Under Article XXXVII(1) of the Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment UNIDROIT is designated as Depositary of the Protocol. The functions of the Depository are set out in the Aircraft Protocol (Article XXXVII(2)).


Declarations arranged by article deposited under the Aircraft Protocol


Declarations Matrix


The following information is provided for the assistance of States that contemplate becoming Contracting States to the Convention and to the Aircraft Protocol:

Advantages for Contracting States

Model Instruments of Ratification, Acceptance, Approval, Accession

Declarations Memorandum in pdf in Word


OECD – Export Credits for Civil Aircraft

Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Civil Aircraft (ASU)

Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits

List of States qualifying for the reduction of the minimum premium rates referred to in Article 36 of Appendix II of the ASU


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Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary


Email Update Service

UNIDROIT provides an email update service to provide email notifications whenever the status lists for the Cape Town Convention and its Protocols have been updated. For further details, including information on how to subscribe, see the Email Update Service page.


Depositary reports

UNIDROIT has published the following Depositary reports pursuant to Article 61(1) of the Convention and Article XXXVI(1) of the Aircraft Protocol: 200620072008-20092010-2011, 2012-20132014-20162017-2019, 2020-2022.

Reproduction of these texts is permitted for non-commercial or academic use. For any other use, requests for authorization to reproduce the texts are to be addressed to the UNIDROIT Secretariat at and the Director of the Bureau of Administration and Services of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at