Presidential candidate frontrunner Trump’s campaign trail jet is unregistered
Republican presidential candidate front runner and man who famously insists he gets things done Donald Trump is flying around the US campaign trail in an unregistered corporate jet. The Cessna 750 Citation X jet’s registration expired on 31 January 2016 an oversight that potentially carries with it a civil penalty of $27,500, a criminal fine of up to $250,000 or a three-year jail term if not resolved.
Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks told ABC News via an email statement that, “the standard renewal process is just about complete”, but would not elaborate on a specific timing for the renewal. The plane is registered through a limited liability company in Delaware.
According to a statement on the FAA’s website says that aircrafts are required to re-register every three years with an administration fee of $5. When an aircraft registration is not renewed, “the cancellation of the N-number assigned to that aircraft will take place approximately 90 days after the expiration of an aircraft’s registration. Upon cancellation, an N-number will be unavailable for re-assignment or reservation for a period of five years.” The 90-day deadline for Trump’s plane is April 30, 2016 giving representatives for the famously outspoken businessman just ten days to receive the registration documents before the possibility of legal recourse.
Trump has four other registered aircraft, a Boeing 757 and three Sikorsky helicopters.
The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) confirmed that the licence for the plane had lapsed. A spokeswoman said: “The aircraft registration of N725DT expired on January 31, 2016 and has not been renewed.”