The new Isle of Man aircraft registry could be a possible safe haven for N-registered business aircraft based in Europe. European civil aviation authorities, such as those of France and the UK, have indicated that they are unwilling to tolerate the situation in which aircraft that spend most of their time in Europe remain on the U.S.
Ed Boyo, director at Landover Aviation of Lagos, Nigeria, said, “The air transportation industry in Africa was dealt a huge setback after September, with a loss of consumer confidence and the bankruptcy of some airlines. This has meant an increased interest in business aviation.”
U.S. airmen who misplace their certificates can get back into the air more quickly than in the past, thanks to a new FAA service. Replacement certificates and temporary authority to operate can be requested through an online account with the FAA Civil Aviation Registry Web site, http://registry.faa.gov.
As part of an increase in the FAA’s regulatory enforcement program, aircraft owners must, within 60 days of June 1, complete and return the triennial aircraft registration form if their address is not current. Owners who fail to correct an outdated address might see a suspension or revocation of their registrations and cancellation of their tail numbers. The FAA has prepared a list of registrations with incorrect addresses.
A new European aircraft registry designed specifically for corporate jets–which promises a high level of service and competitive rates–has a range of M-prefixed registration options to offer as well.
As part of an increase in the FAA’s regulatory-enforcement program, aircraft owners have until July 31 to complete and return the triennial aircraft registration form if their address is not current. Owners who fail to correct an outdated address might see their registration suspended or revoked and their N numbers canceled, the agency said. The FAA has prepared a list of registrations that have incorrect addresses.
Starting on June 1, the FAA will no longer accept aircraft registration applications (AC Form 8050-1) that do not contain the printed or typed name of the signer in the signature block. The application form already asks for the typed or printed name below the signature, but the agency has previously not rejected applications solely on this omission.
Europe’s new E3 aircraft registration process is making it easier to transfer aircraft to the national registers of member states of the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), according to the UK’s IBA Group, an independent aviation consultancy approved to handle the E3 registrations.
Last year the FAA said it would delay until this January its plan to limit “priority service” for aircraft registration in connection with international flights to allow only one request per aircraft (by N-number) in any three-month period due to agency staffing limitations, but now it has decided to back off.
In May last year, the FAA said it would delay until January 1 this year a decision to limit “priority service” for aircraft registration in connection with conducting international flights to allow only one request per aircraft (by N-number) in any three-month period due to staffing limitations at the agency’s aircraft registration branch.