Ireland is a large island situated to the west of Great Britain, separated from it by the Irish Sea and is often regarded as being on the very perimeter of Europe. With a land mass of 84,079 square kilometres, Ireland is the 20th largest island in the world.

The Irish Aviation Authority is the sole authority for the registration of civil aircraft in the Republic of Ireland and the Aircraft Registration Department maintains the register which now over 1,200 aircraft.

Benefits of Registration in Ireland

The principal benefits of registering an aircraft in Ireland are:
  • Ireland is widely regarded as a centre of excellence for aircraft leasing business
  • Common law jurisdiction with a stable political environment
  • The Register has high regulatory and safety standards
  • No Weight or age restrictions
  • Low rate of corporation tax of 12.5%;
  • No withholding tax on aircraft lease rentals
  • Capital gains exemption on the disposal of substantial shareholdings
  • Stamp duty exemption on the sale/mortgage of aircraft
  • Over 59 double tax treaties

Qualified Owners

The following persons are eligible to register their aircraft in Ireland:
(a) A citizen of Ireland or a citizen of a member state of the European Union having a place of residence or business in the State, or
(a) A company registered in and having a place of business in the State and having its principal place of business in the State or in another member state of the European Union, whereof not less than two thirds of the directors are citizens or Ireland or of members of the European Union

Registration Fees

Aircraft registration fees are calculated based on aircraft type and type certificated maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of the aircraft.
IAA Registration Fee (Based upon a Falcon 7X) €1,449
Certificate of Airworthiness Fee (Based upon a Falcon 7X) €11,180
Reservation of an out of sequence registration mark €700
Flight Permit Fee (€330 where the aircraft is not under the control of an approved organisation) €100


The registration process comprises completing an aircraft registration form (AWSD Form 1) and submitting the application with the prescribed fee to the Aircraft Registration Department.

All applications must also provide:

  • A copy of the insurance certificate
  • Non-Reg or De-Reg notice from previous Authority
  • Export Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Form 52 or an original Certificate of Airworthiness and a valid ARC
  • A copy of the Radio Station Licence issued by Commission for Aviation Regulation

Applications made by a registered company must additionally provide a current Companies Registration Office printout. Owners and operators are advised to allow 20 working days upon the IAA receiving all required items.

Who to Contact

If you are interested in more information regarding the registration of your aircraft in Ireland or to check the availability of a 'EI' Registration, please contact our REGISTRATION, MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION TEAM





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