Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946


Greetings All,

I want to ask for your support of House Bill 975 which will act to clarify that that liens claimed under Florida law for labor, services, fuel, or material furnished to an aircraft are not possessory liens and thus, a person claiming such a lien does not need to keep the aircraft in his or her possession to enforce the lien. The bill allows a lienor to enforce a lien for fuel, labor, services, or material furnished to an aircraft even if the lienor releases the aircraft to the owner or operator. This will make it easier for a lienor to recover money owed for maintenance on an aircraft without keeping a commercial aircraft out of service and potentially disrupting commercial air travel. This will also allow the owner or operator of an aircraft on which a lien is claimed to keep using the aircraft while he or she works to satisfy the lien.

Please take the time to email Governor DeSantis directly to show support for the bill, here is the link: https://www.votervoice.net/NBAA/campaigns/64855/respond

Thanks all, Richard L. Richards, President