From October 1, aircraft owned by Vietnamese organizations or individuals, and aircraft lease-purchased or leased without crews for a term of 24 months or more shall be registered to bear Vietnamese nationality before operating in Vietnam. Such registration must be made within six months after an aircraft is imported into Vietnam.
|The Government on August 18 issued Decree No. 68/2015/ND-CP on registration of nationality of and rights to aircraft__Photo: Huy Hung/VNA|
The above requirements are provided in Government Decree No. 68, on registration of nationality of and rights to aircraft.
The Decree prescribes the registration and deregistration of nationality of and rights to aircraft; grant of codes for registration and deregistration of international interests for Vietnamese nationality aircraft; and irrevocable deregistration and export request authorization (IDERA).
The new regulations do not apply to military aircraft, special-use aircraft of customs and public security forces, and other aircraft used for performing state tasks, except those used for civil purposes.
According to the Decree, to be eligible for registration of Vietnamese nationality, an aircraft must be the one that does not bear the nationality of any country or have the nationality of a foreign country deregistered; has valid papers proving aircraft ownership or the right to possession of aircraft leased or lease-purchased; meets the requirement on age of used aircraft (if any); and satisfies the law-prescribed conditions and requirements on assurance of national defense and security, aviation safety and security, and environmental protection.
This Decree will replace Government Decrees No. 70/2007/ND-CP of April 20, 2007, and No. 50/2012/ND-CP of June 11, 2012.- (VLLF)