Title Search Reports
Aircraft Title Report
… complete description of aircraft, as carried in FAA records (which descriptions are taken directly from the manufacturer’s type data certificates);
… name, address, phone number (if shown in FAA records) and type of registration of current registered owner;
… name and address of last previous owner; describes the bill of sale selling to the
current registered owner by date and FAA recording information;
… list of any outstanding (unreleased) liens, leases, security interests or other encumbrances;
… list of any unrecorded documents which have been rejected by FAA, along with appropriate FAA correspondence relating to the unrecorded documents;
… notes any discrepancies in the chain of title or in the recorded paperwork in FAA’s records;
… lists any newly filed documents which are undergoing the recordation process and do not yet appear in the historical aircraft file;
… includes research of FAA’s ancillary files for bank name changes, corporate name changes, powers of attorney, bankruptcy trustee appointments, owner trust files, estate files, and LLC documentation.
Engine and Propeller Lien Search Reports
The FAA maintains only consensual lien information on engines and propellers. Unilateral liens (mechanic’s liens, artisan’s liens, etc.) are not eligible for recording against engines or propellers. Engines must be at least 550 rated take-off shaft horsepower (or equivalent in pounds of thrust) and propellers must be designed to work on engines of at least 750 rated take-off shaft horsepower, to be eligible for recordings at FAA.
Our engine lien reports list any outstanding (unreleased) liens or encumbrances in the FAA record and any newly filed documents not yet associated with the engine record, or any unrecorded documents which have been rejected by FAA, along with appropriate FAA correspondence relating to the unrecorded documents.
Our reports do not show any ownership interests in engines; however, if contracts of sale have been filed with FAA, we do show all contracts of sale on an International Registry Aircraft Object report.
The International Registry allows registrations of contracts of sale and international interests (security agreements or leases) against engines. The International Registry does not deal with propellers.
In all instances when ordering a report on an Aircraft Object (Cape Town equipment with potential registrations at the International Registry) you may “opt out” of the Cape Town search and request an “FAA Only” title report.
Certificated Air Carrier Spare Parts Locations Reports
The FAA provides for consensual liens to be recorded against certain locations
Wherein certificated air carriers maintain a supply of spare parts. The spare parts locations searches are indexed by air carrier and then by the city in which the certain address is located. Our report contains a list of any outstanding (unreleased) liens or encumbrances recorded against the specific certificated air carrier locations; any newly filed documents which haven’t yet been included in the permanent records; and any unrecorded documents which have been rejected by FAA, along with appropriate FAA correspondence relating to the unrecorded documents.
Upon receipt of a title report from BATI you are offered complimentary consultation with respect to interpreting the title report and advice regarding obtaining the appropriate documentation, properly executed, to either register the aircraft to a new owner, or clear up existing encumbrances, or both!