November 11, 2013 – Newsletter

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Franklin P. Jones


BATI Knowledge

Exporting an Aircraft

            A request to cancel an aircraft’s registration due to its export from the U.S. must be made by the last registered owner, the last owner of record, the foreign purchaser when supported by evidence of ownership, or by the authorized party under an Irrevocable D-Registration and Export Request Authorization (IDERA).

Requests to cancel an aircraft registration for export must include:

  • A complete description of the aircraft, including manufacturer name, model designation, serial number and registration number;
  • The reason for cancellation (export to foreign country);
  • The name of the country to which the aircraft is being exported;
  • The signature and appropriate title of requester;
  • A release, or consent to export, for all outstanding security instruments and Unexpired leases with a term of six months or more that were Executed on or before February 28, 2006;
  • The resolution of outstanding interests in the aircraft executed on or after March 1, 2006, in accord with the following:

If the aircraft is subject to the Cape Town Treaty and an IDERA is on file,  then the IDERA-authorized party must include with its request:

  • A copy of the International Registry Priority Search Certificate;
  • Awritten certification “that all registered interests ranking in priority to that of the holders of such interests have consented to the cancellation for export purposes”  (This specific wording from 14 CFR Part 47 §47.47(a)(3) must be used in its entirety).
  • Evidence of the discharge of interest or consent to export from the holders of interests ranking in priority to the interest of the requester;
  • Note:  an IDERA request will only be honored with regard to aircraft subject to the Cape Town Treaty.

If the aircraft is subject to the Cape Town Treaty and there is no IDERA on file, then the aircraft owner must include with its request

  • A written certification that all outstanding interests recorded with the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch have been discharges or that the holders of the interests have consented to the cancellation for export purposes; and
  • Evidence that the holders of these outstanding interests have discharged their interests or consented to the export.

If the aircraft is not subject to the Cape Town Treaty, the aircraft owner must include with its request:

  • A release or consent to export for all outstanding security instruments and unexpired leases with a term of six months or more.

The FAA handles exports on a priority basis – if requesting export service via mail – please write EXPORT in red ink on the outside of the envelope.



FAA Civil Aviation Registry Holidays for November and December, 2013

Monday – November 11 – Veterans Day – Registry will be closed

Thursday – November 28 – Thanksgiving Day – Registry will be closed, but will be open for business                                                                 on Friday, November 29

Wednesday – December 25 – Christmas Day – Registry will be closed, but will be open for the Monday

                                                            and Tuesday preceding and the Thursday and Friday

                                                            following Christmas Day.

BATI Pot-Pourri

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