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Aircraft Registry

About Us

Safety with Service

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry was established to provide a customer focused service for the registration of high quality private and corporate jets and high quality twin turbine-engine helicopters. Isle of Man registered aircraft cannot be used for Commercial Air Transport. As the only dedicated corporate aircraft register in Europe, the Registry offers high international standards and a competitive scheme of charges. Our policy is to only accept airplanes over 5,700 kgs MTOM and twin turbine helicopters. Aircraft with a MTOM of between 2,730 kgs and 5,700 kgs may be considered for registration only if supported by significant economic benefit to the Isle of Man. There is no MTOM restriction for aircraft registered for Isle of Man residents.

We have seventeen Surveyors resident in Central Europe, USA, UK and the Isle of Man, which enables us to provide an efficient and cost-effective service.

  • Our latest Registry Publication explaining the service we offer banks and leasing companies for the registration of commercial airliners, which are parked or between leases can be found here.
  • We are receiving a number of requests for information on the forthcoming EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The following link provides UK information - Department of Energy & Climate Change

  • At the end of 2013, only 6 years since the register was established, we registered our 650th aircraft.

    The Isle of Man has an international reputation as a tax-efficient, but responsible and co-operative jurisdiction and appears on the OECD ‘white list’ of countries complying with the global standard for tax co-operation and exchange of information.

    Some other benefits of registering an aircraft in the Isle of Man:
    • High regulatory standards
    • High service levels and quality international reputation
    • Neutral Nationality registration prefix
    • Secure mortgage register
    • No insurance premium tax (6% in UK)
    • European time zone
    • Professional infrastructure with experience in aviation finance
    • Clear and simple taxation regime
    • Stable legal and political environment

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any further information you require.

    Hartley Elder
    Director of Civil Aviation

    Gary Raby
    Chief Surveyor and Deputy Director of Civil Aviation

    Mark Manton
    Operations Manager

    Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
    St George's Court
    Upper Church Street
    Douglas
    Isle of Man IM1 1EX
    British Isles

    Tel + 44 (0)1624 682358
    Fax + 44 (0)1624 682355

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    Further information about the Isle of Man is available from the 'Isle of Man Where you Can' website: www.whereyoucan.im

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