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Aircraft Re-Registration Hits A Snag

by John M. White |

The FAA revealed today that more than 45,000 aircraft are registered to folks with bad addresses. Aircraft owners are supposed to report any address changes within 30 days of an address change, but obviously a lot of people don't remember and just forget to change their addresses. What this means is that the FAA will send out re-registration request forms to these bad addresses and they will disappear into never-never land. Because of this the National Business Aircraft Association has urged all aircraft owners to make sure that their address in the aircraft registry is correct. You can check yours by going to the FAA website Aircraft Inquiry page and see if your address is correct. If not, you are urged to correct it as soon as possible. Failure to re-register your aircraft in a timely manner could result in your N-number being reassigned to another aircraft and cause a conflict with the FAA that should be avoided at all costs. The FAA Aircraft Registry is updated every workday, so if you find your address is incorrect, and change it online, it will appear correctly the next business day. The FAA will be using this data to more accurately estimate the use of the National Airspace System by aircraft in order to predict future needs, budgets and economic activity generated by these aircraft. It is very important for general aviation to make sure all active aircraft are properly registered with the FAA. If any update needs to be made, aircraft owners can do that directly with the FAA or through qualified aviation counsel for more complex registrations (e.g., owner trusts). Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 We are from the FAA and we are here to help you — and every thing you say will and can be used against you in a court of law. - cliche ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!

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