The Isle of Man Registers 500th Aircraft

July 11, 2012 By

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has reached a significant milestone with the registration of its 500th M-prefixed aircraft, a Bombardier Global 5000 business jet.

The aircraft, registration M-SEAS, is a modern, ultra long range, 18-seater regarded as an invaluable asset for anyone conducting business on an international scale. It was delivered new from the Bombardier factory in Montreal, Canada to a customer living in the Middle East.

The Registry’s landmark achievement has been praised by a Cavendish Aviation Director.  “As an Isle of Man corporate services provider with strong links to the aviation industry, we would like to congratulate everyone associated with the Registry for all their hard work and commitment. The tremendous success of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has not only helped establish the Island as a one stop shop for aviation services, but is also a perfect example of why the Island is such a highly respected international business centre,” she said.

Hartley Elder, the Isle of Man’s Director of Civil Aviation, recognised that for many owners of private and corporate business jets, working with the Aircraft Registry was their first experience of doing business with the Isle of Man. “We hope the ‘first impression’ we create will encourage them to consider doing more business with the island’s private sector,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Isle of Man’s Minister for Economic Development, John Shimmin MHK, commented:  “I would like to congratulate Hartley Elder and all the team at the Registry on this achievement. The tremendous success of the Register is testament to their hard work, high levels of customer service and to the strong relationships they have built with the aviation services industry in the Isle of Man which, in turn, has performed a magnificent job in developing this sector.”

The IOM Aircraft Registry was established in 2007 as the world’s first dedicated private aircraft registry. Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database has confirmed that it remains the fastest-growing offshore aircraft register in the world and the seventh-largest business jet register.