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    Manufacture date

    Maybe a simple question to answer. I am nearly completed with a homebuilt that has changed hands a couple of times. The 'kit' was originaly sold by the Kit manufacturer in 1993. When I get the registration and A/W certificate paperwork done, hopefully in a few months (LOL), do I list it as a 2019 or as a 1993 date of manufacture?

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    I'd list 2019. 1993 is just when a bunch of parts were created.

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    Thanks Ron! That was exactly my thinking. Heck, the speed at which I get things done, it'll probably be 2020!!

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    The date of manufacture is the year when the airworthiness certificate is applied for (and usually issued). It doesn't matter when the project was started.
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    About 93% of the homebuilt aircraft listings in the FAA database include a "Model Year." As Joe said, this should be related to when the Airworthiness Certificate was applied for.

    Here's a histogram showing the Model Year for the homebuilt aircraft registered as of the first of January this year. Note that this show the aircraft *currently* in the registry, not the total added in that year.


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