Everything You Will Need Before Exporting Canadian Aircraft

exporting canadian aircraft

As an aircraft owner, you are probably well aware of what the Canadian parameters for registration are, but you might be stumped when it comes to arranging for the plane to be registered abroad. Exporting Canadian aircraft will require a lot of corresponding paperwork, so it’s always good to have a detailed guide for what you will need and how to submit it.

Exporting Canadian Aircraft

When it comes to exporting Canadian aircraft, there are certain steps you will need to take before moving the plane out of the country. Don’t worry, they’re all very specific and easy to carry out, although they will require that you fill out a few forms. The necessary steps are:

  • You will need to remove the Canadian nationality and registration marks from the aircraft.
  • If applicable, you have to remove the aircraft mark plate.
  • Request in writing that Transport Canada, Civil Aviation deletes the registration of your aircraft (by way of the de-registration form on our website).
  • Remove the aircraft Mode S Transponder address code and, if necessary, apply for an export airworthiness certificate when required.
  • Be sure to provide the aircraft’s specific documentation with the request.

Export Airworthiness Certificate

Getting an export airworthiness certificate will be very important when exporting Canadia aircraft. This is the document that, after all, designates the aircraft as one that is suitable for export. By definition, the export process in and of itself can’t start until you’ve obtained this certificate, so be sure to get it promptly while taking care of the sale. In order to receive it, you will need to provide your contact information, the name and address of the exporter, as well as that of the buyer, and the aircraft information, including data about the engines, propellers, and manufacturer. Remember that the certificate is, however, one component of the overall process, so be sure to continue the process beyond this.

Deregister the Aircraft from the Canadian Registry

Since the plane is being exported, it will no longer be necessary to maintain its registration with Transport Canada, which is why you will need to delete the registration as part of the process of exporting Canadian aircraft. All you need to do is submit the form to deregister aircraft from the Canadian registry, which will only require you to provide some specific information about the aircraft, the standing of your ownership, and the reasons behind the deletion. Once you’ve provided the necessary information, all you need to do is pay the $125 processing fee and your deletion will have been submitted. Once Transport Canada has processed the deregistration, you will receive official confirmation.

National Aviation Registration

When it comes to maintaining, modifying, or deleting your aircraft registration, you might think will always have to deal, in some way or another, with Transport Canada, which can quickly become frustrating and stressful. The good news is you don’t have to! If you are exporting Canadian aircraft and need proper guidance, quick processing, and easy access to all relevant forms, you can count on us here at the National Aviation Registration. Should you need some help with any of it, don’t hesitate to use our website chat, fill out our contact form, or give us a call at 800-998-3527 and we’ll answer your questions in no time.