Aircraft Registration Rules Change

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21 | Under: News/Events

Aircraft Registration Rules Change with Re-registration Program Beginning this Fall

The FAA yesterday issued its final ruling mandating the re-registration of all U.S. civil aircraft.

In an effort to clear clutter from the aircraft registry and provide more up-to-date information to law enforcement and other agencies, the FAA will require owners to begin re-registering their aircraft in a rolling program that will begin November 1 and end in December 2013. The first three-month window will involve only aircraft whose certificates were issued in March of any year. The registration process will then move on to certificates issued in April and so on for the next three years.  Currently, there is a one-time aircraft registration with a $5 fee; the new rule would require that aircraft be re-registered every three years.  While owners with no changes to their registration will be able to re-register their aircraft online, those with changes will be required to submit their applications through the mail.

Ultra Aviation is advising owners to submit their applications as early as possible in their appropriate window to allow the agency time to process and mail the new registrations.

The FAA, which maintains information on 357,000 aircraft in its registry, said that nearly one third are no longer eligible for registration because of incorrect addresses or other registration errors, aircraft inactivity or disposal and/or revoked certificates. This new ruling could result in the cancellation of registration of more than 100,000 aircraft over the next three years.  For up to date information, the new ruling can be found at the FAA’s Website: FAA Final Ruling

Below is a proposed schedule depicting the re-registration deadlines:
If the Certificate
was issued in:
The certificate
expires on:
The owner must apply for re-registration between these dates
- to allow delivery of the new certificate before expiration
March of any year March 31, 2011 Nov 1, 2010 and Jan 31, 2011
April of any year  June 30, 2011 Feb 1, 2011 and April 30, 2011
May of any year  Sept 30, 2011 May 1, 2011 and July 31, 2011
June of any year Dec 31, 2011 Aug 1, 2011 and Oct 31, 2011
July of any year March 31, 2012 Nov 1, 2011 and Jan 31, 2012
Aug of any year June 30, 2012 Feb 1, 2012 and April 30, 2012
Sept of any year  Sept 30, 2012 May 1, 2012 and July 31, 2012
Oct of any year  Dec 31, 2012 Aug 1, 2012 and Oct 31, 2012
Nov of any year  March 31, 2013 Nov 1, 2012 and Jan 31, 2013
Dec of any year  June 30, 2013 Feb 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013
Jan of any year  Sept 30, 2013 May 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013
Feb of any year  Dec 31, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 and Oct 31, 2013

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