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Registration of rights to aircraft (Russian)

28 March 2011

As an aircraft is an asset that is constantly transferred from one jurisdiction
to another, it is important to understand what law is applicable to its status.
Russia ratified the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Commercial
Aviation, which, among other things, established a principle that an aircraft
cannot have two nationalities, and Russia further provided that in order to a
Russian airline to be able to operate an aircraft in Russia, such aircraft shall
be registered either in the State Register of Civil Aircraft of the Russian
Federation (the "Civil Aircraft Register") or in a register of a country with
whom Russia concluded an agreement on maintenance of continuing
airworthiness (the "Foreign Register").

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