Aircraft mechanic/artisan liens can be tricky. In addition to the federal filing requirement, each state has its own specific requirements governing the perfection, priority and enforcement of these liens. Those who store, repair, or maintain a customer’s aircraft, or who provide other materials to that aircraft should be familiar with these liens for situations where they have not been paid for those services.
If you would like more information regarding when a mechanic’s lien may be asserted against an aircraft, as well as how to perfect and enforce an aircraft mechanic’s lien, please read my article that was published in the Phoenix Law Review: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Perfection, Priority, and Enforcement of an Aircraft Mechanic’s Liens. And, of course, if you still have questions after reading the article, feel free to contact me to discuss further.