Register With Confidence

Are you looking to register an airplane in the U.S. on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Registry, but don’t meet the citizenship requirements? Aviation Trust Company offers two methods by which non-U.S. citizens can enjoy the benefits of owning an aircraft registered with the FAA: the Voting Trust and the Owner Trust.

Owner Trust

United States law requires that all aircraft must be registered under the name of a U.S. entity or individual citizen. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recognized the use of Owner Trusts to facilitate N-registration, whether the beneficiary of the trust is a U.S. citizen or not . To create an FAA aircraft owner trust , the trust beneficiary must transfer legal title to Aviation Trust Company, which qualifies as a citizen of the United States of America. Aviation Trust Company will act on behalf of the beneficiary, and the aircraft will be titled and registered in the name of Aviation Trust Company, as Owner Trustee.

Voting Trust

As a Voting Trustee, at least 75 percent of the shares of the domestic (U.S.) aircraft-owning corporation, or limited liability company that does not otherwise qualify as a citizen of the United States of America, will be placed in the care of Aviation Trust Company. This will insure that the corporation legally qualifies for the FAA aircraft registration.

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