It’s difficult to understate just how important it is to maintain your airplane registration active and valid throughout your ownership. After all, you can only fly your aircraft if your registration is currently in order with the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations. It would be great if you only had to register your airplane once and then not have to worry about it until you decide to get rid of the aircraft. However, that is not the case, and your registration will expire after a few years, depending on how long you first registered the airplane for. If the expiration date is sneaking up on you, then you will have to go through either the airplane registration or the airplane reregistration process.
Renewing Your Registration
Your aircraft registration will have an expiration date that will be determined by just how long you got the documentation for in the first place. If you have doubts about the expiration date or don’t remember when that is, you can always check the expiration date on the certificate. If the date is coming up, then you’ll probably want to apply for renewal in order to maintain the validity of your registration going beyond the expiration date. Remember that you can only do this before the expiration date arrives, so be sure to apply for it with at least a month in advance so that you don’t have to deal with your registration expiring. If you forget to apply for renewal before it expires, you will have to go through airplane reregistration.
So, what happens when your registration expires? Well, it’s sort of put on hold until you reactivate it. The registration is still there on the Federal Aviation Administration’s database, but it’s not really active. Since it actually expired at one point, it will be necessary to re-register the aircraft in order to make use of the registration once again. The overall process for airplane reregistration will be fairly simple. In fact, it will be very similar to the renewal process, save for the fact that it will involve a slightly more expensive fee and thorough application form. If you’re wondering how to apply for this reregistration, don’t worry. You will find the corresponding form here on our platform, which you can also submit through our website to the Federal Aviation Administration.
National Aviation Administration
Now, while this kind of process is fairly simple and straightforward, it’s understandable that applications like these can get somewhat complicated. While filing forms with the Federal Aviation Administration might seem complicated or annoying, you don’t have to worry too much, for we can actually take care of most of it. You can find most of the relevant forms here at the National Aviation Center, and submit them through our platform. We’ll make sure everything is in order before passing them along to the FAA. Should you need some additional help with your airplane reregistration form, don’t hesitate to use our website chat, fill out our contact form, or give us a call at 1-800-357-0893 and we’ll answer your questions in no time.