Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2023-01-01Original Date: 2023-01-01Title: Section 47.3 - Registration required.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 47 - AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION. Subpart A - General.
§ 47.3 Registration required. (a) An aircraft may be registered under 49 U.S.C. 44103 only when the aircraft is not registered under the laws of a foreign country and is— (1) Owned by a citizen of the United States; (2) Owned by an individual citizen of a foreign country lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; (3) Owned by a corporation not a citizen of the United States when the corporation is organized and doing business under the laws of the United States or a State within the United States, and the aircraft is based and primarily used in the United States; or (4) An aircraft of— (i) The United States Government; or (ii) A State, the District of Columbia, a territory or possession of the United States, or a political subdivision of a State, territory, or possession. (b) No person may operate an aircraft that is eligible for registration under 49 U.S.C. 44101–44104, unless the aircraft— (1) Has been registered by its owner; (2) Is carrying aboard the temporary authorization required by § 47.31(c); or (3) Is an aircraft of the Armed Forces of the United States. (c) Governmental units are those named in paragraph (a) of this section and Puerto Rico. [Doc. No. 7190, 31 FR 4495, Mar. 17, 1966, as amended by Amdt. 47–20, 44 FR 61939, Oct. 29, 1979; Amdt. 47–27, 70 FR 244, Jan. 3, 2005; Amdt. 47–29, 75 FR 41979, July 20, 2010; Doc. No. FAA–2015–7396; Amdt. 47–30, 80 FR 78645, Dec. 16, 2015]