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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The UK Register of Civil Aircraft contains specific information on over 18,000 aircraft registered in the United Kingdom. The Aircraft Registration Section at the CAA administers the system and continuously updates information on registered aircraft that change registration details during the year.

Printed reports of extracts from the UK Register of Civil Aircraft and mailing lists (in the form of pre-printed adhesive labels) of current registered owners are also available on an ad hoc basis. Fees for the provision of printed reports are based on the number of aircraft retrieved and the complexity of the enquiry, please contact the Aircraft Registration Section for details.

A standard report is also available that details all the additions, deletions and changes that have occurred on the UK Register each calendar month, to order this report see "G-INFO monthly changes printed report" below.

Information is presented in a standard format giving technical and registered ownership details against all aircraft that match the initial selection criteria. Searches can be made on any combination of data held in the database, as such the selection criteria can be very flexible and can be tailored specifically to any personal or marketing requirements. A search could be made on a specific aircraft type, or a class of aircraft type, or a class of aircraft, or a combination search for example to retrieve aircraft built after 1975, with a maximum take-off weight of less than 5,700 kg and powered by piston engines.

The Register contains the following information for each aircraft registered in the UK:

Registration details

  • registration marks
  • date of current registration
  • date of first registration of aircraft
  • previous identity of aircraft

Registered owner details

  • full names and addresses
  • ownership status

Aircraft details

  • aircraft type/manufacturer/serial no.
  • popular name
  • generic name
  • aircraft class
  • number of engines

Engine details

  • engine type engine manufacturer
  • engine class

Airworthiness Information

  • airworthiness certificate category
  • airworthiness certificate expiry

Further technical information

  • maximum take off weight
  • total hours flown
  • year of construction
  • maximum number of passengers

G-INFO monthly changes printed report

Please note that the information contained in the report is believed to be correct as at the date of compilation. The UK Register of Civil Aircraft (“the Register”) currently holds details of over 21,000 aircraft, and on an annual basis there are changes of registered information to approximately 35% of the total. Therefore there may have been changes to the Register since completion of the report.

Whilst reasonable care is taken in compiling the report, the CAA does not warrant the data in it to be free of error or omission or that changes to the Register will not have been made since completion of the compilation. Accordingly any use that you make of the report is at your own risk and does not obviate the need to make any necessary enquiries or searches. Except where you are a consumer, in which case your statutory rights are not affected, the CAA does not accept any liability for financial loss that you incur by relying on the report.

Please note that the format in which the data is supplied may be subject to change in the future.

Copyright in the report and Database right in the Database (and the format of the data) whether on disks or other media, are vested in the CAA and it shall not be copied or distributed, sold or hired out or otherwise dealt with, without the written consent of the CAA. All rights reserved.