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Aircraft Registration Legal Opinions

U.S. Civil Aircraft Registration, financing, leasing and FAA recordation matters are based on federal statues, regulations, and FAA Orders.

Applying federal statutes, regulations, and FAA Orders to specific aircraft registration, financing, leasing and recordation fact patterns has long been the subject of Aircraft Opinions written and issued by attorneys of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Counsel's office.

Here you will find a searchable, public repository of seminal FAA Aircraft Opinions dating back to 1962. The public repository will be updated periodically to include the most recently issued FAA Aircraft Opinions addressing current and novel issues. It is available for your consideration in preparing registration applications and other documents for FAA recordation.

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