A new medal for the Isle of Man and its Aviation industry

With the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition recently wrapped up and the 2017 IoM Aviation Conference close approaching, new research results are further boosting the Island’s reputation for jets registration. Well, perfect timing.

Let’s take a step back.

The Isle of Man holds the largest corporate aircraft registry in Europe and the sixth largest private/corporate aircraft registry in the world.

Furthermore, the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry (IOMAR) has been recently named Best Global Aviation Registry in World Commerce Review Magazine’s 2017 Awards as a result of its continuing commitment to deployment of the best possible solutions for the benefit of their clients, product innovation, best practice criteria and on-going customer service.

So, what’s new?

According to Colibri Aircraft, which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, the Isle of Man has the second largest number of registered private jets in Europe (325), just following Germany (404). For the sake of curiosity, the Island is more than 100 ahead of the UK which has been ranked as the third-largest home in Europe to private jets.

Europe as a whole has seen a rise in the number of private jets registered within its shores over the past year. “The European private jet market is the third biggest in the world after North and South America, and the number of private jets in the continent is increasing,” said Colibri Managing Director, Oliver Stone.

The Isle of Man registry plays its part in raising the number of both private and corporate aircraft registered in Europe by offering an attractive alternative to the traditional ones. This month has indeed seen the 10th anniversary of the IOMAR with 935 aircraft registered until now.

With a customer focused approach and a competitive scheme of charges, the IOMAR is entirely focused on providing clients with tailored services. The provision of customer excellence coupled with the highest regulatory standards ensures that the Registry’s reputation will continue to reach far and wide and the Isle of Man prefix (which is M followed by four letters) will be carried all over the world.

The Island, its Registry and services providers are looking forward to reaching the thousandth registration, possibly by the end of 2017. All things considered, it would be a very achievable goal.


Written by Marta Bellamoli, Marketing Co-ordinator