Aircraft Registration

What's New from the Aircraft Registration Section

Aircraft Registration

Opening hours over the Christmas holiday period - the CAA Winter Break

2-Dec-2014

The Aircraft Registration Section will be open to the public until 16:00 on Wednesday 24th December 2014. The section will be closed for the duration of the CAA Winter break and will reopen at 09:00 on Friday 2nd January 2015.

During the period of closure the "out of hours" service for registration and de-registration of aircraft will be available, but with the proviso that details of any proposed transactions must be lodged with us by 19th December 2014.

No service will be available on the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages during the CAA winter break. Any aircraft mortgage transactions that are received during the period of closure will be deemed to have been received at 10:00 on 2nd January 2015.

Telephone messages can be left on (020) 7453 6666 but unfortunately there is no guarantee that these messages will be responded to before the office reopens.

Details of how the CAA winter break affects other CAA Departments are at CAA Winter Break.


Single seat de-regulated microlights

16-Jun-2014

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

8-Sep-2009

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
LONDON
WC2B 6TE

Fax (020) 7453 6670
Email aircraft.reg@caa.co.uk

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.