Civil Aviation Regulations, 1996 (LI 1617).

Regulation 2: Registration of Aircraft in Ghana.(1) The Authority shall be the authority for the registration of civil aircraft in Ghana and shall keep the register on its premises. (2) Subject to the provisions of this regulation, an aircraft shall not be registered or continue to be registered in Ghana if it appears to the Authority that (a) the aircraft is registered outside Ghana and that such registration does not cease by operation of law upon the aircraft being registered in Ghana; (b) an unqualified person holds any legal or beneficial interest by way of ownership in the aircraft or any share therein; (c) the aircraft could more suitably be registered in a member country of the Commonwealth, or an African Country; or (d) it would be inexpedient in the public interest for the aircraft to be or to continue to be registered in Ghana. (3) No aircraft shall be registered under these Regulations unless (a) it is owned by a Ghanaian citizen or any body corporate registered and having its principal place of business in Ghana and some of whose directors or partners are Ghanaian citizens; (b) proof of ownership has been submitted and also that the aircraft is not registered in any other State; (c) proof of no liens has been established; (d) an application for registration has been made containing such details as the Authority may require. (4) If an unqualified person residing or having a place of business in Ghana holds a legal or beneficial interest by way of ownership in an aircraft or share therein, the Authority upon being satisfied that the aircraft may otherwise be the properly so registered, may register the aircraft in Ghana. The person aforesaid shall not cause or permit the aircraft, while it is registered in pursuance of this sub-regulation to be used for the purpose of public transport or aerial work. (5) If an aircraft is chartered by demise to a person qualified as aforesaid the Authority may, whether or not an unqualified person is entitled as owner to a legal or beneficial interest therein, register the aircraft in Ghana in the name of the charterer upon being satisfied that the aircraft may otherwise be properly so registered, and subject to the provisions of this regulation the aircraft may remain so registered, during the continuation of the charter. (6) Application to register an aircraft in Ghana shall be made in writing to the Authority, and shall be accompanied by such particulars and evidence relating to the aircraft and the ownership and chartering thereof as the Authority may require to enable it to determine whether the aircraft may properly be registered in Ghana and to issue the certificate of registration. In particular, the application shall include the proper description of the aircraft, according to column 4 of the “General Classification of Aircraft set forth in Part A of Schedule 1 to these Regulations. (7) Upon receiving an application for the registration of an aircraft and being satisfied that the aircraft may properly be so registered, the Authority shall register the aircraft, wherever it may be, and shall include in the register the following particulars (a) the number of the certificate; (b) the nationality mark of the aircraft and the registration mark assigned to it by the Authority; (c) the name of the constructor of the aircraft and its designation; (d) the serial number of the aircraft; (e) the name and address of every person who is entitled, as owner to a legal interest in the aircraft which is the subject of the purchase agreement, the name and address of the hirer where applicable; or (f) in the case of an aircraft registered under sub-regulation (4) or (5) of this regulation an indication that it is so registered. (8) The Authority shall give the person in whose name the aircraft is registered (hereafter in this regulation referred to as "the registered owner") a certificate of registration, which shall include the particulars specified in sub-regulation (7) and the date on which the certificate was issued. (9) Notwithstanding sub-regulations (8) and (10) of this regulation, the Authority shall not be required to furnish a certificate of registration if the registered owner is the holder of all aircraft dealer's certificate granted under these Regulations who has made that known to the Authority and has not withdrawn a statement of his intention that the aircraft is to fly only in accordance with the conditions set forth in Part C of Schedule 1 to these Regulations and in that case the aircraft shall fly only in accordance with those conditions. (10) The authority may grant to any qualified person an aircraft dealer's certificate if it is satisfied that he has a place of  business in Ghana for buying and selling aircraft. (11) Subject to sub-regulations (4) and (5) of this regulation, if at any time after an aircraft has been registered in Ghana an unqualified person becomes entitled to a legal or beneficial interest by way of ownership in the aircraft or a share therein, the registration of the aircraft shall become certificate of registration shall be the Authority for cancellation. (12) A person who is the registered owner of an aircraft registered in Ghana shall inform the Authority in writing of (a) any change in the particulars which were furnished to the authority for the registration of the aircraft; (b) the destruction of the aircraft or its permanent withdrawal from use; and (c) in the case of an aircraft registered under sub-regulation (5) of this regulation, the termination of the demise charter. (13) A person who becomes the owner of an aircraft registered in Ghana shall immediately inform the Authority in writing to that effect. (14) The Authority may, whenever it appears to it necessary or appropriate to do so for giving effect to this regulation or for bringing up to date or otherwise correcting the particulars entered on the register on a written notice to the registered owner, amend the register or cancel the registration of the aircraft, if it is satisfied that there has been a change in the ownership of the aircraft. (15) The Authority may, by regulations, adapt or modify the foregoing provisions of this regulation as it thinks necessary or expedient to provide for the temporary transfer of aircraft to or from the Ghana register, either generally or in relation to a particular case or class of cases. (16) In this regulation references to an interest in an aircraft do not include an interest in an aircraft to which a person is entitled only by virtue of his membership of a flying club, and the reference in sub-regulation (12) of this regulation to the registered owner of an aircraft includes in the case of a deceased person, his legal personal representative, and in the case of any body corporate which has been dissolved, its successor. (17) Nothing in this regulation shall require the Authority to cancel the registration of an aircraft if in its opinion it would be inexpedient in the public interest to do so. (18) The registration of an aircraft which is the subject of an undischarged mortgage entered between parties shall not become void by virtue of sub-regulation (11) of this regulation, nor shall the Authority cancel the registration of such an aircraft pursuant to this regulation unless all persons shown in the Register of Aircraft Certificate of Registration as mortgage Operators/Lessees/Charterers of that aircraft have consented to the cancellation.

Procedures to Follow

4th schedule b; the protocol to the convention on international interests in mobile equipment on matters specific to aircraft equipment              

5th schedule; convention for the suppression of the unlawful
seizure of aircrafts   

6th schedule; the convention on the suppression of unlawful acts relating
to international civil aviation                                               

6th schedule b; protocol supplementary to the convention for the suppression of the unlawful seizure of aircrafts  

Seventh schedule (section 28) convention on damage caused by foreign aircraft to third parties on the surface, signed at Rome, on 7 October 1952 (Rome convention 1952)  

Ninth schedule (section 28) 2009 convention on compensation for damage caused by aircraft to third parties adopted in Montréal, Canada on 2 may 2009        ...

Responsible Institution

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Airport Rd, Accra
Email:info@caa.com.gh
Website:http://www.gcaa.com.gh/

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