International Registry Extends Global Footprint

Find out how the Republic of San Marino Aircraft Registry continues to position itself as a top performing aircraft registry for both corporate and commercial air transport operators...

AvBuyer  |  10th July 2017
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The Republic of San Marino Aircraft Registry continues to position itself as a top performing aircraft registry for both corporate and commercial air transport operators. Its focus is to maintain high standards for safe operation of registered aircraft worldwide, meet aircraft owners/operator’s expectations and beyond, and offer clients reliable service every step of the way.

A passionate team of aviation experts, with a personalized approach to service, and a worldwide presence, is what makes San Marino Aircraft Registry the difference between registering any aircraft and registering your aircraft.

We understand that our operators deserve dedicated administrative and regulatory support in this highly complex and ever changing aviation environment. For this reason, we have a dedicated team of highly experienced and professional safety inspectors with proven capabilities and qualifications to cater for all aircraft types and operation.

For us it is important to fully understand aircraft owners and operator’s aviation needs, and our personalised service recognises these needs and differentiates us from our competitors that do not provide the same level of service. As we all know from personal experience in dealing with this age of automation, when it comes to customer service, nothing can replace the personal touch.

As an example, our Aircraft Registry assigns a registration officer, a flight operation inspector and an airworthiness inspector from the inception of aircraft registration and/or air operator certification, who are dedicated to providing guidance, answering concerns or queries, and providing solutions perfectly suited to your intended operation.



As the Aircraft Registry’s worldwide presence expands, we continue to grow our resources and capacity to meet this rising demand. We have a network of aviation professionals, strategically placed around the world, which allows us to deliver fast and on-time decisions. Our team has the flexibility to provide continuity of an ongoing project, outside of the Aircraft Registry business hours.

Our head office in the Republic of San Marino has so far certificated and granted eight (8) Air Operator Certificates (AOC), we have also signed ICAO Article 83bis agreements with four (4) different countries,

(Republic of Serbia, Republic of Lebanon, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Nigeria). To continue to expand our presence worldwide the Registry is now opening a new office in Eccelsea Aviation, a private and business aviation terminal at Olbia Airport in Sardinia.

All the above benefits play a significant role in attracting companies wishing to place their aircraft under a San Marino Air Operator Certificate (AOC) so they can charter their aircraft to offset their operating expenses. The demand of airlines and business jet charter operations wanting to utilise their foreign AOC under an existing an ICAO Article 83bis agreement has risen as well.

This has contributed to a fleet growth of midsized and large aircraft, with fleet additions including Falcons, Airbus, Gulfstream, Challengers, Global Express and Embraers.

Since 17 August 2016, the Republic of San Marino has been a party to the Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-Scheduled Air Services in Europe as signed in Paris in 1956. This agreement protects the aircraft owner’s rights and is an added value to operating an aircraft under a San Marino AOC.

The Aircraft Registry offers a range of options when it comes to operating an aircraft, so that aircraft owners and operators can choose the one that best suits their needs.

To find out more information about the Aircraft Registry and how we can meet your needs please contact the Registry. We would be delighted to meet you personally in San Marino or at the many aviation exhibitions throughout the world and should your travel plans take you to Sardinia, please visit our new office.


What Operators are Saying!

  • “We have obtained our San Marino AOC almost a year ago with great support of entire SMAR team. The model of SM registry is perfectly suit our needs – San Marino CAA as regulator located in Europe but not limited by EASA regulations; clear and easy to understand certification process; dedicated airworthiness and flight ops inspectors for each operator; literally around the clock support of the office staff-in case you need help – they are ready to do so 24/7.”
    - Oleg Gurov, Accountable Manager, Skyline Aviation Srl.
  • “The San Marino Registry has given Empire the ability and opportunity to be able to base commercial aircraft in various bases around the world. This had created a competitive advantage for the operation giving our customers the ability to monetize downtime on their aircraft by using them on charter.

    “The professional support that we receive from the Registry and the Authority is unmatched. Understanding that an aircraft is am expensive asset sat on ground, the team always has resources available to make sure that all regulatory processes are completed diligently yet very efficiently. We also appreciate the high standards and quality of governance which the San Marino adopts. To us, this is a great example of a very reputed registry that maintains a focus on servicing all its clients to keep them efficiently and safely operating worldwide.”
    - Paras P. Dhamecha, Managing Director, Empire Aviation Group
  • "Initiating ex-novo an aeronautical commercial operation can be extremely challenging. Fortunately, working with the San Marino Registry made the process as smooth and efficient as possible. SMR genuinely cares about our company’s success, as evidenced by their diligence and professionalism in every operation they have helped us with.”
    - Carlo Vissani, Managing Director, ACASS San Marino
  • “Our San Marino AOC is a perfect example of Elit’Avia’s ongoing commitment to offer innovative solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. It allows us to place a greater variety of aircraft into commercial service quickly and efficiently. The San Marino Civil Aviation Authority works with some of the most highly-qualified and experienced inspectors in the industry who ensure rigorous safety standards and robust operational accountability. Overall, our experience registering aircraft in San Marino has been excellent.”
    - Puja Mahajan, CEO, Elit’Avia
  • ICS-AERO SM has been holding San Marino AOC since April 2016. Not only we appreciate the convenience from the fact that San Marino authorities accepts FAA, EASA and other certificates, but also, we benefit from having authorities "hearing" their operators and supporting in every single question. At the same time, high standards applied to us gives us possibility to operate easily throughout EASA airspace and meet TCO requirements.”
    - Tamara Avia, Director, ICS-AERO LTD
  • “TJS successfully runs a Gulfstream G650ER aircraft from March 2016 on it's San Marino register. From the initial establishment of our AOC to day-to-day operations we have experienced a straight forward and professional support, the T7 Register is really dedicated to Business Aviation.”
    - Martin Lener, CEO TJS San Marino Srl

San Marino Aircraft Registry:

Via Consiglio dei Sessanta, 99
47891 Dogana, Repubblica di San Marino

Tel: +378 (0549) 941539

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