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In the first quarter of 2017, the number of registrations on the International Registry has grown by 9%. We expect to process between 5,000 and 10,000 registrations over the next few days. Some of these will be made as part of large closing rooms containing up to 1,000 registrations. When large numbers of registrations are submitted at the same time, they enter a queue and are processed in order of arrival. At times over the next few days, registration queueing time may extend to several hours from submission to the registration going live. We have always advised that a Priority Search Certificate (PSC) is the only way of confirming a registration has gone live.

An indication that your registration is in the queue is that the file number is ‘0’ when viewed on ‘View Registered Interests‘ page. Once a file number is allocated (no longer ‘0’), you should then generate a PSC to confirm. The system itself should not slow down and registrations can be submitted as usual, the only difference these large volumes will make is to the queueing time of a registration from submission to going live. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us at + 353 1 809 1470 or email us at

Welcome to the International Registry

What is the International Registry?

The International Registry is an electronic registry which operates under the legal framework of the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol adopted on the 16th of November 2001. It provides for the electronic registration and the protection of 'international interests' which are recognised by all ratifying states, with priority being determined on a "first-to-file" basis.

Registration of interest in an aircraft asset serves as a notification and is considered to be best practice for owners, creditors, debtors, lessors, lessees, agents and others in protecting their financial interest in such an asset. For a full description of the legal protections provided by the Convention and the Protocol, and the risks of not registering, please refer to the text of the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol. The Official Commentary by Professor Sir Roy Goode (Revised Edition 2013) on the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol is available from the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (

As the registrations merely provide notice of the interests in aircraft assets, the facts underlying any such registration shall determine whether the interest falls within the scope of the Convention and the Protocol. Without limiting the foregoing, while there is no technical impediment to the registration of pre-existing rights and interests, such registrations shall have no legal effect under the Convention and the Protocol, except where, by virtue of a declaration under Article 60 (3) of the Convention, registration thereof is required.

How do I use the International Registry?

The two main functions available on the International Registry are 1) registering an interest in an aircraft asset and 2) searching against an aircraft asset to determine what registrations have been made and their relative priority. You may apply for an account on the International Registry and, once approved, you may register interests in airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. Searching is available to account holders who are approved users and also to guests who do not hold an account.

How do I get started?

Organisations and individuals (entities) seeking to register interests in aircraft assets on the International Registry must first apply on this web site to become an Approved Administrator by selecting 'Apply' above, by completing the required application web pages and by supplying any additional information which the Registry Officials need to complete the approval process. Upon applying, you will receive an email setting out the additional documentation you must provide. Each entity will need one Administrator. All applications for Approved Administrator accounts are reviewed by the Registry Officials. Upon approval, the Administrator may register interests in aircraft assets on the International Registry. Approved Administrators may also approve additional users (Users) within their respective entities who have applied by selecting 'Apply' above.

As of September 2015, Google's Chrome browser no longer supports NPAPI, which is a technology required for Java applets to operate. As the International Registry relies on the JAVA applet, we suggest accessing the website using one of the browsers listed below:

Please note that as a guest you may still perform all searches, view video tutorials and help documents.

Please update to latest version of Java to proceed. You may also need to uninstall old versions. For further information please go to

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Certificate Names and Serial Numbers


* By entering your password you are agreeing to be bound by and comply with the following documents:
  Terms and Conditions
  Regulations and Procedures for the International Registry
  Privacy Policy
  Certification Practice Statement
  Manufacturers' Disclaimer
  Without limiting the foregoing, users agree that they have reviewed and accept the terms of the Manufacturers' Disclaimer, and that such agreement is made each time a user makes use of provided object identification information (whether in making registrations or searches), or the supplemental object identification materials relating thereto, each provided by the manufacturers.
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Please refer to the "How do I get started?" Section on the "Home" page. You can continue to view the site and search the registry with guest privileges.

You will need to apply and become an approved user of the Registry if you wish to register or consent to a registration. Once your application has been approved, you will be provided with a digital certificate that will allow you to log in and access restricted areas of the site.


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  By selecting Yes you are agreeing to be bound by and comply with the following documents:
  Terms and Conditions
  Regulations and Procedures for the International Registry
  Privacy Policy
  Certification Practice Statement
  Manufacturers' Disclaimer