Cape Town Convention and IDERA

The Cape Town Convention and the associated Aircraft Protocol comes into force in the Isle of Man on 1st January 2018.

The aim of the Cape Town Convention is to reduce the cost of raising finance for large, high value mobile assets which routinely cross borders.

In relation to the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, the main impact of the Convention is the ability of the Registered Owner to request an “Irrevocable De-Registration and Export Request Authorisation” (IDERA) over an eligible aircraft. Once an IDERA is recorded the party that has been declared by the Registered Owner as the “Authorised Party” or a “Certified Designee” will be the only parties with the right to de-register and export the aircraft.

Guidance on the Convention and how it has been implemented in the Isle of Man is in RP60. Guidance for the submission of an IDERA and related processes is in RP65.

Not all Isle of Man registered aircraft are eligible for the protection offered by the Cape Town Convention.  The Convention applies only to:

  • Aircraft (other than helicopters) which can carry at least 8 people or goods in excess of 2,750 kilograms.
  • Helicopters carrying 5 or more persons.

For guidance please see RP65. To apply, the Registered Owner of the aircraft or their authorised signatory must complete Form 108 and email to [email protected].

Payment may be made on account, for existing customers, or by credit card.

Fee - £200

For guidance please see RP65. To revoke an IDERA the Authorised Party or their authorised signatory must please complete Form 109 and email to [email protected].

For guidance please see RP65. To designate a Certified Designee, the Authorised Party or their authorised signatory must complete Form 110 and email to [email protected].

For guidance please see RP65. To remove a Certified Designee, the Authorised Party, Certified Designee or their authorised signatory must complete Form 111 and email to [email protected].

For guidance please see RP65. In the event of a default the Authorised Party, Certified Designee or their authorised signatories can request the de-registration of an aircraft by completing and submitting Form 112 to [email protected].

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