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Dealing with an Expired Aircraft Registration? Here’s What You Need to Do

As an aircraft owner, you’ll probably want to avoid an expired aircraft registration as much as you can, which is why here you’ll find a guide on how to renew or reinstate your registration.

How to Avoid an Expired Aircraft Registration

That would  be getting your registration in the first place, everyone knows that. However, what a lot of people forget is that they need to remember to make sure it remains valid throughout your ownership. This means that you need to pay particular attention to the expiration date on your registration. Let’s take a closer look at what this process will look like so that you don’t have to worry about ending up with an expired aircraft registration certificate.

When Should You Renew Your Registration?

It’s good to keep in mind the expiration date of your registration, but it is just as important to not get ahead of yourself. If you submit for renewal too far ahead of the expiration date, you might end up with a rejection in your hands, so it’s always better to time it properly. What do we mean by that? Well, it’s best if you wait until you are within at least three months of the expiration date, but ideally before the date is a month away. This will give you plenty of time to get your renewal processed without having to get too ahead of yourself. The renewal form, mostly involving key identifying information about the aircraft, as well as payment for the renewal fee.

What to do if Your Registration Expires?

Don’t worry, if you end up with an expired aircraft registration, it won’t be gone for good. However, the process to get it back up will be slightly different. It doesn’t matter whether it expired a day or a month ago, you will have to go through the reinstatement process. This is fairly similar to the renewal process save for the fact that it’s slightly more expensive in terms of the application fee. Other than that, however, you will find that it will be essentially the same process with a different name. You will also have to fill out identifying information about the aircraft, as well as some basic information about the owner. Having filled out this re-registration form, which you will find here on our platform, it’ll only be a matter of time before your registration is back up and you’re able to fly again with no issue whatsoever.

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File For Renewal or Reinstatement

Aircraft documentation, due to all the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration, can be confusing to navigate for a lot of people. However, it doesn’t have to be that challenging when you have the help of the National Aviation Center. Our platform is set up for you to not only find all the forms you might need, but also fill them out and submit them directly to the FAA. On top of that, you can also count on our team to help you through your application process. If you have any doubts or questions, you can reach out to us by way of our contact page. The National Aviation Center is here to help you.