The FAA has very specific and unexpected interpretations of the definitions determining who can register an aircraft in the US. An invalidly registered aircraft can create regulatory and insurance problems which can arise at an inconvenient time.
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Aircraft registration eligibility
An aircraft is eligible for U.S. Registration if it is not registered in another country and it is owned by:
- An individual who is a United States citizen,
- A partnership each of whose partners is an individual who is a U.S. citizen,
- A corporation or association:
– organized under the laws of the U.S. or a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory or possession,
– of which the president and at least two-thirds of the board of directors and other managing officers are U.S citizens, and
– in which at least 75% of the voting interest is owned or controlled by persons that are U.S. citizens and which is under the actual control of citizens of the United States
- An individual citizen of a foreign country lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.,
- A U.S. governmental unit or subdivision
- A non-U.S. citizen corporation organized and doing business under the laws of the U.S. or one of the States as long as the aircraft is based and primarily used in the U.S. (60% of all flight hours must be from flights starting and ending within the U.S.)
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