As an international distribution center, the Netherlands has one of the most developed infrastructures in the world whether we are talking about air or road transportation. Opening a company in the Dutch aviation sector with the purpose of offering passenger or commercial air transportation services falls under the Aviation Act which was adopted in 1992. The Dutch Aviation Law provides for:
The Netherlands has also signed numerous conventions related to international air transportation. Our company registration agents in the Netherlands will offer more information on these treaties.
Before applying for the special licenses and permit for activating in the aviation sector, one or more enterprisers or companies must register a business with the Commercial Register in the Netherlands. The Dutch company formation process is easy and fast and can be completed within a matter of days. Our company formation consultants in the Netherlands can handle this process on behalf of the owners through power of attorney.
After the company registration is completed, the Dutch company is allowed to buy aircrafts which must be registered with the Public Registry. The Netherlands also allows an operator to lease aircrafts in order to carry out its activities. Once this step is completed, the aviation company will be required to obtain a license issued by the Ministry of Transportation.
Companies in the aviation industry in the Netherlands must also conclude insurance policies which depend on the capacity of each aircraft.
Pilots working for aviation companies in the Netherlands must also obtain one of the following licenses:
It should be also noted that according to most Dutch double taxation agreements, air transport activities are exempt from taxation in certain situations.
For more reasons to open a company in the Dutch aviation sector, please contact our company formation agents.