Aircraft Registration

What's New from the Aircraft Registration Section

Aircraft Registration

New Fees For Registering Aircraft and Aircraft Mortgages - Valid From 1st April 2015


The fees for the registration of aircraft are changing with effect from 1st April 2015.

Full details of the fees payable are available at Aircraft Registration Forms and Fees. and Mortgage Registration Forms and Fees.

A number of fees have been reduced in accordance with the main CAA pricing strategy for 2015/16 which is to reduce Safety Regulation charges by 1.3% and remove the cross subsidy between the AOC Scheme and other Schemes, which equates to a reduction of £1m in charges. This is primarily as a result of UK Government agreement, subject to confirmation by Parliamentary Protocol, to reduce the rate of return requirement from 6.0% to 3.5%, with effect from 1 April 2015, and the CAA continuing to maintain tight control over its operating costs

Single seat de-regulated microlights


Following the recent announcement made about the further de-regulation of single seat microlgiths please see the following links for guidance and information:

CAA guidance and FAQs.

LAA guidance.

BMAA guidance.

Unregistered aircraft flying in the UK on an EASA Permit to Fly


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
CAA House
45-59 Kingsway

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.