Change of Possession
We consider the owner of an aircraft to be whoever has possession of it for 28 days or longer. Here's how to let us know if that changes.
To apply for a change of possession (‘ownership’)
To apply for a change of possession, both parties must complete and send us the appropriate CAAF form.
There is an associated fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We must be notified within 14 days of the date of transfer of possession.
The existing certificate of registration expires on that transfer date.
It’s a breach of the Air Navigation Regulations to operate an aircraft without a valid certificate of registration. So 28 days after the certificate of registration expires, the aircraft cannot be operated until a new certificate of registration is issued to the new owner.
New owners are advised to check the aircraft’s annual registration fee have been paid. If the fee and levy are not paid, the aircraft may be deregistered and cannot be operated.
The fee for change of possession is to be paid by the party giving up possession of the aircraft (unless otherwise arranged between the two parties).
If there’s more than one owner, for example a partnership or syndicate, they need to decide who’ll sign the form and become the contact for us.
Maintenance providers and aircraft sales agents cannot sign the form on behalf of the applicant.
Payment of fees
Fees are to be paid directly at CAAF.
Fit and proper person questionnaire – for new owners
By law, applicants for an aviation document (like a certificate of registration), must successfully undergo the fit and proper person process.
A fit and proper person form and questionnaire must be completed with an individual's details, even if the aircraft is being registered in the name of a company, syndicate, or partnership.
If there is more than one applicant, for example in a partnership or syndicate, a separate fit and proper person questionnaire must be completed by each member of the partnership or syndicate.
Fit and proper person questionnaires are valid for two years from the date they’re assessed.
Emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
If the aircraft is fitted with an ELT, the contact details will need to be changed with CAAF
If CAAF is not given the updated contact information, the aircraft must not be flown. See 07/09 Transponders, EGPWS, Airspace Requirements, ELTs and the Implementation of Aircraft Surveillance
Change of address
It’s the responsibility of every holder of an aviation document in Fiji to promptly notify us of any changes to their address or contact details. Their address for service’ must be a Fiji street address.
Address for service
Aircraft owners need to return the certificate of registration to us to be re-issued with the correct details.
or write to attention of:
Senior Airworthiness Maintenance & Engineering Inspector, Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, Private Mail Bag NAP 0354, Nadi Airport, Fiji.
For further information, refer to
- Laws of Fiji
- CAAF Standards Documents
- CAAF Application Forms
- CAAF Aeronautical Information Circulars
- CAAF Guidance Documents
If you have any questions about this topic, email email@example.com