International Registry of Mobile Assets, an outgrowth of the Cape Town Convention and Protocol, said it registered 18,000 objects (airframes, engines and helicopters) in its first year of existence through Feb. 28. Some 39,600 interests were registered against those objects. The Registry, which is "an essential part of the Cape Town architecture," is expected to grow as more countries ratify the Convention. To date, 16 nations have signed the treaty, which is intended to provide creditors ...

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