New chief surveyor at IOM Registry


Gary Raby appointed chief surveyor of Isle of Man Registry

Gary RabyThe Isle of Man Registry has
announced the appointment of Gary Raby as chief surveyor. He will be
responsible for ensuring that Isle of Man
registered aircraft conform to international standards including airworthiness,
certification and maintenance.

Raby has 25 years of
aviation experience, initially with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers, followed by Manx Airlines (British Airways CitiExpress/BA Connect)
where he progressed to engineering manager, responsible for a base maintenance
facility for six years.

Gary is currently employed in the Aircraft Registry as an
airworthiness surveyor; he was recruited into the department in October 2009
and has since undergone intense training coupled with the practical application
of Aviation Safety Oversight, Aviation Regulation, Continued Airworthiness and
Continuing Airworthiness Management.

The Isle of Man Aircraft
Registry has been highly successful in attracting business since starting
operations on 1 May 2007 and has registered a total of 456
aircraft in its four and three quarter years since the launch.

Isle of Man Department
Member for Economic Development, Alex Downie, OBE, MLC said “We are very pleased to be able to promote
from within our existing Isle of Man Aircraft team. Gary has developed his skills in line with
the growth of the register which is now the seventh largest in the world. 
I wish him every success in his new role.”

Raby said “The transition from licensed aircraft
engineer to airworthiness surveyor involved a major change in my perspective of
the aviation profession, however the change was assisted by the dedicated
professionals within the Registry who aided my training in a clear and precise
way. I am grateful for the help that they have given me and will ensure
that in my role of chief surveyor this practice of rigorous professional
development within the Aircraft Registry will continue.”

He continued “My appointment as the chief surveyor of
this globally respected aircraft register is the highlight of my career in
aviation so far.  In particular, I am looking forward to applying the
management experience that I have gained from other areas of aviation to confirm and consolidate the Isle of Man’s position
as the premier Aircraft Register of private & corporate aircraft.”