlines Nonstop Route to Miami

Aruba Airlines plans to launch nonstop service between Miami and Oranjestad on 02 July 2015 with A320.