The Flight Standards and Airworthiness Division of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) is responsible for regulating the operational safety and airworthiness of aircraft registered in Hong Kong, and other matters related to flight safety. If you are a qualified person under Article 4 of the Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995, you may register an aircraft in Hong Kong. In order for an aircraft registered and used in Hong Kong, an aircraft owner should apply at least 3 certificates from CAD (Registration Certificate, Certificate of Airworthiness & Noise Certificate) and Aircraft Station Certificate of the Office of the Communications Authority.
Hong Kong Aircraft Registration Key Features and Requirements
Application for the registration of an aircraft in Hong Kong shall be made in writing to the Director-General, CAD as a qualified person with the necessary documents and fee. If you are a non-Hong Kong resident aircraft owner, it is suggested to apply under “charterer by demise” by setting up a Hong Kong company to proceed with registration. The following documents should be submitted to the Director-General:
Information on the aircraft. Type, name & address of manufacturer, the aircraft serial number, has the aircraft previously registered outside Hong Kong, status of applicant (“owner” or “charterer by demise”), confirmation of non-registration from the exporting country which should be provided by the applicant at the time the registration should be provided,
Applicant Information. For application by natural person, a copy of his/her identification document (applicable to Hong Kong resident). For application by body corporate, CAD will assess its compliance on Incorporation and Principal Place of Business (PPB). Acceptable documentary proof of the above includes but not limited to:
Any natural or legal person under whose name an aircraft is registered or will be registered in Hong Kong, or its representative, shall be eligible as an applicant for a certificate of airworthiness for that aircraft under article 4 of the Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995. Application of Certificate of Airworthiness shall be made in a form and manner established by the Director-General, CAD and full recommendation has to be made by an approved organization under CAD. Each application for a certificate of airworthiness shall include: 1. the category of certificate of airworthiness applied for. 2. with regard to new aircraft:
With regard to used aircraft:
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