Set Up a Company in the Aviation Sector in the Netherlands

Set Up a Company in the Aviation Sector in the Netherlands

Set Up a Company in the Aviation Sector in the Netherlands

Are you ready to touch down in the Netherlands’ highly profitable aviation sector? The Netherlands has one of the best transport infrastructures in the world, and it is one of the most important transportation gateways to Europe and the world. At the heart of the Dutch aviation sector is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Airport Code: AMS), one of only a handful of international airports with both strong cargo and passenger operations. Access to this world-leading airport is one of the many reasons why you should start a dutch business in the aviation sector and see your investment soar.

The Dutch aviation industry is overseen by the Dutch Act on Aviation (Wet luchtvaart). The law stipulates regulations concerning the hiring of specialized personnel, aircraft registration, the establishment of airports, air traffic control, as well as military aviation.

The Netherlands is also party to several international aviation conventions, such as the Warsaw Convention.

We are experts in Dutch company formation in the aviation sector, and we can offer you great advice about setting up an aviation business in the Netherlands. Call us now!

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Aviation licenses required when starting an aviation business in the Netherlands:

All pilots involved in the Dutch aviation sector must obtain or be in possession of one of the following licenses:

  • Dutch national pilot license

  • Commercial pilot license

  • Private pilot license

  • Airline transport pilot license

  • Multi pilot license

When do you need which license to start a Dutch business in the aviation sector? Our agents are specialists in business development in the Netherlands and know exactly which licenses you need to apply for and how to apply for them Call us now to discuss how we can help you make this process quick and easy!

How do I set up a security technology company in the Netherlands

  • The first thing you have to do when starting a Dutch business is to register a Dutch company, such as a Dutch BV, with the Dutch Trade Register, which must include the mandatory NACE (Nomenclature of Economic Activities) number. For aviation businesses, the numbers are as follows (depending on the type of operation):
    Section H; Division 51; Groups 50.1 - 50.4; Classes 51.10 - 51.22.

  • Once you have registered your company, you need to apply for various aviation permits and licenses. We can help you to get the right licenses and permits to start a Dutch business in the Netherlands as soon as possible! Call us now!

Why choose INCO to help you to start a financial business in the Netherlands?

  • INCO has helped dozens of people to set up an aviation business in the Netherlands.

  • Our agents have extensive experience with the process of incorporating a company, including starting a Dutch BV, and they are fully versed in the formalities of starting an aviation business in the Netherlands.

  • We can connect you to the relevant authorities and regulatory bodies and provide you with business development services.

  • INCO’s expert consultants can help you to draw up an effective business plan so you can start a Dutch company and start reaping the rewards of starting an aviation business in the Netherlands.

  • We can help you to secure funding for your aviation business.

  • Because INCO is a Dutch company, we know the Dutch aviation sector well and we can guide you to set up a business, such as a Dutch BV in the Netherlands quickly and easily. This makes INCO the perfect local business partner for your business in the Netherlands.

  • When you start an aviation business in the Netherlands, you are going to need specialist employees. We can connect you to top recruitment agencies to ensure that you get the best aviation talent for your business.

We are the ideal business partners to grow your business in the Netherlands! Call now!

Frequently asked questions:

Do I require a license to operate an aviation business in the Netherlands?


Why is The Netherlands such a good place to start an aviation business?

  • Highly developed transport infrastructure.

  • Excellent port facilities.

  • Air transport activities are exempt from taxation in certain situations.

  • Popular transport gateway to Europe.

  • Booming Dutch transport sector.

  • Large pool of highly specialized workforce.

  • Closely monitored by the Dutch government to ensure aviation safety.

  • The Netherlands has a very stable and resilient business environment

How long does it take to start a financial company in the Netherlands?

Starting a Dutch company usually takes between 2-5 days, but since you require licenses to run an aviation company in the Netherlands, it may take a bit longer. Call us to find out more.

Can I start an aviation business in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch or EU citizen?

Yes. The Dutch government allows foreigners to start a Dutch company or bring their existing business from abroad. However, certain legal conditions apply.

Are you excited about starting an aviation business in the Netherlands, but you are unsure whether the market is the right one? 

Or if you are considering other EU countries like Portugal or Denmark, feel free to schedule a free consultation with one of our Dutch business development agents to discuss why the aviation sector in the Netherlands is the perfect place to start a Dutch company.

We can help you determine your business proposition, as well as the services you aim to provide and give input and expert guidance on how to present this to the Dutch market.


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