NBAA ‘applauds’ FAA for registration extension


The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has welcomed the FAA’s decision to extend the duration of aircraft registration certificates from three to seven years.

“We applaud the FAA for hearing our concerns over the current requirements and making this change,” said Brian Koester, director of Flight Operations and Regulations, NBAA. “The new rule comes with tangible benefits that will help drive convenience and efficiency for business aircraft owners.”

The change will reduce the number of applications for ownership renewals awaiting FAA approval, easing the administrative burden on the agency, according to the NBAA.

The new rules also mean that aircraft owners can operate beyond the registration renewal date for a full year, rather than the 90 days that was previously the case. The aim of this is to cover any renewal delays stemming from agency backlogs.

The registration extension is expected to take effect in 60 days and will apply to all aircraft currently registered under existing FAA regulations.