Isle of Man registry now has over 350 aircraft

Terry Spruce

Isle of ManDespite
the global economic uncertainty the Isle of Man
aircraft registry has continued to grow over the past year. Recent figures show the
registry has grown 50 per cent since May 2010 and has now registered over 350
aircraft. 

Aircraft registered in the last 12 months
include the first Embraer Lineage 1000 in Europe
and another 8 Global Express aircraft bringing the total of Bombardier aircraft
registered to over 70.

The Registry will be attending Europe’s largest business jet conference, EBACE,
in Geneva 17
– 19 May.

Supported by the Isle of Man Registry, five Isle of
Man companies will be attending the conference; Appleby; Cavendish Aviation;
Equiom Trust Company Limited; Martyn Fiddler Associates Limited; OCRA Aerospace
(Isle of Man) Limited.

Brian E Johnson, director of civil aviation said “The global downturn has brought uncertainty and new
challenges to the corporate aircraft industry. However, through the
high-quality services offered and our competitive charges, we have continued to
grow and engage with an increasing number of global corporations. EBACE offers
us a further opportunity to interact with key individuals and businesses,
showcasing the benefits of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry and supporting
services. We are confident that 2011 will be another successful year with more
than 30 private and corporate jets already currently being processed for
registration.”

Minister for Economic
Development, Allan Bell MHK said  “The continuing success of the registry
demonstrates the hard work and commitment of the team since its establishment
in May 2007. The dynamic and business-friendly approach within the sector also
typifies the broader advantages of the Isle of Man
as an international centre for business.”

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