• A Priority Notice can be lodged with the CAA as a notice of an intention to enter a mortgage on the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages.

    Priority of competing Priority Notices is established by the date and time of entry of Priority Notices or Mortgage Entries on the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages rather than the creation dates of the mortgages themselves.

    Once printed and signed all documentation can be submitted as a scanned document via email to aircraft.reg@caa.co.uk. If all the relevant information has been submitted as scanned documents there is no requirement to send in hard copy originals.

    As the order of priority of entries in the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages is determined by the date and time of receipt by the CAA applications can also be made in person between 10:00 - 16:00 at the Aircraft Registration Section.

    Once a priority notice is entered in the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages, Aircraft Registration will inform all parties concerned with the proposed mortgage by email or letter in accordance with our Service Standards.

    How to enter a Priority Notice on the UK register of aircraft

    Complete form CA1330

    To enter a Priority Notice please complete form CA1330 Entry of Priority Notice.

    Please note: as form CA1330 needs to be signed it cannot be directly submitted online. It must be printed and signed, but may subsequently be scanned and emailed to the CAA or returned by fax.

    Pay the specified fee using form CA2

    You will need to send debit/credit card payment details using form CA2. If we do not receive the fee with the application then we will be unable to process it. The current fees are available at Forms and Fees.

    Please note: as form CA02 needs to be signed it cannot be directly submitted online. It must be printed and signed, but may subsequently be scanned and emailed to the CAA or returned by fax.

    Duration and expiry

    The Priority Notice is valid for 14 working days (the day of entry being recorded as the first day), the expiry date being 16:00hrs of the fourteenth working day. The priority notice then expires at the end of the 14 day period unless it is followed up with a further Priority Notice, or the entry of aircraft mortgage. A priority notice can be entered over any aircraft, even if the aircraft concerned is not currently entered on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft.