N-Registration of Aircraft
N-Registration of aircraft is provided for our international clients. For these clients, we create a Voting Trust or Aircraft Trust.
Criteria For N-Registration
A person may not “N” Register an Aircraft on the FAA Registry unless owned by a U.S citizen. This also includes US “citizen corporations,” or also owned by a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the US. N-Registration can also be obtained by a non-citizen corporation when the corporation is organized under the laws of the US. and the aircraft is based in, and primarily used in the US. See 49 U.S.C. 44102, 44103, and 14 CFR § 47.3 of the FAR. Therefore, any corporation which owns the Aircraft must be either a U.S. “citizen” or corporation. If it is a foreign corporation, it has to qualify to do business in the US. And also the use of the aircraft must be primarily in the US.
FAA Citizenship Requirements
To be considered a US citizen for FAA purposes, Two Thirds of the Board of Directors must be citizens. And Seventy Five Percent of the voting interests must controlled by citizens of the US.