plane reinstatement

The Process for Plane Reinstatement Explained

If you have gone any length of time without renewing your aircraft registration, be it one day or several years, you will have to go through a reinstatement process in order to restore its validity. That’s right, the renewal process will only work if your registration has not expired yet, so this will not be an option if you are looking to get your registration back up again. Don’t worry the two processes aren’t that much different from each other. They will both involve filling out a form and submitting it to the Federal Aviation Administration along with a fee. Sure, the plane reinstatement fee is slightly higher, which is why you should always make sure you renew it on time, but it’s not more expensive than your initial registration was so you’re good.

Easily Navigate the Plane Reinstatement Process

Whenever aircraft owners let their registration expire, they can often be confused in regards to the process that follows. Many people initiate, for example, a renewal process upon learning that their registration has expired or deciding that they once again need a valid registration. However, the renewal process is only meant to be for those whose registration hasn’t expired just yet. If the expiration date of your registration is coming up, go ahead and renew your registration while you can. However, even if your registration only expired a day ago, this will no longer be the way to go. Let’s go over what the plane reinstatement process will be like. 

Reinstate Your Registration

So, your registration expired, what are you supposed to do now? As we’ve mentioned, you will need to go through the process of reinstating your plane, which is basically re-registering your aircraft. Think of it this way. Once your registration expires, it’s frozen, and this is the process by which you thaw it. It’s still there, it’s just not valid yet. The re-registration form is readily available on our website for you to fill out. All you need to provide is your contact data, information about the aircraft, and the reasons behind you seeking the reinstatement. Once you’ve filled out the form, you simply need to pay the fee and submit the form.

What’s Next?

Once you have submitted the form through our secure platform, it will only be a matter of weeks before the Federal Aviation Administration processes your request and reinstates your registration. This process usually doesn’t take that long, so don’t word if you are in a big hurry. The process could be delayed by mistakes while filling out the forms, but that’s not something that you should be concerned with when we are handling your forms. We can make sure that your application is free of mistakes by the time it’s in the hands of the FAA.

National Aviation Center

When it comes to submitting an application regarding your forms for plane reinstatement, or just about any form related to your aircraft application, we are here to help. Here at the National Aviation Center, our team can help you submit every form related to your aircraft registration. Any questions? Give us a call at 1-800-357-0893 or email us at