Registration of Aircraft


The Registry of Aruba is available to private, corporate, and commercial aircraft owners and operators with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 5,700 kgs or more and helicopters with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 1,000 kgs or more. 


Aircraft registered in Aruba are given flexibility when choosing their registration marks. Aruba’s P4 (PAPA 4), nationality mark is followed by any sequence of three to five alpha-numeric characters; enabling the owner or operator to customize their aircraft registration marks and create attractive, suggestive, and vanity tail combinations.


The full registration process is clear-cut and can be achieved in 24-48 hours upon a successful airworthiness inspection and satisfactory receipt of all the necessary documentation.


The registration of an aircraft in Aruba has initiated once a formal e-mail request is submitted by the operator including the aircraft location and desired dates of the airworthiness inspection; aircraft serial number and model; desired registration marks; and completed INS. 4.014. 


Relevant Forms and Regulations