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Lien Release on Aircraft

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To obtain a release of lien on Airplanes, Aircraft Engines or Propellers, please provide us with the following required document(s):
  • A copy of a Title Report from a Aircraft Title Agency for the aircraft that you are requesting the release on. The copy must be readable and clearly show the Debtor's Name, Secured Party or Lien holder's Name, the FAA Registration Number, Aircraft Serial Number, Aircraft Manufacturer and Model, the date of the Security Conveyance, the date of the recording of the Security Conveyance, and the Conveyance Number. Please note that a registration certificate is not the same as a title report and is not acceptable.


  • Due to the Privacy Act of 1974, the FDIC will not accept a copy of the borrower’s credit report as proof of payoff. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST.
It is highly suggested you also provide the following documents, if available:
  • Proof that the loan was paid in full. Proof of Payoff may include such things as a copy of a "PAID" Note, copies of payment checks, or anything else that would indicate payment. This will greatly reduce the amount of research time and expedite our handling of your request.
A request for a Release of Lien must be made in writing.

Mail, email or fax your request with the required documentation to the appropriate DRR Customer Service Center. Please do not do both. Hard to read documents should be mailed or sent overnight, rather than faxed. Unreadable documents cannot be processed. To avoid any duplication, please submit your request only once.

Be sure to include your address and phone number with your written request.

Please allow 20 business days for the completion of your request.

If you have any questions you may call the appropriate DRR Customer Service Center toll-free. A Customer Service Representative will be happy to answer your questions, OR, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Last Updated 09/12/2013 cservicefdicdal@fdic.gov