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Island's Aircraft Register named as Best Global Aviation Registry

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Simon WIlliams - Director of Civil AviationThe Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has been named Best Global Aviation Registry in World Commerce Review Magazine’s 2017 awards.

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the Department of Economic Development, commented:

‘This award is yet another accolade for the Island’s aircraft registry which is renowned around the world for its high regulatory standards coupled with a customer-friendly approach. This latest recognition is testament to the hard work of the team and the Isle of Man’s outstanding proposition. The Island’s superb registry services support a significant cross-section of industry and form a key part of our strategy to diversify the Island’s economy.’

Simon Williams, Director of Civil Aviation added:

‘I am delighted to accept this award from World Commerce Review. 2016 was another big year for the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry and it is excellent to see our hard work being recognised internationally. In the last 12 months we have continued to focus on incremental improvements to our customer service offering. We have successfully introduced key IT support upgrades and launched online services in line with Government’s Digital Strategy, all of which have significantly improved efficiency. We have also secured a long term arrangement for the provision of aviation support services, particularly airworthiness surveys, which further improves the support provided to our international clients. 

‘As the Registry approaches its tenth anniversary we have now registered the 925th aircraft since commencing operations and are maintaining our position as the sixth largest private/corporate aircraft registry in the world. The fact that we are still registering aircraft at a healthy rate notwithstanding the tough international trading conditions is a strong endorsement of the Isle of Man business model.’

The World Commerce Review award panel considered product innovation, on-going customer support, and best practice criteria. Shortlisted registries were also required to demonstrate a continuing commitment to deploying the best possible solutions for the benefit of their clients. 

Image: Simon Williams - Director of Civil Aviation

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