Since its Web site opened for aircraft registrations on March 1, the new International Registry of Mobile Assets, more commonly referred to as the Cape Town Treaty, has found few supporters within the business aviation community. Now Sen.
Aviareto, which manages a new global electronic database identifying parties with a financial interest in civil aircraft, has made its system more user-friendly following processing delays after it came on line two months ago. The Dublin-based agency told EBACE Convention News that it has ramped up its operation to reduce a growing backlog in applications to register information.
The UK Department for Transport expects to publish next month the long-awaited findings of its proposal to set restrictions for foreign-registered aircraft that are based in the UK. The comment period ended last October. The proposal would limit the amount of time foreign-registered aircraft can be based in the UK to 90 days in any 12-month period.
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) is expected to decide early next year whether it will forge ahead with plans to restrict the amount of time foreign-registered aircraft can be based in Britain. The consultation process ended on October 28, and officials will take several weeks to evaluate the views collected before making a recommendation.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) is considering whether to prevent foreign-registered aircraft that are not operated commercially from being based permanently in Britain. It is about to launch a consultation process on proposals to revise legislation on foreign-registered aircraft.
Starting February 1, owners and operators of aircraft with “questionable registrations and/or no TSA-required security measures/waivers” might be denied access to the National Airspace System.
Starting February 1, owners and operators of aircraft with “questionable registrations and/or no TSA required security measures/ waivers” might be denied access to the National Airspace System (NAS).
Beginning March 1, aircraft and engine buyers, sellers and lenders in the U.S. will be required to comply with aircraft registration requirements of the “Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol” treaty. Covered under the treaty are airplanes certified with eight or more total seats and helicopters certified with at least five seats and with engines rated at 550 hp or more.
The FAA postponed until January 1 next year a decision to limit “priority service” for aircraft registration in connection with conducting international flights to allow only one request per aircraft (by N-number) in any three-month period. The original implementation date was June 1. Without priority service, issuance of the registration certificate takes nearly 40 days after the FAA receives an application.
The Isle of Man–a British Crown Dependency located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland–expects to have its new aircraft register up and running next spring. In July, the UK government notified the International Civil Aviation Organization that it will allow the Isle of Man to use the “M” tail number registration that was allocated to the UK in 1919 (along with the “G” tail number).
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