If the aircraft in question was first used before 1st January 1985, and was present in the EU before 1st January 1993 then there is a simple way to deal with any VAT liability.
For aircraft that do not qualify under the key dates as above we are able to offer a VAT clearance service available at the declared value of the aircraft on the 15% VAT rate. The owner will be then in possession of the C88 VAT document which allows travel uninterrupted throughout Europe. There is a relocation flight and a fee attached, but both are modest for the peace of mind it brings. Contact us for more details.