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Authorised Party: an entity or person in favour of whom an IDERA has been issued.
Certified Designee: an entity or person named in a Designation as the certified designee under an IDERA.
Registered Owner: From the Air Navigation Order 2009 Article 9(2) “In this Part and in Part B of Schedule 3 ‘the
registered owner’ means the person in whose name the aircraft is registered in accordance with article 6(2)”.
Designation: A designation made by the Authorised Party using the form detailed in the IDERA designation process.
Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, 2001 (Cape Town Convention).
Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, 2001.
The Cape Town Convention and the associated Aircraft Protocol came into force in the United Kingdom on
1st November 2015 through The International Interests in Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town Convention)
The aim of the Cape Town Convention is to reduce the cost of raising finance for large, high value mobile assets
which routinely cross borders. The Convention provides an over-arching framework for high value mobile assets, whilst
the accompanying protocols address issues raised in financing a specific type of asset. There are three protocols
currently in existence – aircraft equipment, rolling railway stock and space objects. The UK has ratified the Protocol
on matters specific to aircraft equipment, therefore the following guidance only relates to the Aircraft Protocol and
its interaction with the UK Register of Civil Aircraft.
A detailed guidance document which gives full details on the background to the Convention and how it
has been implemented in the United Kingdom is available from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The
UK implementing legislation is
In relation to the UK Register of Civil Aircraft the main impact of the Convention is the ability of the registered
owner to request an Irrevocable De-Registration and Export Request Authorisation (“IDERA”) over an eligible aircraft.
Once an IDERA is recorded the party that has been declared by the registered owner as the “authorised party” will be
the only party with the right to de-register and export the aircraft.
Not all UK Registered aircraft are eligible for the protection offered by the Cape Town Convention. The Convention
only applies to:
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