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Step By Step Guide Through the FAA Airplane Registration Process

The Federal Aviation Administration has very specific guidelines on how to register aircraft, which can often get confusing and intimidating. Let’s take a closer look at the process of FAA airplane registration.

FAA Airplane Registration

Upon getting an aircraft here in the United States, it will be very important for you to get your registration for it in place. This will be the official documentation that serves as both your proof of ownership over the aircraft and the administrative proof that you are meeting the corresponding guidelines for operation. Because of this, you will need to take care of the registration as soon as possible, for you will not be able to fly without it. You will receive a certificate of registration, which will need to be kept on board at all times while flying, so be sure to take care of it. Should anything happen to it, you will need to request a replacement.

What Will You Need For Registration?

The process of filing out the form for initial aircraft registration is fairly simple. In fact, you don’t really need a lot of information that is difficult to access. You will mostly just need to provide manufacturing information about the aircraft, such as the serial number, the model, the manufacturer, and similar data that will help create a picture of the aircraft. Of course, the registration needs to be tied to the owner, so there will also be need for information about you (or the owner, in case that you’re acting on their behalf). This is fairly straightforward identifying information, such as contact and other administrative data that will be necessary to tie the registration to the corresponding owner.

Submitting the Form to the FAA

Once you’ve filled out the form accordingly, it will only be a matter of submitting to the FAA before receiving your certificate in the mail. But, how do you even submit the form to them? Directly? Well, you can do so directly, but this can yield certain issues. For example, if there was a mistake in filling out the form or in some of the information provided, then you might end up experiencing delays and returns that can prove to be inconvenient. On the other hand, if you submit it through our platform here at the National Aviation Center our checkers will make sure that the information is correct before passing it along to the FAA, expediting the process. You can fill out and submit the form through our website.

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Aircraft Documentation

When it comes to filing any sort of aircraft registration form, you will have two options. You can file the form directly with the Federal Aviation Administration, but this is likely to take a long time, especially given the way in which you need to submit the forms, and that’s not to mention that you might have your forms returned for small mistakes. On the other hand, you can find and submit all the forms through our platform here at the National Aviation Center. For more information about how to submit registration forms, you can give us a call at 1-800-357-0893 or email us at info@nationalaviationcenter.us.