Lewis Hamilton selects Isle Of Man to register his private jet

February 12, 2013 By

Fast on four wheels, now fast in the air, too!  Formula One racing driver, Lewis Hamilton, has selected the Isle of Man, as the most advantageous jurisdiction to register his new, top of the range private jet.

The 2008 F1 Champion recently took delivery of a blood-red Bombardier C-600 at the Island’s Ronaldsway airport.  The jet, which has a cruising speed of 500 mph, is now numbered alongside over 500 other aircraft listed on the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, recently voted the best in the world in a leading international survey.

In a global poll of prominent aviation lawyers, carried out by the top aviation publication ‘Corporate Jet Investor’ the Registry finished in the top three in each of the four survey categories in which votes were cast :  customer service; value for money; speed of service and innovation, coming out on top in the latter two sections.

The general consensus was that the Registry was the most user-friendly and ideal for aircraft not intended to operate commercially.

Worldwide, since its launch in 2007, the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry is also the fastest growing offshore register.

A major factor in the success of the Island’s Aircraft Register has been the availability of world-class, Isle of Man based corporate service providers, like Cavendish Trust, offering import, registration and administration services for private jet owners.