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Three Situations in Which You Might Need an Official FAA Aircraft Abstract

If you’ve ever needed to get official information in regards to an aircraft, the best way to do so will be to submit a request for an aircraft abstract from the Federal Aviation Administration. This process, which you can easily carry out via our platform, will yield an official document with all the relevant information pertaining to a particular airplane. Here’s some of what you can do with this abstract.

Cross-Check Information About the Aircraft

When you are looking into purchasing a used aircraft, it’s always a good idea to request information about the plane to make sure that it’s in good enough condition for you to purchase. Of course, part of this means that you will run third-party evaluations on the aircraft and test it out, but you also want more administrative information about it. This way, you can make sure that there are no potential claims over the aircraft, that it’s been in use for as long as you’re being told, and that you won’t be saddled with unexpected payments once you own the plane. All this information can be cross-checked by requesting a certified plane abstract from the seller.

Consult Past Claims and Ownerships

Another potential use of the aircraft abstract will come into play when you as the current owner need to consult past information about the plane. For example, you might need to provide information about past claims and mortgages or to confirm that it is indeed free of claims or liens. This can all be done by submitting an abstract from the Federal Aviation Administration, which will come with all relevant information about the aircraft that has been registered with the FAA at some point or another. This is an easy way to gain access to everything that you need to know about an aircraft and with the official backing of the FAA.

Provide Official Information Backing

Speaking of official backing, there are going to be times in which you need to provide information about the aircraft to third parties. In such cases, some certification of the information might be required, which is why you can request abstracts from the FAA and have these be certified to prove their accurate and official nature. All you need to do is request certified certificates at the time of filling out the request for an abstract. The abstract that you receive, and all the information it contains, will then be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. This will make sure that you are able to use the abstract in official situations without any question on its validity. 

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Request Your Aircraft Abstract

Submitting any form of official documentation will always call for good attention to detail and care, which is why we’ve made it easier for you to file documents with the Federal Aviation Administration. Here at the National Aviation Center, you will be able to find all the forms you need, including the one for a plane abstract, for you to fill out and submit to the FAA. If you need help at some point, you can always give us a call at 1-800-357-0893 or email us at