When you first register the aircraft that you own, making any changes to your registration may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, you never know what life is going to bring to you, and circumstances change for all of us at one point or another. There may be things that arise in your life that can affect your aircraft ownership, and when these situations do take place you need to know what steps you must take in regards to your airplane. Changing aircraft registration may become something that you must do, and knowing what circumstances require this and how to proceed may be vital.
A New Address and Registration
One reason you may have to amend your registration is that you have decided to move to a new place. We certainly live in a more shifting world than we did thirty or forty years ago, and people that spend a lifetime in one home now seem like the exception rather than the rule. If you have decided to move or need to relocate for your job but you are keeping your aircraft, you will need to make changes to your registration to reflect your new address. Even if your plane is owned by your company and the company moves, you must make sure you note this on your registration records.
Selling Your Aircraft
If you have decided to sell your aircraft and buy a new one, or it is just time for you to sell, changing aircraft registration is something you need to take care of. You need to notify the FAA that you are no longer the owner of the plane so that the registration and registered number of the aircraft can now reflect whoever the new owner of the plane may be. You will need to fill out the appropriate form that shows a transfer or exchange of ownership so that the new owner becomes part of the federal records.
Where to Go for Changes
If you are wondering where you need to go for changing aircraft registration, you can come right to us here at the National Aviation Center. As a private agency that handles FAA registration processing, we have the forms you need to fill out for all your registration needs. Our website is set up so whatever form you may need for changing an address or for transfer of ownership are easy for you to find and access. Our site uses the latest encryption and security technology, so you know your data is safe with us, and since you file electronically, you can transmit your forms to us right away instead of relying on the mail system and hoping your information reaches the right FAA office. Our system makes performing changes as simple as possible so that you have less to worry about and can get changes done correctly.