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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

What are the opening hours of The UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages to the public?

10am-4pm on weekdays. This is for all matters concerning registration and mortgage of UK aircraft. We are available by telephone (0330 022 1917) between 9am and 5pm weekdays.

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What if the sum secured by the mortgage does not appear in the deed?

If the sum secured by the mortgage is not reflected in the deed itself, for example where reference is made in the deed to a separate loan agreement or facility, then a copy of the relevant part of the other agreement showing the sum secured should also be provided.

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Can I find out what, if any, finance has been recorded over an aircraft prior to purchase or financing?

You can carry out a mortgage search with the Aircraft Registration. In general we can accept your request by phone, fax, letter or e-mail. Please note this search does not include liens over aircraft or unpaid landing fees, but does include entries in the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages where the aircraft has been used as security for mortgage or loan.

There is a fee for this service, see Forms and Fees for the current details.

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Will a mortgage search tell me how much money it outstanding on an aircraft mortgage?

No, the search shows details of the time and date of the mortgage, the mortgagor, mortgagee and registered owner. You may also request a certified copy of any entries on the Mortgage Register at the time of conducting the search, forms and fees, this will show the original sum secured of the mortgage.

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How long will it take for my mortgage transaction to be completed?

Where possible, we aim to respond to Mortgage Searches on the day of receipt.

For further information on the maximum length of time a transaction should take please see Service Standards.

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On the UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages how long is a Priority Notice valid for?

14 working days. The day of entry is counted as the first day. The end date is 16:00hrs of the 14th working day. For further information see Priority Notices.

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Can I enter a mortgage over an aircraft that is not currently entered on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft?

No, the legislation requires that an aircraft must be entered on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft before a mortgage can be registered. However you may wish to enter a Priority Notice in the interim.

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