What's New from the Aircraft Registration Section
G-INFO now includes an indicator to show whether an individual aircraft is the subject of an aircraft mortgage. The information is provided primarily as an indication to prospective purchasers of aircraft as to whether it is the subject of an aircraft mortgage.
However, the following points must be taken into account when using the information:
• The information shown on G-INFO is NOT the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages.
• The information shown on G-INFO shows the position at the time the data was extracted from the CAA database which is usually carried out daily in the evening.
• The information shown is therefore NOT real time information. and any changes made subsequent to the extract date are not shown.
• If you wish to carry out a real time search of the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages in accordance with Article 11 of the Mortgaging of Aircraft Order 1972 please see Mortgage Search for further information. The UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages is open between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 on working days as defined in the CAA Official Record.
• The indemnity provision at Article 18 of the Mortgaging of Aircraft Order 1972 applies to searches of the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages in accordance with the bullet above. It does not apply where the information shown on G-INFO is relied upon.
• For further information in connection with the registration of aircraft mortgages please see Mortgage Information.
• Information displayed on G-INFO only relates to mortgages that have been filed with the Civil Aviation Authority. Information is not displayed in connection with liens or other interests as this information is not held by the Civil Aviation Authority. See also International Registry for further details.
Formerly foreign registered aircraft now de-registered as transferred to the UK.
The Cape Town Convention came into force in the UK on 1st November 2015. Details of how the Convention interacts with the UK Register of Civil Aircraft can be found at IDERA General Information.
Owners of aircraft flying in the UK on an EASA permit to fly may need an exemption from the Air Navigation Order 2009 if their aircraft is not on the national register of the state that issued the EASA permit.
Some states, such as Germany and France, issue temporary or test markings to aircraft that may not qualify for a full CofA. Aircraft with these temporary marks do not have the automatic right to fly in any country other than state of issue.
The easiest way to determine if an aircraft is formally entered on the Register of the country concerned is by checking the Certificate of Registration. If an aircraft is entered on the national register of a country then it will have been issued with a Certificate of Registration in the format laid down by ICAO and it will include on it the following statement (in English):
" It is hereby certified that the above described aircraft has been duly entered on the ********** .in accordance with the Convention on International Civil Aviation dated 7 December 1944 and with the (†) .
***** = name of national register
(†) = applicable national regulations "
To apply for an exemption from the requirement to be registered in a contracting state please fax or email a request for an Article 3 Exemption and forward a copy of the EASA permit to fly and a copy of the current Certificate of insurance to:
Civil Aviation Authority
Aircraft Registration Section
Fax (020) 7453 6670
There is no charge for the issue of an exemption under these circumstances.
If the aircraft does not have an EASA permit to fly please see Foreign aircraft exemptions.