The FAA published a Final Rule yesterday confirming the effective date of the Cape Town Convention and its authority to collect data pursuant to the Convention. Specifically, the Final Rule “confirms the effective date of the January 3, 2005, final rule amending 14 CFR parts 47 and 49 to comply with the Cape Town Treaty Implementation Act of 2004” and “also confirms the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of public information contained in the final rule.”
As you may recall, the Cape Town Convention establishes a new international registry for registration of aircraft and recordation of security interests in aircraft and aircraft equipment. Additionally, the Final Rule discloses an OMB control number authorizing the the use of FAA form AC Form 8050-135, Entry Point Filing Form–International Registry, to transmit information relating to civil aircraft of the United States, aircraft for which a United States identification has been assigned (but only with respect to notices of prospective assignments, interests, and sales), and aircraft engines, to the International Registry.
The effective date of the Final Rule is March 1, 2006. If you would like more information regarding the FAA’s implementation of the Cape Town Convention you can contact Mr. Mark D. Lash, Civil Aviation Registry, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169, telephone (405) 954-4331.