airworthiness certificate

Airworthiness Certificate Explained in Detail

As an aircraft owner and operator, you are no doubt familiar with the term ‘airworthiness’. It’s a relatively straightforward word, referring to whether or not an aircraft is capable of safe flight. The word is also used in reference to component parts of an aircraft, and if they’re functioning as intended. The process of measuring…

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What is an Aircraft Claim of Lien? A 2022 Update

When buying used goods, contemporary consumers are always urged to err on the side of caution. Thrift stores may sometimes carry defective goods, and online marketplaces are full of scam deals by people trying to part with broken appliances and other damaged items. Unfortunately, you don’t always have the option of looking into an item’s…

aircraft security agreement

What is an Aircraft Security Agreement?

An aircraft security agreement is the typical form of a security document over an aircraft. It must be signed (or authenticated) by the parties to the agreement, contain a description of the collateral, and make clear that a security interest is intended. The aircraft security agreement seeks to create an interest in the airframe or…

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Does the N-Number Mean Your Aircraft is Registered?

The license plate numbers on an automobile are a series of numbers or numbers and letters that are unique to that vehicle. They help with identification and show where the vehicle was licensed. Aircrafts have a similar form of identification, called tail numbers. Each aircraft’s tail number includes a callsign prefix to indicate the country…

Airplane registration

How Long is an Airplane Registration Good For?

To keep track of every single piece of registered aircraft in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration requires updating documentation. Airplane registration is no exception to this rule, and proper compliance with the federal authorities will prove you are a responsible owner. It will also keep you out of trouble and avoid expensive fines. In…

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How Does the Aircraft Registration Renewal Work?

All aircraft registration has its expiration date. The Re-Registration and Renewal of Aircraft Registration final rule of 2010 established that aircraft registration renewal must be processed every 3 years for every single aircraft registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. Complying promptly will avoid your aircraft falling off registration so as to fly legally. The validity…