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Aircraft Stations


Common Filing Tasks

Applying for a New License

For a manual filing the FCC 605 (main form), Schedule C (additional for the Aircraft Radio Service) and 159 (fee remittance) are required. If you currently do not have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) form 160 would also be needed for a manual filing. These forms can be obtained at FCC Forms.
To file online please follow the step by step instructions when applying for a New Aircraft License.
  1. Go to the Universal Licensing System (ULS). Click on Register, if you do not have an FCC Registration Number (FRN). Continue through the steps until you receive a FRN then proceed to ULS online filing.
  2. If already registered under the Online Filing heading click Log In.
  3. Enter your FRN and password. If you do not have your password or have forgotten it, go to FRN Password Reset (t) and enter your FRN and answer the Personal Security Question (PSQ) allowing you to reset your password. If you have not set the PSQ go to Set a Personal Security Question or contact FCC Support.
  4. On the My Licenses screen, click on the link Apply for a New License
  5. On the Select Service screen, choose “AC” Aircraft
  6. Answer the questions on the following screens; navigate through each screen by clicking on the Continue button.
  7. On the Certification screen, “sign” the application.
  8. Click the Submit Button. You will receive a confirmation screen giving you the file number for the application submitted and the fee payment options will also be available. You can make the fee payment online or print out the 159 and submit it with payment (check, money order, credit card) to:
    Federal Communications Commission
    Wireless Bureau Applications
    P. O. Box 979097
    St. Louis, MO, 63197-9000
    This fee must be received within 10 calendar days of the filing.
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