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New ICAO publication (Doc 10142)

Doc 10142, Manual on Registration and Deregistration of Aircraft. First Edition, 2022.

This first edition of the Manual on Registration and Deregistration of Aircraft has been prepared with the objective of providing States, operators, aircraft owners and other stakeholders with guidance concerning the registration, deregistration and transfer of aircraft from one State to another in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) and Annex 7 — Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks.

The Manual on Registration and Deregistration of Aircraft provides the most common aircraft registration and deregistration processes. The manual also contains the material on the aircraft registration that was previously located in the fourth edition of the Airworthiness Manual (Doc 9760). While the aspiration of this manual is for all States to have similar processes, it is also recognized that the registration or transfer of registration of aircraft in any Contracting State is made in accordance with its laws and regulations as per Article 19 of the Chicago Convention. Therefore, it is important to consult national requirements prior to registering, transferring or deregistering an aircraft since those requirements may be different from the processes described in this manual.


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