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Register Your Aircraft- Again!

by John M. White |  | 2 comments

In an effort to create a more accurate database of registered aircraft the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a final rule this week which changes the way in which aircraft are registered. Under current regulations aircraft are required to be registered only once, and if the aircraft is sold, scrapped or destroyed the owners are required to notify the FAA. By December 31st, 2013 all U.S. civil aircraft need to be re-registered with the FAA according to a set schedule (see below) to ensure that aircraft owners provide the FAA with up to date information at least once every 3 years. Register Your Aircraft - Again! All Things Aviation This data will allow the FAA to cancel the N-numbers for aircraft that are not re-registered or whose registrations are not renewed. In addition, this updated data will provide the FAA with better information regarding the state of the aviation industry. There will, of course, be a fee associated with each initial and renewal registration - a modest $ 5.00. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) suggested that there should not be any fee associated with this change, nor should N-numbers be canceled for lack of registration. Here is the schedule for re-registering your aircraft with the FAA:
Certificate Issued (Any year): Certificate Expires: Re-registration required on
March March 31, 2011 Nov. 1, 2010–Jan. 31, 2011
April June 30, 2011 Feb. 1–April 30, 2011
May Sept. 30, 2011 May 1– July 31, 2011
June Dec. 31, 2011 Aug. 1– Oct. 31, 2011
July March 31, 2012 Nov. 1, 2011–Jan. 31, 2012
August June 30, 2012 Feb. 1– April 30, 2012
September Spet. 30, 2012 May 1– July 31, 2012
October Dec. 31, 2012 Aug. 1– Oct. 31, 2012
November March 31, 2013 Nov. 1, 2012–Jan. 31, 2013
December June 30, 2013 Feb. 1– April 30, 2013
January Sept. 30, 2013 May 1– July 31, 2013
February Dec. 31, 2013 Aug. 1– Oct. 31, 2013
So, whip out your paperwork and your checkbook - Uncle Sam is calling! Of course, the question that comes to my mind is when will they require us to re-register our pilot certificates, and what will that cost? Ah, its still true - its still true - "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help!" - right! Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 Every time I fly and am forced to remove my shoes, I'm grateful Richard Reid is not known as the Underwear Bomber. — Douglas Manuel, aerospace executive ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!

Comments (2)

  • admin on June 24, 2019

    That is correct, you will have to re-register your aircraft every 3 years with the FAA.

    What I worry about is that the next thing will be for us to have to re-register our pilot certificates every 3 years as well!

    JetAviator7 {John}

  • AviaX on June 24, 2019

    Did I get it right – you’ll need to re-register every 3 years?

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