Part of owning an aircraft will be making sure that it is always in order as far as administrative documentation goes. This doesn’t just mean getting your aviation registration in the first place, but also updating it whenever necessary. Let’s go over the different circumstances in which you might need to do so, including how to properly deal with them.
Your aviation registration should always have accurate and up to date information. This means that should something related to it change, even if it’s something as basic as your own home address, you will need to update it. Now, this isn’t hard. It’s actually pretty straightforward. There is a specific form for this called the change of address form, which you can find here on our website. You’ll only need to provide some information about yourself (or the owner, if you’re acting on their behalf) and the aircraft in question, including its current registration number, and to provide the new address. It’s that easy. You don’t want to miss out on any information that’s mailed to your old address, so always stay on top of that.
Deleting Registration if Needed
Another case in which you will need to make changes to your aviation registration will be to delete it. There are a fair amount of situations in which you might need to do this. For example, you might be moving to a different country and your aircraft is coming with you, or perhaps the aircraft is no longer good to operate and you have no need for the registration going forward. Independently of the circumstances, deleting the registration will end up being fairly easy. You will just have to submit the de-registration form, as well as the corresponding fee. This will make sure that your aircraft’s registration is deleted from the Federal Aviation Administration civil aviation registry and that it is no longer associated with you.
Now, if your registration was deleted and then you end up needing to register again, you will need to go through a process in particular. This will also come into play if you allowed your aviation registration to expire for some reason. In either of these circumstances, it is fair to assume your plane is grounded until you renew your registration. Notice that you can only renew your registration before it expires, so be sure to get that done ahead of time. Should it expire, you will have to go through the process of re-registering your aircraft, which is a slightly different process. The re-registration form is meant to restore registration that was left unattended without the need to start from scratch.
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Dealing with your aviation registration, be it because you’re updating it, re-registering it, deleting it, or literally anything else, can seem complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be if you have the proper guidance. That is what we at the National Aviation Center are here for: to help with all your aircraft registration needs. You can 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.