You may get an export airworthiness approval for a complete aircraft (new or used), new aircraft engine, propeller, or article that you wish to export.
For an aircraft, the exporter or his authorized representative submits FAA Form 8130-1, Application for Export Certificate of Airworthiness, to the local FAA Flight Standards District Office having geographical responsibility for the applicant's geographical area or the nearest international field office.
For aircraft engines, propellers, and articles there is no FAA application form designated for requesting export airworthiness approvals. A product manufacturer may apply orally, or by other means, to the designated representative of the Administrator within its employ who is authorized to issue such approvals.
FAA Form 8130-4, Export Certificate of Airworthiness, is issued for complete aircraft, but does not authorize operation of an aircraft.
8130-3, Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag, is issued for engines, propellers, and articles.
- FAA Form 8130-3 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)