What happens to the information you provide to the Federal Aviation Administration? Well, it gets stored in a comprehensive and ever-growing file specific to an aircraft’s unique N-number. This way, the information transcends different owners and provides a full account of an aircraft’s history. That is what the FAA plane records are for.
FAA Plane Records
The records aren’t just there for the Federal Aviation Administration to keep track of all aircraft flying across the national airspace, although that is certainly part of it. Part of why they maintain the database is for people to consult it in case they need related information. Maybe you misplaced an old document or need to cross-check mortgage information. In cases such as these, you can easily access the information stored in the database. There are two ways for you to do so, so allow us to introduce them for your convenience.
Consulting the Database
So, the first method by which you can consult the FAA’s plane records is by using the lookup tools available on their website. This will come in useful when you need quick, easily accessible basic information about the aircraft in question. Do you need to confirm ownership over an aircraft or to know under which address it is registered? This is going to be the way for you to do so. All you have to do in order to consult the database this way will be to provide the N-number to their online lookup tool and you will be shown quick data in a matter of seconds. Now, if you need more thorough information, you will have to request an abstract.
As previously stated, the lookup will only give you some quick facts about any given aircraft. If you want to consult the database to access the aircraft’s documentation history, then you need to request an abstract of the title. These abstracts include a lot of information about the aircraft in question, for they will compile all readily available data that has previously been filed under the particular N-number with the Federal Aviation Administration. 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. To request your abstract, all you need to do is submit the corresponding form, which you’ll find readily available here on our website.
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Submitting forms to government agencies is always more complicated than it should be. Between extensive requirements and complicated forms, it’s surprising anyone ever gets any form processed promptly at all. Because of this, it’s important to find easy and convenient ways to fill out and submit forms that don’t involve dealing directly with the government. That is why we at the National Aviation Center make it easier for you to find and submit all your forms, including those to request abstracts. Should you need any help, 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.