Registration of aircraft—security
Produced in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright
Registration of aircraft—security

The following Banking & Finance guidance note Produced in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Registration of aircraft—security
  • Process for registration of a security interest on the Register
  • Priority of mortgages
  • Changes to a mortgage registration with the CAA
  • Searching the register
  • Deregistration
  • Registration of security interests in other jurisdictions

BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies and governance structures (except to the limited extent agreed), but the UK must continue to adhere to its obligations under EU law (including EU treaties, legislation, principles and international agreements) and submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the transitional arrangements in Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement. For further reading, see: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement. This may have an impact on the information in this Practice Note about Eurocontrol.

The Civil Aviation Authority (the ‘CAA’) is charged with maintaining the United Kingdom Register of Civil Aircraft (the ‘Register’). The Register includes entries where an aircraft has been used as security for a mortgage or loan. It does not, however, include any other types of security interest, such as liens over the aircraft including those in respect of unpaid landing fees.

In the United Kingdom, legislation sets out how a security interest is registered on the Register and how the registration can subsequently be amended