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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: $$ to import aircraft from Canada?


Thread: [Acro] Re: $$ to import aircraft from Canada?

Message: [Acro] Re: $$ to import aircraft from Canada?

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From: "Cameron Gowans" <jetpeddler at>

Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 20:33:12 UTC


The purchase price of the aircraft doesn't matter. The question is ita 
production aircraft or a homebuilt?  If it is a production aircraft, the 
cost will depend on how many modifications (radios, overhauls, etc.) have 
been made since manufature.  Also the better the quality of the logs will 
make for a cheaper importation.  Canadian logs are much more thorough than 
US.  Its much easier and cheaper to bring a Canadian aircraft to the US than 
the other way around.

Make sure you get a Certificate of Export in Favour of the United States 
(commonly referred to as an Export C of A) from the seller before you 
de-regisiter the aircraft.  Ensure that this is part of your purchase 
contract, otherwise you can be stuck with an airplane that you can't 
register in Canada or the US (in other words a v. expensiveand large lawn 
ornament.  This is a Transport Canada document that will make it very easy 
to import once you ferry it to the US.

>From: Klusmanp at
>To: acro at
>Subject: [Acro] $$ to import aircraft from Canada?
>Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 22:35:22 EST
>Can anybody give a rough idea of the cost (importing fees, inspection fees,
>airworthiness cert fees, etc.) for importing an airplane from Canada to US?
>The aircraft price is $39,000 US.
>Paul Klusman

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