This year the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry is celebrating 10 years of service, with over 952 aircraft registered to date.
Launched in 2007, the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has grown substantially over the past 10 years, developing enhanced online services and driving excellence in standards of safety and customer support.
The anniversary year started in fine style with the Registry being awarded Best Global Aviation Registry for 2017 by World Commerce Review. In June the Isle of Man Aviation Conference took place, proving to be a great success and, for the first time in its history, was over-subscribed.
Registry staff are focused on maintaining momentum and this is demonstrated by continued improvements to customer service, a complete rebrand process and development of a brand new website due to be on line by late summer.
Martyn Perkins MHK, Member with responsibility for the Aircraft Registry, commented:
‘The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry is truly a first-class registry, being the sixth largest international private business aviation registry in the world and home to hundreds of corporate aircraft. The Island’s economy is boosted by the efforts of the Aircraft Registry, with private sector companies working closely with us to provide extra services and support for the registered aircraft.’
Simon Williams, Director of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry (IOMAR), commented:
‘The growth over the last 10 years is testament to the hard work of the team at the Registry and the strong Isle of Man business model that we have developed and advanced. The IOMAR is synonymous with high regulatory standards. We have grown a quality Register renowned for its speed of service, dedicated support and international compliance. I am delighted to be here to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Registry and look forward to the next 10!’
Over the past 3 years, the IOMAR has:
• Successfully introduced and continued to develop a new IT support system for clients.
• Completed the transformation to entirely digital operations with all documentation now being generated and distributed electronically, which greatly enhances efficiency and service to our clients.
• Significantly updated the Island’s aviation legislation to incorporate the latest international requirements and put in place an ambitious future legislative plan.
Further developments to IOMAR are planned into 2017 and beyond including:
• Additional online services for clients.
• The Cape Town Convention will become operational on the Isle of Man on 1st January 2018.
• Continued pro-active support for M-registered, European-based clients striving for compliance with the evolving European aviation regulatory suite.
Photo - Martyn Perkins MHK (far left), Simon Williams (far right) and the Aircraft Registry team.