September 23, 2013 – Bati Newsletter
BATI Weekly Quotes
The source of joy in work is contained in one word: excellence.
To know how to do something well is to enjoy it!
-Pearl S. Buck
Claims of Lien filed with FAA are scrutinized against local law to determine if the laws of the state under which Mechanic’s or Materialman’s liens are claimed allow for such claims specifically against aircraft.
According to FAA, California, for instance allows claims of Mechanic’s or Materialman’s liens against general aviation ONLY and the claim must be filed within 180 days after completion of the work or furnishing of materials.
FAA’s research reveals that some states require filing within 30 days of relinquishment of possession; some within 90 or 120 days after completion of the work and some states require the claimant to be in possession of the aircraft.
If you are in doubt about your state statutes, you can call us and we will send you FAA’s guideline list of all states which have statutes which allow retention of liens on aircraft.
By the way, the FAA does not allow non-consensual liens to be filed against engines or propellers, only airframes, and only after their own research of the state law under which the claim is being asserted!
FAA and IR UPDATE
Here are the current signatories to the Cape Town Convention:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ethiopia, European Union, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates; United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Zimbabwe
As far as we know, Australia will be “signing on” to the Cape Town Convention sometime in 2014. Adopting the Convention in Australia will require enabling legislation to be enacted, as we understand it.
BATI Pot Pourri
Whatever it takes
Completely Happy Customers*
Sharon Hoaglin Schroeder, President; and Lisa Gaskin, Vice-President
*Definition of Completely Happy Customers:
…making sure we are available to our customers 24/7;
…making sure our customers get the most value from their aircraft title dollars
…making sure our customers’ transactions are embraced with the utmost urgency;
…making sure our customers know how much they are appreciated;
…making sure every transaction is handled timely and with great efficiency;
…making sure our customers are friends and are relieved to find a service like ours!