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Oceanskies Aero is a specialist in the registration of private and corporate aircraft in the most popular aircraft registry jurisdictions

Aircraft Import & Export

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

Import

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

Generally speaking an aircraft owner will be required to make a full importation whenever the aircraft arrives into the EU from a non EU airport.

Situations where a formal import would usually be required include:

  • The first arrival into the EU of an aircraft constructed or purchased outside the EU
  • The arrival of an aircraft into the EU that was built within the EU for export but is now returning to the EU
  • The arrival of an aircraft into the EU that is non-EU owned and would otherwise qualify for Temporary Admission but intends to perform cabotage within the EU

We are also able to provide assistance with the importation of aircraft under a customs relief known as Temporary Admission.

Temporary Admission is an EU mechanism designed in its simplest terms to enable non EU resident aircraft owners to operate their aircraft within the EU for a certain period of time without liability to pay the EU VAT that otherwise would be payable upon their first arrival into the EU.

The current period of time that an aircraft is allowed to remain within the EU under such relief is six months which in certain circumstances is extendible.

To qualify in all cases for Temporary Admission strict terms and conditions exist pertaining to the operation of Temporary Admission relief to prevent abuse of the system.

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.

Export

In certain cases a formal export of an aircraft should be made from the EU, for example a new build aircraft sold by the manufacturer as an export from the EU on a zero rated VAT basis.

Oceanskies Aero is conveniently based in the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Guernsey has a special fiscal status in that it is outside the EU for VAT purposes but within the EU for customs purposes.

In certain situations this makes the island a useful stopover for aircraft leaving the EU to clear customs as evidence of their departure and export from the VAT territory of the EU.

In certain situations it also makes the island an ideal place for the sale of aircraft to take place outside the scope of EU VAT.

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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@oceanskiesltd

25 March 2020 at 07:58

Here is a batch of Tonnage Plates for yachts we are registering with @RedEnsignGroup under British flag here @oceanskiesltd HQ awaiting courier despatch. These plastic strips are an important part of the yacht registration process #yachtregistration #yachtregistry pic.twitter.com/5xGR7f0Xo3

@oceanskiesltd

17 March 2020 at 07:43

A beautiful start to the day again here @Oceanskies in St. Peter Port Guernsey were we are pleased to welcome the latest @sunseeker_int Sunseeker 50 Predator #Guernsey @guernseyharbours @locateguernsey @vistguernsey #PositiveVibes pic.twitter.com/rajLtbGriM

@oceanskiesltd

16 March 2020 at 13:42

On this sunny Monday we are pleased to welcome this beautiful @Sunseeker_Intl 76 Yacht to @gsyharbours which is undergoing @RedEnsignGroup registration with Oceanskies - Anyone would think its Summer! #yachtregistration #yachtlife #Guernsey @LocateGuernsey #PositiveVibes pic.twitter.com/gy0sguWV5S

@oceanskiesltd

11 March 2020 at 16:55

Today we have been Northern France visiting an incredibly busy @Lagooncats factory near La Roche sur Yon for the tonnage survey of a newbuild Lagoon 46 sailing catamaran undergoing @RedEnsignGroup registration by Oceanskies #lagooncatamaran #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvey pic.twitter.com/rwmKAuzOvX

@oceanskiesltd

10 March 2020 at 17:21

Today Duncan has been in a sunny and warm Monaco for the tonnage survey of an @PrincessYachts Princess 82 undergoing red ensign registration by Oceanskies - we are a leading yacht registration agency working with the world’s best yacht registries #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvepic.twitter.com/PUl9Sy4L9a9a

@oceanskiesltd

04 March 2020 at 06:53

Very pleased to act as agents for the visit to @gsyharbours of a @Sunseeker_Intl 76 Yacht @PrincessYachts Y78 #Sunseeker #SunseekerYachts #SunseekerFamily #Princess #princessaroundtheworld #Princessyachts #Guernsey @VisitGuernsey pic.twitter.com/Y3Tk7X8paE