According to a Notice published today, effective May 1, 2006, the FAA will begin assigning permanent Dealer’s Aircraft Registration Certificate numbers to manufacturers and dealers who currently hold an unexpired dealer’s certificate and any new issuances. In order to facilitate the Dealer Certificate program and to link all aircraft currently registered under a dealer’s certificate to that individual dealer, dealers will be issued a new permanent dealer certificate number that will begin with the letter “D” followed by six numbers, i.e. D000001.
It is important to note that the FAA’s assignment of a permanent number does not cause the certificate itself to be permanent. Rather, a dealer’s certificate will continue to expire 1 year after the date it is issued. If you would like more information, you may contact Walter Binkley, Manager, Aircraft Registration Branch (AFS-750), Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Federal Aviation Administration (AFS-750), Post Office Box 25504, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Telephone (405) 954-3131.