WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to create a more accurate aircraft registration database, the FAA is requiring re-registration of all civil aircraft over the next three years and renewal every three years after that. The FAA will cancel the N-numbers of aircraft that are not re-registered or renewed.
The rule establishes specific expiration dates over a three-year period for all aircraft registered before Oct. 1, 2010, and requires re-registration of those aircraft according to a specific schedule, according to FAA officials. All aircraft registration certificates issued on or after Oct. 1, 2010, will be good for three years with the expiration date clearly shown.
“These improvements will give us more up-to-date registration data and better information about the state of the aviation industry,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, noting current regulations require owners to report the sale of an aircraft, the scrapping or destruction of an aircraft, or a change in mailing address, but many owners have not complied with those requirements.
The final rule, which includes a schedule for re-registration, can be found at: edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-17572.htm