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A civil aircraft may operate in national airspace if it holds a certificate of registration issued in accordance with the provisions of the Chicago Convention (Art. 20 (1) of the Air Code, March 2020 edition).

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, in its capacity as a state authority in the field of civil aviation (Art. 4, paragraph (1) of the Air Code, March 2020 edition), may establish, on the basis of minister orders, categories and/or types of motorized ultralight aircraft which may operate in national airspace without holding a certificate of registration, on the basis of a certificate of identification or without holding such a certificate (Art. 20 (5) of the Air Code, March 2020 edition).

In view of the above, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has developed and published:
1. Order of the Minister of Transport No. 1338/2016 for the approval of the Romanian civil aeronautical regulation RACR IA “Registration of civil aircraft”, a normative act establishing the conditions for the registration of civil aircraft, except for state aircraft, ultralight aircraft (as defined in the Order of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Tourism No. 630/2007), unmanned aircraft intended for use in the “open” or “specific” categories (as defined in Reg. (EU) No. 2019/947) as well as unmanned meteorological and free balloons;
2. Order of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Tourism No. 630/2007 on “the regulation of the field of ultralight aircraft operation in Romania”, a normative act establishing the conditions for the identification of motorized and non-motorized ultralight aircraft.

 

In order to implement the provisions of the normative acts mentioned above, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has designated, directly or following an authorization process, several “competent authorities” as follows:
1. for the implementation of the provisions of RACR IA, the Romanian CAA (RCAA) was designated “competent authority” (see art. 1.4, paragraph (1) of the annex to WTO No. 1338/2016);
2. for the implementation of the provisions of OMTCT No. 630/2007, regarding the motorized ultralight aircraft (implementation of the provisions of the RACR - LPAN and RACR - CCO ULM regulations), the responsibilities of the competent authority were delegated to the Romanian Airclub. This organization carries out its activity under the specific conditions established by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure for its evaluation and authorization by RCAA (see Art. 7, paragraph (1) of OMTCT No. 630/2007);
3. for the implementation of the provisions of OMTCT No. 630/2007, regarding non-motorized ultralight aircraft (implementation of the provisions of the RACR - LPAN AUN and RACR-CCO AUN regulations), in accordance with the provisions of RACR - AAUN, the RCAA authorized the Romanian Free Flight Association (AZLR), delegating the responsibilities of the certifying authority stated in the regulations RACR - LPAN AUN and RACR - CCO AUN.

 

Details on the civil aircraft registration process

1. registration of aircraft falling under the provisions of RACR IA “Registration of civil aircraft”
  1. reservation of registration marks  
   

The reservation process is carried outonline, as follows:

- the form code F-PI-AW-IAC-219 is filled in;

- a fee of Euro 45 + VAT is paid (payment is made in lei at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment);

 
  2. issuing the registration certificate and registering the aircraft in the Romanian Civil Aircraft Register
   

The process of issuing the registration certificate is carried out online, as follows:

- the form code F-PI-AW-IAC-220 is filled in;

- the title deed, as well as the owner's agreement for registration are scanned and attached (one or more of the following documents are scanned and attached: sale-purchase contract, rental contract, handover report-receipt, “Bill of Sale”, etc., as appropriate);

- scan and attach documents showing that the aircraft is in airworthiness condition (if applicable, scan and attach one of the following documents: valid Certificate of Airworthiness, valid Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC), Export Airworthiness Certificate issued no more than 6 months before the date on which the registration certificate is requested);

- a document on the aircraft history is scanned and attached (either a deregistration certificate or a non-registration certificate, as applicable);

- the painting scheme of the aircraft and the arrangement of the registration marks are scanned and attached (the scheme is made according to the rules of the technical drawing, taking into account the provisions of Chapter 5 “Registration marks” of RACR IA);

- a fee of Euro 90 + VAT is paid (in case of applications for the issuance of registration certificates for aircraft with MTOW ≤ 5700 kg) and Euro 180 + VAT (in case of applications for issuance of registration certificates for aircraft with MTOW > 5700 kg) - (payment is made in lei at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment);

  3. data modification in the Romanian Civil Aircraft Register (RUIAC)  
   

The holder of a registration certificate issued by the AACR shall request its amendment in the event of a change in data regarding the owner/holder of the aircraft, their permanent residence or registered office (see Article 2.4 (1) of the WTO Annex No 1338 / 2016).

The certificate holder shall inform RCAA of the modification of the painting scheme or the layout of the markings, requesting the RCAA approval for the new schemes.

The process of modifying the information mentioned in RUIAC as well as issuing a new edition of the registration certificate is carried out online, as follows:

- the form code F-PI-AW-IAC-221 is filled in;

- the documents supporting the request are scanned and attached (certificates issued by the Company Registration Office, court decisions, etc., as appropriate);

- a fee of Euro 45 + VAT is paid (payment is made in lei at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment);

  4. deregistration of an aircraft from the Romanian Civil Aircraft Register (RUIAC)  
   

The process of issuing the deregistration certificate for an aircraft is carried out online, as follows:

- the form code F-PI-AW-IAC-222 is filled in;

- the registration certificate issued by RCAA for the aircraft concerned is scanned and attached;

- the owner's consent and, if applicable, the empowerment for issuance of the deregistration certificate are scanned and attached;

- if applicable, the agreement of the holder’s of encumbrance(s) established on the respective aircraft is scanned and attached;

- a fee of Euro 90 + VAT is paid (payment is made in lei at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment);

  5. issuing duplicates of certificates issued by RCAA  
   

The process of issuing duplicates is carried out online, as follows:

- the form code F-PI-AW-IAC-223 is filled in;

- the proof of completion of the publicity formalities that are necessary in case of loss of official documents or other documents justifying the submitted request is scanned and attached;

- a fee of Euro 45 + VAT is paid (payment is made in lei at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment);

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Detailed information on the process of identifying motorized ultralight aircraft as well as the related fees and charges are available on the Romanian Airclub website;

       
3. Detailed information on the identification process of non-motorized ultralight aircraft as well as related fees and charges are available on the website of the Romanian Free Flight Association;

 

For complete information please be advised of the following:
1. the estimated time for issuing a certificate of registration / deregistration is 5 working days from the date of registration of the application (standard application form and related documentation), provided that the documentation is complete;
  If the documentation is not complete, RCAA will notify the applicant within 2 working days from the date of registration of the application;
2. the applicant should consider the provisions of art. 6.1 “Submission of documents to RCAA” of regulation RACR IA when formulating a request;
3. if the applications are transmitted to RCAA in digital format, the collection of certificates from the RCAA headquarters is conditional on the presentation in original copy of all documents that need to be submitted to RCAA (example: registration certificate, sale-purchase contract, rental contract, handover-receipt report, etc.)
Last update: 29/04/2021, 10:17:47