N Register – Aircraft Registration/Deregistration

N Register – Aircraft Registration/Deregistration

The Benefits of “N” Registration

N Register – Our clients have many reasons for wanting to “N” Register their Aircraft. United States “N” Registration provides clients with the safety and security of knowing that their Aircraft is fully protected by the laws of the United States. An aircraft registered with the FAA is protected against political instability of foreign regimes. The fees for aircraft FAA Registration are extremely reasonable, with very few bureaucratic and logistical problems. In addition, aircraft registered in the US on the FAA Registry retain a higher value than aircraft registered in many other jurisdictions.

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Importing Foreign-Registered Aircraft: N-Registration Process

In some instances, our clients have purchased a foreign-registered aircraft, and need to import the aircraft into the United States for N-Registration. Included as part of our services in establishing an Aircraft Trust, we also assist our clients with the importation process. In order to import an aircraft the client must obtain an original, signed, export airworthiness approval from the de-registering country. In addition, the US and the de-registering country must have agreement in place (usually by treaty) that covers the acceptance of the export airworthiness certificate from the exporting country. This export airworthiness certificate will need to be officially translated into English for the FAA. Clients will additionally need to reserve the N-number which they intend to use by paying a small fee to the FAA, or one can be provided to the client by Aircraft Legal.

Next, the importing client will need to contract with a FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), who will oversee the de-registration, airworthiness, and registration process. Once the relevant documents are properly received by Aircraft Legal, our office will assist the client in filing the Bill of Sale, the original, translated, De-registration from the foreign country, along with the Aircraft Registration Application, and the Declaration of International Operations. At that time, the FAA will issue a temporary international Certificate of Registration, commonly referred to as a “flight wire” or “flight time wire”. Our office will then provide the flight time wire to the DAR, who thereafter issues the United States Certificate of Airworthiness.

On some infrequent occasions, if the aircraft has been de-registered from a foreign country’s registry for too long, it becomes necessary to submit a “Whereabouts Statement” to the FAA. This “Whereabouts Statement” is a sworn declaration confirming the exact physical location for the aircraft at issue since the date of de-registration.

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