FAA Registration Expired For Trump Jet


A 1997 Citation X owned by Donald Trump has been flying with an expired FAA registration since Jan. 31, according to a story in today’s New York Times. Flying with a lapsed registration — which costs $5 for three years — could be a problem in the case of an accident, and also can subject the owner or operator to FAA fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment up to three years. If the jet is grounded, however, to sort out the paperwork issue, Trump has backup — three Sikorsky helicopters and a Boeing 757.

Trump was warned by the FAA that the jet’s registration was set to expire and was informed by the agency when it lapsed, according to the Times. The X flew as recently as Monday, for a campaign event in advance of the New York primary.