The Ison Law Firm also handles a variety of legal issues relating to domestic and international aircraft registration. Whether you need help buying or selling an aircraft, registering and titling your aircraft, defending the airworthiness of your aircraft, or setting up ownership trusts, statutory trusts and complex leasing structures in accordance with 14 C.F.R. § 47, The Ison Law Firm can provide legal guidance to steer you in the right direction.
In the United States, a civil aircraft can only be registered when that aircraft is not registered under the laws of a foreign country and is owned by a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien, or a corporation organized under the laws of the United States. As you might imagine, the registering of an aircraft can be a complicated process. Questions arise when the owner of the aircraft is not a citizen of the United States. Consequently, you may need The Ison Law Firm to help sort out the legal issues associated with registering your aircraft.
The FAA revised the rule regarding the registration of aircraft on July 20, 2010, via “Re-Registration and Renewal of Aircraft Registration” under 14 C.F.R. § 47. All aircraft registered prior to October 1, 2010, must be re-registered with the FAA. As such, all aircraft registration now expires after 3 years and must be renewed. The FAA maintains that a 3 year renewal rate will decrease the likelihood of inaccurate information in their database.
If you require legal assistance during the sale or purchase of your aircraft, call the pilot lawyer at The Ison Law Firm. If you own a foreign-registered aircraft, an aviation attorney can help you by coordinating with the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch and foreign government agencies with respect to aircraft registration and deregistration and the associated import and export issues.