Owner Trustee Services from Shepherd Aero provide non-U.S. citizen aircraft owners a discreet, safe, and cost-effective solution to owning U.S.-registered aircraft.
By owning an FAA “N-registered” aircraft, owners can benefit from:
With Shepherd Aero you get a product that is:
Frequently Asked Questions
Are owner trusts a legitimate way to register my aircraft?
Yes, the FAA has approved and recognized “owner trusts” as valid and completely legal ownership structures for over three decades.
Why should I use Shepherd Aero?
Shepherd Aero offers highly-rated customer service with your own dedicated representative, all at a cost that is nearly half that of our competitors. With Shepherd Aero’s other services like global aircraft ferrying, export/import, and management, our trustee services can make your aircraft transaction process seamless with a “one-stop shop”.
How do I sell my plane that’s in an owner trust with Shepherd Aero?
Shepherd Aero makes it easy! Once you start the process of selling your aircraft, simply let us know, and we stage all required paperwork with your escrow agent for a seamless transaction with no delay.
What if I only need an owner trust for a short period of time?
No problem! Shepherd Aero offers customizable options. If you are putting your aircraft in an owner trust to facilitate a sale, we can ensure the trust is set up to make for a smooth transaction between you and your buyer.