The Registry of Aruba



Welcome to The Registry of Aruba.

Established in 1995 as the first privately managed Category-1 aircraft registry in the world as rated by the FAA. Its mission since day one has been to offer flexibility, dependability, and safety in flight, a guarantee upheld throughout the course of their history.

In many respects The Registry of Aruba is a pioneer, by being the first aircraft registry to outsource its administrative operations to an independent company, a model which is now followed by many of the younger aircraft registries.

Innovation continues in Aruba as we develop and grow our reputation for flexibility and range of value added services, while still providing the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

Aircraft registered in Aruba are given the liberty to choose their registration marks. Aruba’s P4 (PAPA 4), nationality mark is followed by three letters; enabling the owner or operator to customize their aircraft registration marks and create attractive, suggestive, and vanity tail combinations, such as P4-FLY. The three-letter combination can be personalized, out of sequence at no cost, and transferred onto a different aircraft.

In order to further facilitate the registration process, Aruba founded the true certified copy process, giving owners the flexibility to fly their aircraft immediately upon completion of the airworthiness inspection. Today, finalized aircraft registration in Aruba typically takes 24–48 hours, as long as all the necessary documentation is satisfactory upon receipt. Once registration is complete, the aircraft is authorized to fly with a certified true copy of the original certificates valid for a maximum of fifteen (15) days from the date of issue.

Over the course of nearly two decades, Aruba has established itself as the pinnacle of excellence for registering Private, Corporate, and/or Commercial Aircraft. While continuing to uphold the highest regulatory standards in compliance with the ICAO standards.

The Registry of Aruba has the expertise to manage all aviation-related challenges. With creativity, innovation, and knowledge, the registry will work with you to develop the best possible structure to meet all your aircraft registration and certification needs.

Aruba is a tax-efficient offshore jurisdiction with an excellent reputation for providing cost-effective and personalized services with 24/7 support.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced Designated Inspectors (DI) provides an organizational infrastructure driven by the ability to offer efficiency, flexibility, and competitive inspection services in-line with industry standards.


In the air there is only one choice. Aruba