FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

I have just purchased a UK registered aircraft, what do I need to do with the CAA?

You must apply to register the aircraft within 28 days of becoming the owner. For further information on how to apply see Changes of Ownership.


Registration of Aircraft

  1. How can I find out which UK registration marks are available for use on an aircraft?
  2. If an aircraft has been de-registered can I apply for that registration for my aircraft?
  3. Do you have a list of all the available UK registration marks?
  4. How do I apply to register an aircraft?
  5. I have just purchased a UK registered aircraft, what do I need to do with the CAA?
  6. I have just purchased a share in a group owned aircraft, do I need to notify the CAA?
  7. What legislation should I refer to for registration of UK aircraft?
  8. Are there any regulations about the way registration markings are displayed on aircraft?
  9. How can I find out the registered owner of an aircraft?
  10. How can I check if an aircraft has any outstanding debts before I buy it?
  11. What other details are held on the UK Register?
  12. I have sold my aircraft, do I need to notify the CAA?
  13. Can I reserve a UK Registration mark for future use?
  14. What is the difference between an "in-sequence" and an "out-of-sequence" or personalised registration mark?
  15. I am the registered owner of an aircraft and have changed address, do I need to inform the CAA?
  16. I have lost my Certificate of Registration, how can I obtain a replacement?
  17. I see that UK registered aircraft sometimes wear military instead of civilian colours and markings, can I do the same with my aircraft?
  18. Can I send my correspondence by email or fax to you?
  19. I have a requirement for an aircraft to be registered outside of the above stated hours, is this possible?
  20. What are the opening hours of Aircraft Registration to the public?
  21. How long will it take for my registration transaction to be completed?
  22. What is required to be transcribed on the fire proof metal plate of my aircraft?
  23. How do I obtain a radio telephony callsign?
  24. What nationalities are eligible for entry on the UK Register as owners?
  25. How do I work out what the minimum insurance requirements are for my aircraft?
  26. What is an SDR?
  27. The amount of cover required fluctuates in line with currency changes between Pounds Sterling (GBP) and the Special Drawing Right (SDR), how do I know if I have enough cover when fluctuations occur?
  28. Will the CAA issue a certificate to confirm that an aircraft is insured in accordance with the Regulation?
  29. My aircraft is not currently flying, does it have to be insured?
  30. If I declare to my insurer a lower maximum number of passengers carried, do I need to physically remove seats?
  31. If I declare to my insurer a lower maximum number of passengers carried, is it mandatory to advise the CAA?
  32. The maximum number of passengers carried figure displayed on the estimate on G-INFO is not correct, how do I get it changed?
  33. What is the definition of a “passenger”?
  34. Is a person under instruction considered a passenger or a member of the crew?
  35. Has the UK opted for the lower passenger limits for aircraft under 2700 kg and engaged in non-commercial operations?
  36. Is a combined single limit acceptable as a means of meeting the minimum insurance requirements?
  37. What about the reference to cover for war risk and terrorism, should this be explicitly stated on my Certificate of Insurance?
  38. The legislation suggests that aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of less than 500kg are excluded from the requirements, is this correct?
  39. Does the regulation apply to non UK Registered aircraft?
  40. How do I demonstrate compliance with the Insurance Regulations?
  41. DVLA have direct access to motor insurance information supplied directly by the insurance companies, why cannot the CAA do the same?
  42. Will there be an annual insurance documentation check?
  43. The entry for an aircraft on G-INFO shows a Date of "No Flight" Declaration, what does this mean?
  44. I have previously made a "no flight" declaration to the CAA. Once I have subsequently forwarded evidence of insurance to the CAA do I need to wait for the CAA to confirm that my insurance is acceptable before the next flight?
  45. Whose responsibility is it to ensure that insurance cover, in accordance with the regulations, exists for each flight?
  46. Does the insurance policy have to be in the name of the registered owner?
  47. The maximum take-off mass of my aircraft is just above one of the category breaks in the legislation, can I reduce the certified mtom to bring it into the lower category?
  48. There are lower limits in some cases if the aircraft is used for “non-commercial purposes”, is there a definition of “commercial purposes”?
  49. My aircraft is operated by an Operating Licence Holder, do I still need to advise the Aircraft Registration Section of the insurance details even though these have already been supplied to the Airline Licensing Section?