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The Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry featured prominently at NBA

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) exhibited at the annual National Business Aviation Association – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) tradeshow held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre 17 – 19 October 2023. The primary objective was to promote the Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry (CIAR) as the offshore registry of choice for discerning owners and operators. The Cayman Islands’ delegation, jointly exhibiting with the CAACI, included Boddens Legal & Corporate firm and the Cayman Enterprise City. The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Maples law firm supplied general destination and legal materials pertinent to this target audience. 

As the only foreign aircraft register in attendance, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) represented one of more than 800 exhibitors showcased stunning concepts, including the unmanned aircraft systems and advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles in the Emerging Tech Pavilion from VoltAero, Wisk and other manufacturers developing such systems. 

“The NBAA tradeshow is a signature event for the CAACI in the promotion of the Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry and the greater Cayman Islands aviation industry. As the largest business/corporate aviation tradeshow globally that attracts upwards of 20,000 attendees and over 800 exhibitors, it is important that the Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry is represented at such an inspiring, interactive and innovative convention”, remarked the CAACI Director-General Richard Smith.

In addition to the one million plus square feet of exhibitions displayed at the convention hall, for the first time ever, electric air taxis soared over the static aircraft display at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), in demonstration flights each day by AAM pioneer Volocopter with its 2X multirotor personal air vehicle.

Mr. Dale Crowley, Managing Partner of Boddens Legal and Corporate, represented his firm’s exhibition at the CAACI booth. Boddens provides legal and directorship support to the business aviation industry with expertise on aircraft acquisition, financing, mortgaging, leasing, ownership and air transport operations.

We are also pleased to further the strategic partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) and Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) that provides key elements required for the jurisdictional establishment for operators engaged in commercial air transport operations offshore. CAACI and CEC are jointly marketing the Cayman Islands to the aviation industry, promoting its robust regulatory environment, neutral tax status, sound legal and finance systems and first-world life style, touting it as the perfect domicile to establish an air transport or any aviation related company. Clients that qualify are aircraft owners and brokers, technology companies and start-ups engaged in aviation research and development, the head offices of aviation industry businesses, aircraft manufacturing and repair businesses, and businesses that provide management consultancy and other specialized services to the aviation industry.

Each year CAACI extends partnership opportunities with the local business community to offer a prize package for a raffle at NBAA-BACE and would like to thank this years’ sponsors: Cayman AirwaysLtd, the Lobster Pot, Marriott Beach Resort and The Grandview Condominiums for supporting the grand prize trip to the Cayman Islands giveaway.

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