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Aviation and Aerospace

Welcome to The VAT Consultancy, where our expertise in Value Added Tax (VAT) consultancy includes advice specific to the aviation and aerospace industry. In today’s dynamic global aviation and aerospace landscape, VAT intricacies can present significant challenges for airlines, manufacturers, and businesses in this sector. The VAT Consultancy is here to provide you with the expert guidance and tailored VAT and customs duty solutions you need to navigate these complexities successfully.

These sectors have many VAT and customs duty reliefs available to them but a clear understanding of any related conditions is required to ensure the relief is used appropriately.

The aviation and aerospace industry is marked by highly specialised transactions, complex supply chains, and a web of intricate global VAT considerations including many VAT and customs duty reliefs. At The VAT Consultancy, we understand the unique nuances of this sector and are committed to delivering customised VAT services, ensuring that you remain in compliance with all applicable regulations.  We can also support you in relation to global customs duties.

Let The VAT Consultancy be your trusted partner.

Common areas we advise on include;
  • VAT and customs duty for the airline sector – VAT zero rating, Inward Processing relief for engineering and catering /cleaning activity, Certificates of Airworthiness, End Use relief, Chicago Convention,
  • VAT treatment of supplies of qualifying aircraft and ships and related activity
  • Customs duty reliefs for the aerospace sector
  • Global supply chain – VAT and customs duty of cross border activity including advice on importer of record, Incoterms and overseas VAT registration obligations
  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation – assisting with applications and ensuring standards are maintained on an ongoing basis
  • VAT and inflight retail arrangements for airlines
  • Excise duty for airlines


Julie Park

Managing Director
– VAT and Customs Duty
M: +44 781 400 4236
T: +44 203 2806902