49 U.S.C. § 44102 - Registration requirements

Cite as:49 U.S.C. § 44102
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-65 (10/09/2019)

(a) ELIGIBILITY.-An aircraft may be registered under section 44103 of this title only when the aircraft is-

(1) not registered under the laws of a foreign country and is owned by-

(A) a citizen of the United States;

(B) an individual citizen of a foreign country lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or

(C) 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, and the aircraft is based and primarily used in the United States; or

(2) an aircraft of-

(A) the United States Government; or

(B) 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) DUTY TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERM.-In carrying out subsection (a)(1)(C) of this section, the Secretary of Transportation shall define "based and primarily used in the United States".

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