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How to Get an Aircraft Abstract of Title

The documentation that you provide the Federal Aviation Administration isn’t just for them to keep track of it. It’s also for you to have access to it whenever needed. That’s what an aircraft abstract is for. Let’s take a closer look at what this document even is.

What is an Aircraft Abstract of Title?

An abstract of title, as its name might imply, is a compilation of relevant information related to a specific aircraft. Basically, all documents submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration are collected by the Civil Aviation agency, Every aircraft, independently from whether or not it has changed owners at some point, has a unique identifying number. This is officially called an N-number, but it is casually referred to as a tail number given its placement on the actual aircraft. An aircraft abstract can come in quite useful when it comes to cross-checking information about the airplane, as well as consulting its financial standing. These can also help prospective buyers confirm information about the aircraft they’re buying.

Information on Aircraft Abstract of Title

As previously mentioned, abstracts include a lot of information about the aircraft, for they compile all of the related documents that have been submitted for this particular N-number. This includes documents from all previous owners, of course, including a record of the different changes in ownership that have occurred. This will also involve documents such as different claims of lien, mortgage fulfilments, and loan information. If you are a prospective buyer, for example, and you want to make sure that the airplane doesn’t have any potential loans or claims attached to it, you can request an abstract of title that will confirm the airplane’s financial standing. If you are an owner, you can crosscheck your own information or provide proof of ownership or mortgage fulfilment with an aircraft abstract.

How Can You Get the Abstract?

So, if your aircraft is registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, then receiving an aircraft abstract of title is actually fairly easy. All you need to do is request it using the abstract of title form that you will find on our website. Once you’ve filled out the form and sent it our way, we can check it to make sure all the information is correct before passing it on to the FAA so that you don’t have to deal with returns or mistakes. Once they’ve taken a look and processed the form, you will receive the document that will contain all history regarding the aircraft, including its chain of ownership, the liens placed against the aircraft, any satisfactions of mortgages, and more.

National Aviation Center

Managing your plane registration, be it because you’re consulting it, updating it, deleting it, or getting it for the first time, can often 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 you get your aircraft abstract and all other related 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.