9 Registration procedure

9 Registration procedure

The application for registration is made to the Civil Aviation Authority (‘CAA’) using a prescribed form1. On registering an aircraft, the CAA will enter prescribed details in its register (which is open to public inspection) and issue a certificate of registration which, among other things, gives details of the registration mark assigned to the aircraft2 and, by beginning with the letter G, designates UK nationality3. Certificates of registration are not evidence of ownership4. Once an aircraft has been registered, ongoing duties exist for the person named in the registration certificate