To re-enter aircraft onto the UK Register of Civil Aircraft that has never been registered elsewhere the owner or charterer should complete a CA1 Application form and return to the Aircraft Registration section. The fees for registration are included on this 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.
We may also require confirmation of non-registration from any country where the aircraft may have resided since leaving the UK Register. This should be provided by the applicant either before or at the time UK registration is required.
Additional information relating to the ownership of the aircraft may be required at the time of registration but initially the CA1 application form is all that is required.
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.
As the aircraft has previously been entered on the UK Register it can be restored to any of its previous UK registration marks. For further information on the choice and availability of UK Registration marks see Availability and reservation of UK 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 information required is in place the aircraft will be registered in accordance with our Service Standards. If you have a requirement to register your aircraft urgently a Same Day service is available, see Service Standards for further details.
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.