The number displayed on an aircraft, officially referred to as an N-number, is always going to identify it in the aircraft tail number registry, so you should be ready to interact with it if needed.
Aircraft Tail Number Registry
The Federal Aviation Administration keeps track of all the aircraft in the United States by way of their tail numbers, which are not only displayed on the aircraft, but also are the identifying number on any airplane’s registration. Here, you can find a comprehensive guide with everything you need to know about the aircraft tail number registry going forward.
Getting Your Tail Number
It’s actually quite easy to receive your airplane tail numbers, since all you have to do is register the aircraft accordingly. After all, once you register the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, the tail numbers will be created and assigned to it as part of the aircraft tail number registry. All you need to do is fill out the form for registration that you can find on the sidebar of our website and submit it through our platform. We’ll process your registration application and have your tail numbers ready as soon as possible.
Displaying the Tail Numbers
Once you receive your tail numbers, it will be time to display them, since that’s what they’re for. According to the Code of Federal Regulations, “Each operator of an aircraft must display on that aircraft marks consisting of the Roman capital letter “N” followed by the registration number of the aircraft.” On top of that, when the registration number is displayed on limited, restricted or light-sport category aircraft or experimental or provisionally certificated aircraft, the operator must also display on that aircraft near each entrance to the cabin, cockpit, or pilot station, in letters not less than 2 inches nor more than 6 inches high, the words “limited,” “restricted,” “light-sport,” “experimental,” or “provisional,” as applicable.
Consulting the Tail Number Database
All this information that’s registered with the Federal Aviation Administration has to go somewhere, right? And indeed it does, it goes to the aircraft tail number registry, a comprehensive database with all the relevant information that’s attached to any given registered aircraft. If needed, you can even consult this database by requesting an aircraft abstract of title, which you can do right here on our website. All you need to do is head over to the form on the sidebar, fill it out with the tail number you want to consult, and submit it. You will soon receive an abstract with all the information attached to the plane in question.
All the Federal Aviation Administration Forms
Filing aircraft documentation with the Federal Aviation Administration, like any kind of bureaucratic paperwork, can be kind of annoying to get through. Lucky for you, here at the National Aviation Center, we are always looking to make the experience a lot easier for you. Here on our platform, you will be able to find all the forms and applications that you might need as part of your documentation process. And, should you have any questions about any of the forms, you can always reach out to us with any questions through our contact page. You will soon be able to get all your registration documents in order without any trouble.