Selling or leasing an aircraft to foreign owners or basing a U.S.-registered aircraft outside of the country requires regulatory compliance with the FAA, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau, Customs and Border Protection, and more. Compliance with these requirements is crucial, as criminal penalties can result from failure to comply with electronic export information (EEI) filings, licensing requirements, and restricted end-user and end-use limitations.
NBAA worked proactively with U.S. government officials to develop more detailed guidance on exporting business aircraft and making EEI filings, including specific scenarios involving aircraft transactions. The goal is to clarify the respective responsibilities of parties involved in aircraft exports and achieve more uniform compliance with export requirements.
The NBAA Guide on Exporting Aircraft from the United States contains the following resources:
- Best practices for exporting aircraft and making EEI filings
- Updated U.S. Census Bureau guidance on exporting aircraft
- Common business aircraft export scenarios
Correcting Failures to Make Past EEI Filings
The U.S. government has recognized the industry-wide confusion regarding EEI filings and technical issues with making corrective filings. In response, two previous guidance documents provide special codes to be used in corrective filings and procedures to assist aircraft owners and operators in making corrective EEI filings where all of the information concerning the original export is not known.
This guidance should only be used for exports that were made but not properly reported on or before April 23, 2021.