Aircraft Import & Export

Oceanskies is able to assist owners with the import and export of their aircraft into and out of the European Union (EU) and/or United Kingdom (UK).

Aircraft Import & Export

Oceanskies is able to assist owners with the import and export of their aircraft into and out of the European Union (EU) and/or United Kingdom (UK) handling formalities either directly or in conjunction with local customs agents.


Our aircraft importation services include the full importation of aircraft into the EU or UK  into free circulation either as qualifying aircraft operating for charter under an Air Operator Certificate or through the payment of VAT for private aircraft or the deferment of VAT for corporate aircraft used predominantly for business purposes.

We are also able to provide assistance with the admittance of aircraft under a customs relief known as Temporary Admission. Temporary Admission is a mechanism designed in its simplest terms to provide aircraft owners who are established outside the fiscal territory of a fiscal jurisdiction with the option to visit and operate within that territory on a temporary basis under certian conditions without a full importation having to be made.

We can also assist with the importation of aircraft into the EU under Inward Processing Relief (IPR) in cases where an aircraft will visit the EU for maintenance purposes.


We are based in the Channel Island of Guernsey which is located outside of the fiscal territory of the EU and the VAT territory of the UK. Guernsey also has no sales taxes such as VAT or GST.

Guernsey is therefore well positioned form both a geographical and fiscal position to provide an ideal stop over point for aircraft departing the EU or UK  and also provide an ideal closing location for the purchase and sale of aircraft.

Oceanskies Aero is able to provide a fully comprehensive aircraft concierge, handling and customs agency services in such situations – please see our online guide for more details:

Offshore Aircraft Closing & Delivery in Guernsey

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21 January 2022 at 18:00

Today we have had the pleasure of visiting @FerrettiGroup at their busy test and delivery facility in Cattolica, Italy where we are registering the latest example of their highly successful Ferretti 920 model #ferretiyachts #ferretti #madeinitaly #yachtregistration pic.twitter.com/GiRQctyzNx


21 January 2022 at 17:58

This week we have had the pleasure of visiting @FerrettiGroup Custom Line at their very busy shipyard in Ancona, Italy where we have a client yacht under construction Pls do not hesitate make ctc for a free no obligation proposal for our registration & crew employment services pic.twitter.com/mAEWpZglJg


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05 January 2022 at 10:06

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Fallaize, the principal and co-founder of Oceanskies Survey, will be temporarily relocating to the Algarve, Portugal for 3 months from mid-February and will be promoting our services to clients in Portugal Gibraltar Spain & further afield pic.twitter.com/pgkFrzg0mw


23 December 2021 at 08:24

We were fortunate to assemble the majority of the Oceanskies team from Guernsey & Malta for our Christmas Party earlier this month - as we head into Christmas & New Year we wish all our followers, clients & colleagues form the marine & aviation industries a great festive period! pic.twitter.com/HR4sZh9SkN


22 December 2021 at 08:56

Our island home of Guernsey continues to provide an ideal export and closing location for international aircraft transactions - although days away from year end we remain exceptionally busy and yesterday we were pleased to welcome this stunning @bombardierjets Global 5000 #bizjet pic.twitter.com/uu6GuSYe89