Final Rule requiring all current U.S. registered aircraft to re-register every three years.

For nearly a century, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed aircraft to be registered once, without the necessity for a renewal, until or unless the aircraft was de-registered. The FAA passed a new rule on July 20, 2010 that became effective October 1, 2010, and it requires all aircraft to:

1) Re-Register every three years

A) All current U.S. registered aircraft or those registered prior to October 1, 2010 have been assigned a date on which their certificates of registration will expire. The expiration date is based on the month in which the aircraft was registered to the current owner. All aircraft owners must re-register their aircraft pursuant to the schedule set forth in the Final Rule. The schedule provides for the re-registration of all U.S. registered aircraft for a period of three years.

B) All certificates issued by the FAA after October 1, 2010 including those issued for re-registered aircraft will state an expiration date and will be valid for a period of three years.

2) Renewal

A) All aircraft registrations issued after October 1, 2010 must be renewed prior to the expiration date stated on the certificate of registration. No registration will be valid for longer than three years.

By: Mohammad Ahmed Faruqui, ESQ.
Mr. Faruqui is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL, servicing aviation clients throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Faruqui is a member of the Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee, the International Air Transportation Safety Bar Association, the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He serves as a panel attorney on the AOPA Legal Services Plan.  Mr. Faruqui has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 2006, and graduated from Nova-Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 2005. He can be contacted at or at (954) 641-2220.
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