The History Behind the International Registry

The concept of multi-country international laws governing the financing of aircraft was the brainchild of Jeffrey Wool, who understood the global nature of airline financing. Mr. Wool knew that more favorable international laws were needed to encourage investment in startup airlines. Originally referred to as UNIDROIT, which is French for one law, he envisioned countries […]

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Wright Brothers Aircraft Title Forms Partnership with Wingform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Sept. 25, 2018 Wright Brothers Aircraft Title (WBAT), a full service title and escrow company, is pleased to announce their strategic partnership with Wingform.com, aircraft sales industry experts behind the software catering to the buying and selling of aircraft, in collaboration with Bird & Bird International Law firm […]

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Meet the Wright Brothers Team – Kayleigh Moffett

There is no shortage of terrific talent working at Wright Brothers Aircraft Title. Last month we introduced one of our escrow agents, Gabrielle Stephens. In this blog you’ll meet another escrow agent, Kayleigh Moffett. Here’s what Kayleigh had to share. 1. How long have you worked at Wright Brothers Aircraft Title? I’ve been working here […]

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The Importance of Consent and Joinder Language in Aircraft Purchase Agreements

In the 15+ years we’ve been in business, we have witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to private aircraft purchases and sales. Whenever possible, we like to share experiences with our customers and readers to prevent you from having an unpleasant transaction. Prior to preparing a sales agreement, there will […]

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Meet The Wright Brothers Team – Gabrielle Stephens

The team at Wright Brothers Aircraft Title is a talented group who work with aircraft owners on their aircraft registration needs. Gabrielle Stephens is a member of this team. She’s an Escrow Agent with Wright Brothers Aircraft Title, and you’ll see that her current responsibilities and past experiences give her everything she needs to provide […]

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Know Your Customer Requirements for Aircraft Title Companies

Know Your Customer (KYC) is the term used by businesses for the process used to verify the identity of prospective customers to determine if the client is someone with whom they should be doing business. KYC laws were introduced as part of the Patriot Act that was passed after 9/11. Title III of the Patriot […]

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Closing the Gap

The Role of an Aircraft Escrow Agent There are many paperwork “gaps” that can get in the way of you and your aircraft. In our previous blog, you learned about the gap that may occur between documentation Filing and Recording at the FAA. In this article, you’ll learn how gaps can occur during an aircraft […]

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Can’t I Handle My Own Aircraft Closing?

Legally, yes you can. But it would most likely be disastrous. Buying an aircraft is more complex than many other high-end purchases for which you seek the help of professionals, such as buying a home, a yacht, or perhaps even a business. Here are the three main components that make up an aircraft closing, and […]

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If the FAA says I Own My Aircraft, do I Really?

Not necessarily. Here’s why. Philko Aviation, Inc. v. Shacket United States Supreme Court 462 U.S. 406 (1983) This is a great example of aircraft ownership and the role of the FAA in sales transactions. In this case, a shady character, Roger Smith, sold an aircraft to the Shackets. Smith provided the aircraft and a photocopy […]

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The FAA’s Position on Aircraft Titles

The civil aviation industry relies on the FAA for plenty of things, including information, certification, and training. While the FAA provides a plethora of resources, it’s important to understand how they handle documentation. Specifically, what is their position on aircraft titles? The answer, quite simply, is they don’t have one. Aircraft owners, purchasers, and sellers […]

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