N-Registration of Aircraft
The N-Registration of non U.S citizen 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 in the United States unless the aircraft is (a) owned by a citizen of the US, including US “citizen corporations”; (b) owned a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the US; or, (c) owned 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. Essentially, any corporation which owns the Aircraft must be either a U.S. “citizen” corporation, or, if it is a foreign corporation, it has to qualify to do business in the US as well as use the aircraft primarily in the US.
In order to be considered a US citizen for FAA purposes, at least 2/3 of the Board of Directors and Officers must be citizens of the United