The solid reputation of the Malta flag in the maritime industry has been recently acknowledged by Clarkson research services, which has confirmed the Maltese Shipping Register as the largest merchant flag in Europe and the seventh in the world (as at 22nd February, 2012).

The various initiatives which Malta has introduced to boost aircraft registration and its support of diverse sectors in the aviation industry, including, but not limited to, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations, back-office setups, research and development and the production of aircraft components indicates Malta’s enthusiasm for the aircraft register to follow in the footsteps of the shipping register.

The 2010 merger of the previously independent entities responsible for civil aviation, maritime and land transport into Transport Malta supports Malta’s drive towards maintaining and growing the Malta flag attractiveness in the maritime and aviation sectors.

David Zahra & Associates Advocates is well positioned to assist with a broad spectrum of services in relation to shipping and aviation, including by providing technical and administrative support with all stages of ship and aircraft registration in Malta, the setting up of the required corporate structures connected with the aircraft and shipping operations and the provision of advice in relation to the relevant tax matters.