To enter a New UK manufactured aircraft (non homebuilt) onto the UK Register of Civil Aircraft the owner or charterer should complete a CA1 Application form and return it to the Aircraft Registration section. The fees for registration are included on the CA1 form and are also detailed at Forms and Fees.
The CA1 Application form can be completed online, however, as the form needs to be signed by the applicant it cannot be submitted online and must therefore be printed. Once printed and signed the form can be scanned and emailed or faxed to the Aircraft Registration Section. As long as either credit or debit card details are included on the form there is no need to send a hard copy version of the form as well.
Evidence of insurance, or a declaration that the aircraft will not fly until evidence of insurance has been supplied to the CAA, must also be supplied with your application to register. Details of the requirements are included on the CA1 Application form. For further information please see Mandatory Insurance Requirements.
We also require written confirmation from the manufacturers once ownership has been transferred to the customer. Upon receipt of an application form we will send the prospective owner and the aircraft manufacturer forms to complete and return to this office to notify us once transfer has occurred. If the aircraft needs to be registered prior to transfer of ownership to the initial customer then the aircraft may need to be registered to the manufacturer themselves.
For information on the choice and availability of UK registration marks please see Availability and Reservation of UK Registration Marks. For guidance on the display of registration marks please see Display of Nationality and Registration Marks.
Once an aircraft is entered on the UK Register it must display its UK registration markings, for details of the requirements please see Display of Nationality and Registration Marks.
Once all the required information is received the aircraft will be registered in accordance with our Service Standards. If you have a requirement to register the aircraft urgently a Same Day service is available upon payment of an additional fee. For further information see the Service Standards.
Please note that the registration process is separate from the requirements to gain a Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly. For information on Certificates of Airworthiness or Permits to Fly please contact the Applications and Approvals Department of the CAA on telephone (01293) 768374 or fax (01293) 573860. New owners are reminded that once they become the owner of a UK Registered aircraft that they are responsible for ensuring that the aircraft is fully maintained and operated in line with the requirements of the Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly.
Please note that you may require a radio licence to be issued in respect of this aircraft, please contact Radio Licencing for further details.