04 Dec 2017

Making History with BestFly Aircraft Management Aruba

On saturday, December 2nd, 2017 the first Gulfstream G550, P4-BFY, has landed on the Wolf's Fang Runway, a specially prepared blue ice runway in Antarctica.

P4-BFY is one of sevearl aircraft operated by Bestfly Aircraft Management Aruba and managed by Primus, when it flew out of ExecuJet Africa facility in Cape Town, South Africa.

We couldn't be more than proud of BestFly!!!

14 Nov 2017

SOMON AIR: FROM DREAM TO DREAMLINER Somon Air will acquire a new 787 Dreamliner

Today, Somon Air and The Boeing Company signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the acquisition of a new 787-8 aircraft to be delivered to the airline during the first quarter 2018.

The signing took place between Thomas W. Hallam II, CEO, Somon Air and Martin Bentrott, Senior VP International Sales, The Boeing Company at the Dubai Air Show on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

This historic moment for Somon Air strengthens its decade long commitment to Bring Tajikistan to the world and the world to Tajikistan and furthers its partnership with Boeing. The B-787-8 Dreamliner will allow Somon Air to connect Central Asia with better access to Europe and the Far East as well as opportunities to the USA. 

With this new aircraft, Somon Air prepares itself for its next decade.

CEO, Thomas Hallam stated, "With our strategic geographic location in Central Asia we plan to develop a Hub system that will generate better connections within Central Asia to new global destinations. In 2008, we began our partnership with Boeing when Somon Air introduced the next generation B-737 to the Central Asia region. We are very proud of our long term and future partnership with the Boeing Company."

Somon Air has twice received the IOSA, safety certificate and was awarded full membership in IATA in September 2017.

30 Oct 2017

TCO EASA Authorization Acceptance - BestFly Aircraft Management Aruba

We are pleased to announce that Bestfly Aircraft Management Aruba has been granted their EASA TCO authorization to operate commercially in European airspace!!!

Congratulations BAMA!

06 Oct 2017

The Registry of Aruba @ NBAA 2017

Come have a chat with us during NBAA 2017 | Las Vegas! Stationed with our friends at AVPRO, Booth #SD23 | Static Display.

05 Oct 2017

Congratulations to Crystal Skye | P4-XTL on their SOLD OUT Inaugural Asian tour!

Genting Hong Kong announced on Friday that the first Asia inaugural private jet itinerary for the Crystal Skye, departing Oct. 1, is fully sold out.

We are extremely pleased and encouraged by the outstanding response for Crystal Skye's maiden voyage from Asia, a fully-booked, all-inclusive journey to Fiji and Tahiti signaling strong demand from the region's most discriminating travelers, said Colin Au, Group President of Genting Hong Kong. We are also delighted to finally welcome Crystal Skye in Asia, a new milestone for Genting Hong Kong and Crystal Cruises, setting an even higher benchmark in global luxury travel and pushing the boundaries of bespoke vacation experiences.


To Read More Follow Link:

Cruise Industry News 


05 Sep 2017

Acceptance Type certificate Sikorsky Helicopters Product

The DCA of Aruba is proud to announce that they have accepted the Type Certificate of Sikorsky Helicopters!

19 Mar 2017

Meet Us @ ABACE | Booth # H418

The Registry of Aruba will be attending ABACE 2017 in Shanghai, China | April 11 - 13 2017

ABACE is the perfect venue for investors considering aviation as a business opportunity; companies thinking of using an aircraft for business; and flight departments who have long used aircraft as a valuable business tool.

Stop by Booth #H418 to see us, or email us at to schedule your appointment with one of our team members at the show.

For more information of The Registry of Aruba email or contact us at 305.471.9889 |

We are looking forward to serving you in the near future. – Welcome to Aruba.

25 Jan 2017

Meet with us a Corporate Jet Investors London

Meet with us a Corporate Jet Investors London, January 30 - 31 at the Landmark London Hotel.

Our CEO Jorge Colindres will be participating on a panel discussion on Jan. 30, at 11:00 am on the "Anatomy of an International Deal"

We hope to see you all there!!

To register for the event:

14 Dec 2016

The DCA of Aruba and U.A.E.s GCAA execute an Air Transport Agreement

On the cusp of the MEBAA Airshow, Director Edwin Kelly of Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba and His Excellency Director General Saif Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, of the General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates executed a bilateral air transportation agreement, Monday December 5th, 2016.

Several years of negotiation and cooperation have led to this historic agreement between these two nations. On December 5th, these negotiations culminated in the moment of execution, which took place in Nassau, Bahamas.

This agreement will now make it possible for Aruba to be a destination for passengers traveling on flights direct from the U.A.E., such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Airline, a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai, which is based and operating out of Dubai, U.A.E. Aruba’s sister island Curacao is currently one of Emirates routes for their cargo flights, making Aruba next on the list.

When asked about the agreement Director Edwin Kelly stated: “This air transport bilateral agreement between Aruba and the UAE has been many years in the making and as the director of the DCAA I am excited of the prospects this agreement can bring to our island, furthermore we look forward to developing a deeper relationship with the GCAA of the U.A.E.”

This agreement emphasizes the developments that the Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba is fulfilling to support Aruba’s tourism and economy.

23 Nov 2016

Lead Sponsors of Corporate Jet Investors 2016 Annual Miami Conference

Corporate Jet Investor Miami 2016 will once again bring together over 200 senior level financiers, brokers, arrangers, lawyers, manufacturers, operators, appraisers and many others active in business jet transactions in the Americas.

This two day conference features presentations, panel discussions and debates with leading minds in the industry, with a number of engaging networking opportunities. If you are involved in business jet transactions, CJI Miami provides a unique opportunity to meet with decision makers, discover the latest opportunities and stay updated with the latest developments.


Corporate Jet Investor Miami will be held in The Biltmore Hotel, Miami.

27 Oct 2016

NBAA 2016

Registry of Aruba Team Members will be at NBAA 2016.

Schedule a meeting with them today | or 305.471.9889

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

01 Jun 2016

Two More AOC's to come to Aruba!

Double operator gain for the Registry of Aruba; currently performing two air operator certification (AOC) projects – one with Angola-based charter operator Bestfly, and another with Malta-based operator JetMagic.

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11 May 2016

Visit us at Stand # Z114

The Registry of Aruba – A premier aircraft registry will exhibit at EBACE 2016 at booth # Z114!

Our DCA Director Mr. Edwin Kelly and Aircraft Registry CEO Jorge Colindres along with senior officials will be attending the three-day convention to present its services, benefits and advantages.

Looking forward to seeing you during this Annual European Business Aviation Convention.

Please feel free to contact our colleague Yvonne at: to schedule your appointment today!

22 Mar 2016

The Registry of Aruba Welcome Two (2) New Airworthiness Inspectors

The Registry of Aruba Welcome Two (2) New Airworthiness Inspectors! Mr. Tom Llewellyn based and severing the UK Area and Mr. Felipe Albuquerque based and serving the area of Portugal.

We welcome you to our team and look forward to working with both of you!

Our Airworthiness Inspectors enable the registry to maintain efficiency and allow for low cost inspection services!

17 Mar 2016

EASA Part-FCL | Deadline Reminder

As of April 8, 2016, EU Regulation Part-FCL requires pilots flying non-EASA, non-commercial, registered aircraft to hold a EASA compliant licenses.

Operators of Aruba registered aircraft that are established or residing outside in a non-EASA State, will not be affected by the EASA Part-FCL & NCC regulation.

For questions or concerns, please contact us at: | +1305.471.9889

17 Mar 2016

Crystal Luxury Air, subsidiary of Crystal Cruises introducing their new Global Express

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.