Aviation in Malta has a history which dates back to the 19th century with the arrival of the British in Malta. During the span of 150 years, Britain’s aviation army forces were based in Malta till 1964. Malta’s experience in the aviation sector, including all matters related to private aircrafts, has allowed it to become a very popular destination for internationally renowned aviation companies to set up operations on the island. As part of its economic development strategy, Malta is supporting diverse sectors in the aviation industry, including maintenance, repair and overhaul operations, back-office setups, R&D and the production of aircraft components.
Thanks to the implementation of the Aircraft Registration Act on 1st October 2010, Malta is now deemed a highly competitive jurisdiction for private aircraft registration.
Our company's Private Aircraft Practice within the larger sphere comprising the aviation law industry is able to assist aircraft owners and operators with various legal aspects related to aircraft registration, including assistance with applications for Air Operator Certificates and Operating Licences from the Civil Aviation Directorate in Malta. Furthermore, we regularly assist buyers and sellers, as well as lessors and lessees with aircraft transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.
Our Private Aircraft Law Services
Chetcuti Cauchi's Private Aircraft Practice has witnessed an exceptional growth in the aviation industry, as registration of aircraft in Malta, sale and purchase deals, aircraft chartering and leasing as well as the negotiations and drafting of aviation related service agreements such as servicing maintenance and repair agreements. In addition, we have gained knowledge and experience in various other areas, such as bilateral air services agreements, conditions of carriage, regulation of airlines, insurance, regulation of unlawful conduct on board of aircraft, and seizure of aircraft.
Our Services includes:
Private Aircraft Practice Lawyers
Chetcuti Cauchi's Private Aircraft Practice specialises in the use of Malta companies in local and international aircraft ownership and management structures for the purpose of VAT and tax planning maximization, indeed, the firm’s work in this area includes high profile matters such as corporate structuring and tax planning. Acting as a one-stop Malta aviation law firm, the services offered by our aviation specialists are complemented by those of our tax advisers and accountants that provide corporate structuring and tax planning solutions. Chetcuti Cauchi's aviation team acts as the project manager to very high valued transactions, often-leading negotiations with counter-parties, banks and authorities.