Oceanskies is able to apply its key capabilities to the review of any existing aircraft and ownership structure from a documentary perspective.
This service is of particular value to the board of directors of any corporate aircraft ownership structure who shoulder the legal responsibility for safe and correct aircraft operation.
In cases where the board of directors are provided by the owner themselves or by their professional advisers such as fiduciaries, wealth managers, trustees or family office it is possible that the board might not themselves be familiar with the operation of aircraft.
In cases of a serious incident the accident investigation branch of the aircraft’s country of registration and the authorities of the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred will fully investigate the events leading up to and causing the same.
In extremis, where there is the loss of life an aircraft owning company and its directors could face corporate manslaughter charges.
Even if there is not a serious incident involving accident, if an aircraft is operating in breach of regulations and becomes detained by local tax/customs or airworthiness authorities the ramifications can quickly become very inconvenient, embarrassing and potentially expensive if a flight or series of flights cannot go-ahead.
Oceanskies can consult with the board of directors of an aircraft owning company to ascertain key risks and perform a review of the way that an aircraft is documented.
The review is wide ranging and examines the aircraft’s ownership, tax status, registration, documentation and airworthiness and is followed by a comprehensive report to the owning company’s board of directors.
We can also if required working with third party specialists provide aircraft valuations and appraisals in addition to thorough technical oversight of ongoing maintenance programme and technical records.