The Difference Between Registering and Co-Registering an Aircraft

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There are different ways of registering your aircraft, and each will depend on a lot of different factors. Is your aircraft ultralight or not? If so, is it basic or advanced? Are you registering it alone or are you co-registering an aircraft? Has the aircraft been registered before? You will need to consider lots of different things, but today we are focusing on the particulars of shared ownership, so let’s talk about how that process would work.

Basics of Registration

There’s no need for aircraft registration to be difficult to deal with. Sure, dealing with Transport Canada might be complicated, just like taking care of any government process, but it doesn’t have to be when you have a team of experts guiding you through the whole ordeal. After all, it’s only complicated if you don’t have the right help. If you have questions about registering or co-registering aircraft, we are always here to answer them promptly. However, in the meantime, here are a few indications on what you can do to navigate either registration process.

Registering Your Aircraft

So, how does registration work? Getting your initial registration is a fairly simple process, akin to merely filling out a form and submitting it to Transport Canada, the agency in charge of regulating aircraft registration. What information do you have to provide? Wel, not a lot. You simply need to fill out your contact information, manufacturer specs about the aircraft, and similar data that will pertain to the type of registration you will need. Be sure to distinguish whether or not your aircraft is considered ultralight under the Transport Canada guidelines. This will determine the kind of registration you need to get and the permissions that the aircraft will be entitled to under it.

Co-Registering an Aircraft

The process is only slightly different when it comes to co-registering an aircraft with another owner. You will still have to submit an initial registration form, but this time you will also have to provide information about both owners, establishing co-ownership over the aircraft. Please note that if you are to later remove an owner from the registration, you won’t have to start the registration process all over again. You have to instead apply for a change of ownership and specify which owner is being removed from the registry and which one is keeping it. This will all be part of establishing and maintaining a mutual ownership over an aircraft. 

A Place for All your Aircraft Registration Needs

If you’re finding yourself having trouble with your applications, be those to register or co-register an aircraft, don’t panic. After all, all you need to do is trust our team here at the National Aviation Registration to help you throughout the whole process so that you don’t have to worry too much about the whole thing. Here you will find all the forms you might need for your aviation papers, including those to co-register your aircraft. Should you need some additional help with any of it, give us a call at 1-800-998-3527 and we’ll answer your questions in no time.