Hartley Elder retiring as Isle of Man Director of Civil Aviation


 Hartley Elder is retiring as director of Civil Aviation of the Isle of Man. Elder joined the registry five years ago and became director in October 2011.

‘I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Department to thank Hartley for his hard work and dedication to the Isle of Man” said John Shimmin MHK, the Isle of Man’s Minister for Economic Development. ‘While we will be sad to see Hartley depart his role as Director of Civil Aviation, he leaves the Aircraft Registry in a very healthy state which under his leadership has doubled in terms of both the number of aircraft on the register and the economic benefits the register brings to the Island.’

Elder joined from ICAO in Canada and one of his first responsibilities was managing the aircraft registries first ICAO audit. He has also led the development of the aircraft registry’s new IT system – the TARDIS – which is due to launch later this year.

“Since taking over as Director, Hartley has ensured the continuation of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry’s success and high standards, which have enabled the Isle of Man to become a world leader in the provision of aviation services,” said Shimmin.

He is retiring to the south coast of England. ‘I have enjoyed my time living on the Isle of Man and will remember my team in the Aircraft Registry and many friends and colleagues on the Island with great fondness,” said Elder.

The Isle of Man is now looking for a new director.