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Here’s How to Get Your FAA Aircraft Certificate of Registration Replacement

It’s always important to remember that your aircraft certificate needs to be at hand and in good condition to be valid. If it isn’t, you’ll need an aircraft certificate of registration replacement. Here’s how to get yours.

Getting an Aircraft Certificate of Registration Replacement

When you first registered your aircraft, you received a certificate of registration. This is vital to keep around when operating your aircraft. As you might be aware, you need to keep it on board the aircraft whenever you are operating it for it to be valid. This certificate has to be the official one that you received from the Federal Aviation Administration and not a photocopy or digitalized version. This is why it will be so important for you to properly take care of the certificate you receive going forward. You don’t want something to happen to the certificate, forcing you to ground your aircraft temporarily. 

Lost or Damaged Registration

Given the extreme importance of the physical aircraft registration certificate, you need to be very careful with it. Always make sure to keep it in the aircraft, yes, but always protected by a folder or a cover that properly protects it from potential damage from water and makes it harder to misplace. As previously mentioned, you always need an official physical copy at hand. If you don’t have that, then you can’t operate your aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration’s guidelines. So, should that be the case and you end up losing your certificate, all you need to do is request an official copy from the Federal Aviation Administration. Don’t worry, this is a very straightforward process.

Replace Your Aircraft Certificate of Registration

So, how do you request an aircraft certificate of registration from the Federal Aviation Administration? Is it the same as when you first had to get your initial aircraft registration? Not particularly, really. It’s going to be a much simpler process than that. What you need to do is submit the form for a replacement certificate request to the FAA. This form is readily available right here on our platform for you to both fill out and submit to the FAA. This will mostly just involve some straightforward information about the aircraft, such as its N number, and the owner’s contact information. Once you have submitted this form, you will soon receive the new certificate copy from the FAA and your aircraft will get to fly again.

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Submit Your Request For a Replacement

Here at the National Aviation Center, we know just how stressful paperwork can be, especially when you’re probably busy with more important stuff. All the forms you might need regarding your registration with the Federal Aviation Administration can be found here on our platform for you to fill out, submit, and process without issue. Whatever you need, you will find on our website, and should you need help at some point, you can always count on our team to help you out with whatever you need. Feel free to reach out to us with your doubts, questions, and concerns about the process. We are here to help you get that airplane up and running.