Overview: Aircraft registration in Spain
1. Which government authority has primary responsibility for the regulation of aviation in Spain?
The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (“Ministerio de Transporte, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana”), in particular, the General State Department for Transport and Mobility (Secretaría General de Transporte y Movilidad).
That department has two main bodies dealing with aviation matters: (i) the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (“Dirección General de Aviación Civil”), which creates strategy and defines aeronautical policies, prepares and proposes regulations and coordinates the agencies and entities associated with the department in the civil aviation space; and (ii) the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (“Agencia Española de Seguridad Aérea” or “AESA”), which is in charge of supervising, inspecting and organising air transport and navigation and airport safety.