IoM Registry Success

More than 50 aircraft were placed on the new Isle of Man (IoM) aircraft registry in its first year, significantly more than originally planned. The new system, using the M- prefix, was launched on May 1, 2007, with a conservative estimate of registering up to 12 corporate jets and helicopters in the first year. However, by the time it celebrated its first anniversary, 51 aircraft had taken-up M- markings.
“The number is all the more impressive when you consider that we have turned down a similar number of aircraft, including historic war planes and light aircraft, which did not meet our business plan,” revealed the Hon David Cretney, Minister for Trade and Industry.