As a member of the European Union, Malta has placed itself in a clear strategic position and a key player in the aviation industry. The Maltese aircraft register has recently experienced significant growth and the positive figures have been continuously increasing throughout the years. Currently, the Maltese aircraft register has around 500 airplanes registered.

The Maltese aviation leasing market has also been experiencing strong growth in the past decade. Whilst the acquisition of aircraft highlights an airline’s financial stability, there has been a significant increase in global aircraft leases. Malta has reinforced its position as a reliable jurisdiction which continues to grow as a centre for aircraft leasing business.  The launch of Aircraft Leasing Malta, an initiative aimed to expand the aviation industry in Malta, is primary evidence of such.

Aircraft leases are usually entered into by aviation companies who hold a large aircraft fleet acquired directly from manufacturers to suit their clients’, predominantly airlines, short and long-term needs. The Maltese regulatory and fiscal system has seen a sharp upsurge in popularity as a jurisdiction for international business, predominantly in the creation and establishment of aircraft leasing engagements.

E&S Group has a vast experience in the aviation industry and can assist clients in registering an aircraft in Malta. Services include:

  • Assisting in setting up aviation companies in Malta;
  • Aircraft registration and aircraft leasing in Malta;
  • Assisting with applications for air operator certificates and operating licences;
  • Managing of structures for VAT and tax planning optimisation.

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"According to our experience, E&S Consultancy team is made up of well-trained and skilled professionals who are always there to satisfy your business needs with reference to Maltase law. Their work is well organized and carried out in a precise and timely manner. I look forward to continuing my cooperation with E&S Consultancy."

Giorgio Crotta & Marco Compagnino - FIDINAM & Partners



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