Private client

Services: Aviation services

First Names Group’s specialist aviation services team is committed to delivering only the very best for our clients. Our expert solutions are based on an in-depth understanding that with ownership of high-value aircraft comes great responsibility, not to mention complexity in terms of arrangements and administration.

From registration related matters, through tax efficient ownership structures, to EU Customs and VAT procedures, our highly trained aviation professionals are well versed in managing the many requirements relating to aircraft ownership while ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory matters. We pride ourselves on our ability to facilitate the proper importation and exportation of aircraft into and out of the European Union – whether operated privately, corporately or commercially.

With extensive experience in all aspects of aircraft ownership, administration and management, our aviation experts provide an exceptional level of service and care that allows our clients to rest assured knowing their aviation assets are protected.

Our aviation services include:

Aircraft ownership structures

We provide bespoke corporate structuring solutions to suit individual circumstances, utilising a range of jurisdictions (including the Isle of Man, Cyprus, Malta, Ireland, BVI and Cayman Islands) to protect your asset and ensure operational and tax efficiencies.

Aircraft registration

We handle all aspects of aircraft registration on behalf of our clients, including new registration, transfer of registry and deletion. We liaise closely with all relevant parties, ensuring seamless coordination through to completion.

VAT and Customs compliance

Our experts collaborate with aircraft owners and legal/financial intermediaries relating to EU VAT and Customs matters, offering practical support on implementation as required.

EU import and export

We handle permanent aircraft importation, temporary admission, aircraft exportation, customs warehousing, End-Use Relief and Inward Processing Relief at multiple locations.

Financial administration and VAT reporting

Our experts provide comprehensive operational support to aircraft owning entities across multiple jurisdictions, including:

  • Review of draft contracts for compliance with EU VAT and Customs law
  • EU VAT Registration processing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial statements
  • VAT accounting
  • Return submission

Take a look at some of our recent case studies on our Insights blog.

Can we help?

To discuss your requirements, or if you’d simply like to find out more about the aviation services we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Grant Atchison, Associate Director, at or by calling his direct line +44 1624 653145.