Why do you have to register your aircraft? Well, obviously for the Federal Aviation Administration to keep track of this aircraft that’s flying around the national airspace and whoever owns it. However, you also do it so that there is a record of past and present claims of ownership over the aircraft in question, making sure that its financial standing is well documented. All this information is recorded in the aircraft registration database for your convenience. Do you have questions about how to register your aircraft here or how to access information in it? Allow us to guide you through the process.
Join the Aircraft Registration Database
In order to join the aircraft registration database. You will have to register your aircraft upon acquiring it. If you are purchasing it first hand from the manufacturer or a retailer, you will have to apply for an initial registration. This will be the form for those registering their aircraft for the first time. If there was a previous owner, however, there needs to be a transfer of registration rather than a first-time one. This will require a different form altogether, so make sure that you are aware of what kind of registration you need to get before submitting a specific form. This will make sure the whole process goes smoothly and your documents are in order.
Consult the Database
Now, if you need to make sure, for example, that the vessel you are acquiring meets your requirements and doesn’t have any potential mortgages or claims attached to it, you can consult the aircraft registration database. The best way to do so is having the owner request an abstract of title for you. This abstract will provide you with all the records associated with the aircraft in question, which can allow you to confirm the registration details, consult the standing of previous owners, and carry out the purchase correctly. In order to request an abstract, all you need to do is submit the corresponding form, which you can find near the lower end of our sidebar. There is nothing more reliable than the information provided by the database.
Make Sure Your Registration is Always in Order
In order to be in good standing with the Federal Aviation Administration and their aircraft registration database, it’s good to be on top of your registration. This means more than just getting it upon acquiring your aircraft; it means keeping it updated through any changes that may occur, renewing it before it expires, and re-registering it if it already expired. If all this sounds complicated, don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be. Our team here at the National Aviation Center is ready to help you through any registration needs you might have and beyond. All the forms here mentioned, and more, are all ready for you to fill up on our home page, but if you need some additional help with any of them, don’t worry. 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.