If you perform work, provide services, or furnish materials to an aircraft, you likely have the right to assert a lien against that aircraft. A lien may also arise from a lien claimant’s storage of an aircraft.
Aircraft mechanic liens are governed by state law. And each state is a little bit different. However, most states require that a lien statement be filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) within a certain period of time.
What Does The FAA Require?
In order for the FAA to accept and record a lien statement, it must include the following:
The state or the specific law under which the lien is being claimed;
A description of the aircraft including manufacturer, model, serial number, and registration number;
The amount of the claim;
The date on which the last labor, services, or materials were furnished on/to the aircraft; and
Signature of the claimant showing appropriate title of the individual signing the statement.