Searching for an aircraft serial number

Information you'll need to provide

When searching for an aircraft serial number, you are required to enter the following identifiers, where they exist:

  • registration and nationality mark
  • manufacturer's serial number

The aircraft serial number search is an ‘or’ search. This means that the search will look for financing statements that match either of the two search criteria.

How to search for an aircraft serial number

To conduct an aircraft serial number search:

  1. Log in to the PPSR.
  2. From the dashboard, choose the Aircraft serial number search.
  3. Confirm that you are conducting the search for a legitimate reason.
  4. Enter your search criteria.
  5. Pay the search fee.
  6. View, email, print or download the search results.

You can view your search results on the dashboard’s ‘My Recent Searches’ for a further 14 days.

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