International Registry Requirements in Effect
Beginning March 1, aircraft and engine buyers, sellers and lenders in the U.S. will be required to comply with aircraft registration requirements of the “Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol” treaty. Covered under the treaty are airplanes certified with eight or more total seats and helicopters certified with at least five seats and with engines rated at 550 hp or more. It is now no longer enough just to conduct searches and file documents with the FAA–title searches and registrations must also be
performed through the Cape Town International Registry.