The Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry is operated through an interactive document processing portal called VP-C Online. This online data management system provides a secure way to manage the registration, licensing and certification processes of each aircraft “24-7-365”.
The user friendliness and the convenience of the portal enables clients to very easily submit urgent requests, obtain timely approvals or alternatively print off temporary documents to facilitate the operation of the aircraft with minimal downtime.
The first phase of the submission of registration documents through VP-C Online is the Registration Application. All of the registering owner due diligence documents are required to be submitted at the time the Registration Application is submitted. For a complete list of New Client Due Diligence items required along with instructions for submission in VP-C Online, please see the Due Diligence Checklist. To request a link to an online Registration Application, an email should be sent to email@example.com giving details as follows: name, company email address, telephone number. To learn more about the VP-C Online portal, please visit VP-C Online.
The aircraft registration mark can be selected through the online Registration Application. In section 2 of the Registration Application, a list of available marks or already reserved marks will be provided upon selecting no or yes for the question, “Is a mark reserved for this aircraft already?”. Alternatively, we can reserve a registration mark for the aircraft, given details of the aircraft and the name of the proposed registering owner, or if that is not yet available then the name of the registering agent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The aircraft registration mark consists of 5 letters starting with VP-C. If a specific mark is desired we can check on availability otherwise we can reserve the next in sequence. The cost of the reservation is CI$500 and is refundable if the registration application is received within 3 months of the reservation.
A requirement on the due diligence checklist is a 50% deposit on the initial Certificate of Airworthiness to a minimum of CI$2,000/US$2,439.02. We can provide this invoice and a quote on the initial/first year registration costs as well as subsequent annual costs if these are required before completing/submitting the Registration Application. Requests for quotes and 50% invoice with details of the aircraft: type, year, msn and maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of the aircraft and the location of the aircraft for the initial survey should be sent to email@example.com.
Once the Registration Application has been successfully submitted with all of the required documents being uploaded through VP-C Online, the due diligence process can commence (Phase 1). This process may take about 2 or 3 days depending on the completeness of the application. Once the due diligence process is complete and the application is approved, the Registration Application is then escalated to the Air Safety Regulation (ASR) Division for completion (Phase 2) of the registration process. At this time the aircraft documents and request for the initial survey and approvals can be submitted by the applicant.
The turn-around time between the submission of the application and the issue of the Certificates of Registration and Airworthiness is normally between 3 and 6 weeks and largely depends on the timeliness and completeness of the submissions by the applicant of all the required information for both phases of the registration.