Aircraft Registry News
NEWS Release 19th November 2012
Isle of Man Aircraft Registry wins Customer Service Award
Isle of Man Newspapers, in association with RBS International held their annual Awards for Excellence event in Douglas on the 15th November 2012. The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry was short listed as a finalist in the Customer Service category, sponsored by the Boston Group Limited.
Clive Anderson was the compare for the evening and the first award of the night was for the Customer Service category, the Aircraft Registry was announced as the winner by Greg Ellison who presented the award to Hartley Elder, Director of Civil Aviation.
More information here.
NEWS Update 14th November 2012
Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event; 11 - 13 December 2012
The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and organisations from the Islands private sector will be attending the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central, UAE between the 11th and 13th December 2012. Hartley Elder, Director of Civil Aviation will be working with these organisations during the three days.
The latest list of organisations attending include:
|Aerotech International Limited||Affinity Management Services Limted|
|Airwave||Appleby Aviation Ltd|
|Boston Group Limited||Cavendish Trust Company Limited|
|Cayman National Bank and Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited||Charterhouse Lombard Limited|
|Döhle (IOM) Ltd||Equiom Trust Company Limited|
|Fortress Management Services Limited||ICM Aviation Limited|
|ILS Fiduciaries||InTrust Manx Limited|
|PKF (Isle of Man) LLC||Sovereign Trust (Isle of Man) Limited|
|Standard Bank Group Limited||Vantage Corporate Services Limited|
NEWS RELEASE 16th August 2012
Isle of Man Aircraft Registry voted ‘best in the world’
A survey of leading aviation lawyers from around the world, conducted by leading aviation publication ‘Corporate Jet Investor’, has voted the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry the best aircraft registry in the world. Votes were cast in four categories: speed of service; customer service; value for money; and innovation.
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry appeared as one of the top three registries in all categories, coming out on top for speed of service and innovation. See the full news release.
NEWS RELEASE 8th August 2012
Presentation made to owners of 500th ‘M’ registered aircraft
Following on from the registration of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry’s 500th aircraft, a Bombardier Global 5000, the Island’s Director of Civil Aviation, Hartley Elder, has made a presentation to a representative of the aircraft’s owners, Jana Aviation Limited, during a recent visit to Beirut at the facility of Executive Aircraft Services. See the full news release
NEWS RELEASE 29th June 2012
Isle of Man registers 500th aircraft
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has announced the achievement of a significant milestone with the registration late yesterday of its 500th aircraft since its inception on 1st May 2007. The 500th aircraft registered was a Bombardier Global 5000, registration M-SEAS, which was delivered new from the factory in Montreal Canada. See the full news release.
NEWS RELEASE 7th March 2012
Isle of Man Aircraft Registry appoints new chief surveyor
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has announced the appointment of Gary Raby to the role of Chief Surveyor. Working with Director of Civil Aviation, Hartley Elder, Gary will be responsible for ensuring that Isle of Man registered aircraft conform to international standards including airworthiness, certification and maintenance. He 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. See the full news release
NEWS RELEASE 3rd October 2011
5th Annual Future of Business Jets conference
The Aircraft Registry is again a sponsor of the 5th Annual Future of Business Jets conference in London on 2/3 November 2011 - Further details can be found here.
NEWS RELEASE 28th September 2011
Isle of Man Aircraft Registry appoints new Director of Civil Aviation
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry today announces the appointment of Hartley Elder to the role of Director of Civil Aviation. Download the full news release
NEWS RELEASE 16th June 2011
Isle of Man Director of CAA to take up new challanges
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has announced that it will be searching for a new Director of Civil Aviation to replace Brian Johnson, who will be stepping down from the role in the Department of Economic Development, effective 26th August 2011. Download the full News Release
NEWS RELEASE 15th November 2010
Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event
The Aircraft Registry will be represented at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event, www.meba.aero 07-09 December 2010, Dubai, UAE.
NEWS RELEASE 1st July 2010
Isle of Man Aircraft Registry continues impressive growth
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry continues its impressive performance and during June registered the first Embraer Lineage 1000 in Europe and showed a 63% growth in new aircraft during the third year up to 30th April 2010 - Download the full News Release
NEWS RELEASE 14th June2010
4th Annual Future of Business Jets conference
The Aircraft Registry is again a sponsor of the 4th Annual Future of Business Jets conference in London on 10/11 November 2010 - Further details can be found here.
NEWS RELEASE 1st May 2010
Double celebration for Isle of Man Aircraft Registry
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry marked completion of three years of operation today by announcing continuing impressive growth in its fleet and of the development of the Isle of Man’s first ‘home grown’ Aviation Regulator and Airworthiness Surveyor.
Since the Registry was established on May 1st 2007 over 240 high quality private and corporate jets and high quality twin turbine-engine helicopters have been registered. Download the full News Release.
NEWS RELEASE 9th November 2009
Impressive growth of Island's aircraft register continues
After only 30 months operation the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has already registered 175 aircraft. Further information is available here .
NEWS RELEASE 14th July 2009
The Future of Business Jets 4-5 November 2009
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry is proud to jointly sponsor the third Future of Business Jets Conference in London, UK. Further information is available here .
NEWS RELEASE 6th May 2009
IBA launches a new repossession service and temporary registration in conjunction with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.
Leading aviation consultancy, the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA), today announces its new 'turnkey' repossession service and temporary registration in collaboration with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry. The new service has been set up to provide a register for commercial aircraft while they transition from one operator to another. Download the full news release here (Pdf file).
NEWS RELEASE 27th November 2008
Isle of Man registers its 100th aircraft
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has announced that it has just registered its 100th aircraft, a Learjet 60, since launching on 1st May 2007.
Director of Civil Aviation Brian Johnson commented:“This represents a significant milestone for us, but just as pleasing are the positive comments and compliments we have received from satisfied customers all over the world.”
DTI Minister Hon David Cretney MHK commented: “I offer my warmest congratulations to Brian Johnson and all the staff at the Aircraft Registry on this achievement. The high quality service they offer and their continued success has helped reinforce the Isle of Man’s position as an international business centre with a diverse economy.” Ends
NEWS RELEASE 21st November 2008
First Isle of Man-based Airworthiness Surveyor thanks DTI for support
The first Isle of Man-based Airworthiness Surveyor has thanked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for helping him achieve his certification.
Andy Dixon, Managing Director of Port St Mary-based ‘Aero Projx Limited’, received his Certificate of Authorisation from Director of Civil Aviation, Brian Johnson, earlier this month and was keen to highlight the support he had received from DTI to enable him to achieve this status.
Picture shows Brian Johnson, left, presenting Andy with his Certificate.
Andy Dixon commented: “In April 2007 I signed up to the DTI’s Small Business Start-Up Scheme which helped me think about business fundamentals and taught me the basic skills involved in running my own business. I also took advantage of the grant the Scheme offers to purchase a laptop and a desktop computer, which are vital accessories in enabling me to run my own business.”
Andy had decided to start his own business after opting to stay in the Isle of Man with his family following his ex-employer’s decision to relocate off-Island.
Andy continued:“My family enjoys such a great quality of life in the Isle of Man so we didn’t want to relocate back to the UK. I wanted to remain in the aircraft industry, specifically in technical project management, and start a business that would utilise my skills as a management consultant". The excellent support and help I received from the DTI helped me achieve that ambition and I started Aero Projx Ltd in May 2007 after completing the Small Business Start-Up Scheme.”
With the help of the Isle of Man’s Director of Civil Aviation, Brian Johnson, Andy was brought to the attention of Baines Simmons, an international leader in airworthiness and aviation safety consulting. They have now recommended that Andy be certified as an Airworthiness Surveyor for the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.
DTI Minister David Cretney commented:“I am delighted for Andy that he has become the first Isle of Man-based Airworthiness Surveyor for the Aircraft Registry. Furthermore, on behalf of the Department I am grateful for his acknowledgement of the support we have provided him via the Small Business Start-Up Scheme and the Aircraft Registry. The Isle of Man has an excellent track record in helping local businesses with around 90% of supported start-ups succeeding, proving that the entrepreneurial spirit can flourish in the Isle of Man.” Ends
NEWS RELEASE 17th November 2008
DTI Minister congratulates Isle of Man Aircraft Registry on top award
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon David Cretney MHK, has congratulated the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry on winning the Public Sector Achievement of the Year award at the Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence. Director of Civil Aviation, Brian Johnson, received the award on behalf of the Registry and thanked his team for their help and support since the Register’s launch on 1st May 2007.
Brian Johnson commented:“I would like to thank the staff in the Aircraft Registry for their hard work and dedication which has seen the number of aircraft registered in the Isle of Man reach nearly 100 in a little over 18 months. I am also grateful for the support of Minister Cretney and his office over this period. This is a really great team effort and I am delighted to accept the award on their behalf.”
DTI Minister David Cretney commented: “I am so pleased for Brian and his team as I know how hard they have worked over the last 18 months to establish what is now considered a world-class aircraft register. This new business sector of aircraft registration has opened up new opportunities for local companies, such as corporate service providers, who have benefited from the keen interest shown in exploiting the many advantages of registering an aircraft in the Isle of Man." Ends
NEWS RELEASE 16th October 2008
Chief Surveyor appointment further strengthens Isle of Man’s fast growing Aircraft Registry
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry today announces the appointment of Hartley Elder to the newly created role of Chief Surveyor.
Working with Director of Civil Aviation, Brian Johnson, Hartley will be responsible for ensuring that Isle of Man registered aircraft conform to international standards including airworthiness, certification and maintenance.
The role is in line with the strategic development of the Island’s aircraft registry, which has easily surpassed expectations since its launch in 2007.
Hartley Elder brings over 30 years of aircraft maintenance and engineering experience in both the public and private sector. Prior to accepting the position with the Isle of Man Government he was technical officer-airworthiness with the International Civil Aviation Organisation. He has also held senior positions at the UK Civil Aviation Authority where he was a senior airworthiness surveyor and previous to this, with British Airways where he worked as a technical support engineer.
Commenting on his new position Hartley Elder said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an aviation regulator whilst it is still in its formative stage. Since its establishment just 18 months ago the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has enjoyed outstanding growth without sacrificing quality and service and I believe I have the knowledge and experience to help develop the register further."
“With the number of aircraft on the register growing rapidly the role also brings many challenges which I am looking forward to and I am proud to be part of a dedicated team who continually aim to deliver the highest worldwide standards.”
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry started operations on 1st May 2007 with the aim of establishing the Island as a one-stop shop for aviation business. The registry’s target aircraft are professionally-flown new corporate jets for international blue-chip companies and high net worth individuals who will find that conducting aviation business on the Isle of Man is a friendly, efficient experience. In its first year over 50 aircraft were registered and only eighteen months after its establishment over 90 aircraft from all the major aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing and Airbus, have been registered worldwide.
DTI Minister David Cretney commented: “We are delighted to welcome Hartley to the Isle of Man at this exciting time. The recruitment of a Chief Surveyor is testament to the increase in numbers of people looking for a quality jurisdiction in which to register their corporate aircraft. As we fast approach 100 registrations, Hartley’s technical and professional experience brings to the Registry the necessary skills and talent to continue our exceptional growth as well as maintain the Registry’s unparalleled record in international safety and service standards.” Ends