To register aircraft

An aircraft can be registered in Sweden if the owner is a Swedish citizen or a citizen within the EEA (European Economic Area).

The Swedish Transport Agency can approve registration of aircraft in Sweden, even if the requirement above is not met. This type of approval can only be given if the aircraft is generally used with Sweden as a base.

Aircraft with an MTOM (Maximum Take-off Mass) of more than 500 kg which shall be registered in the Swedish aircraft register must be fitted with a fixed distress beacon, of the automatic type ELT406. Read more in Transportstyrelsens föreskrifter (2007:30) och allmänna råd om nödradiosändare (the Swedish Transport Agency's regulations [2007:30] and General Advice on Distress Beacons) – Swedish only.

The following documents are needed for registration

  • Ansökan om registrering (L 1356) (Application for registration, Swedish only), original document
  • Fångeshandling (L 1691) /Swedish only) or Bill of Sale (L 1686). Original document or a certified true copy.
  • Certificate of de-registration from the authority of the exporting country. Email or fax: +46 11 18 98 35.
  • Certificate from Amtsgericht in Braunschweig which states that, at the time of de-registration, the aircraft is not charged with anyrecorded rights – original document (concerns aircraft from Germany only).
  • Certificate of insurance according to Regulation (EC) No 785/2004, which shows the Swedish registration mark (original document or certified true copy). The insurance company must be approved by Finansinspektionen.
  • Registrering av nödradiosändare ELT406 MHz (L 1796) (ELT406 MHz Distress Beacon Registration)
  • Photo of the aircraft's manufacturing plate. The plate shall show, amongst other things, manufacturer, type designator and serial number.
  • Application for Exemption (only for companies or citizens with a nationality outside of the EEA) – original document.

We will also need the following documents of authority for:

...Companies

Certificate of registration from the Swedish Companies Registration Office, showing authorised signatories for the company. This document needs to be original document or certified true copy, and no older than 6 months.

For foreign companies, a document is required which is equivalent to the certificate of registration from the Swedish Companies Registration Office, or authentic documents where the country's notary public confirms the existence and authorised signatories of the company . This document needs to be the original document and can be no older than 6 months.

...Flying clubs

  • Extract from minutes showing authorised signatories of the club . This document needs to be an original document or certified true copy and can be no older than 12 months.
  • Statutes (required if the flying club has just been formed or if the statutes have been updated).

...Private persons

  • Birth certificate which shows citizenship. This document needs to be the original document or a certified true copy and can be no older than 12 months.
  • Foreign citizens: a certified true copy of a valid passport.

Related information

Inskrivningar i luftfartyg (Registration of rights in aircraft, Swedish only)
Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)