Southern England-based business aircraft sales, charter and management firm ConnectJets has been awarded the UK dealership for the Piaggio Aero Avanti II. As such, it is now the dealer for the twin turboprop in the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. ConnectJets said it will soon announce a partner so it can launch a shared-ownership program later this year for Avanti II clients throughout the UK and aforementioned self-governing Crown dependencies.
Isle of Man
Private Jet Company (PJC), a new $4 million FBO due to open next week on the Isle of Man, is promising substantial savings for aircraft operators using it as a transit point in and out of the European Union (EU). Since the British Crown Dependency is outside the EU, it claims it can provide savings of up to 60 percent from reduced exposure to the cost of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme charges.
After four highly successful years Brian Johnson, the man behind the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry and the island’s first Director of Civil Aviation, leaves on August 26 to pursue a new challenge (the Swaziland registry, according to some reports).
Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man expects to award by the end of this month a contract to build and operate a new FBO to cater to the growing number of business aircraft visiting the offshore financial center. Construction work is due to begin in the summer and should be completed within 12 months. The new facility will include almost 27,000 sq ft of hangar space with an adjoining dedicated ramp
of almost 22,000 sq ft.
The new Isle of Man aircraft registry could be a possible safe haven for N-registered business aircraft based in Europe. European civil aviation authorities, such as those of France and the UK, have indicated that they are unwilling to tolerate the situation in which aircraft that spend most of their time in Europe remain on the U.S.
In the year since it was created on May 1, 2007, the Isle of Man aircraft registry has established itself as a popular offshore registry for business jet owners. Just over 50 aircraft have taken the Isle of Man’s M-tail numbers, more than four times the number targeted by the British Crown Dependency’s government.
Starting May 1, the Isle of Man–a British Crown Dependency located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland–will have its own aircraft registry, open only to corporate and private aircraft. The UK government recently notified ICAO that it is allowing the Isle of Man to use the previously idle “M” tail number registration that was allocated to the UK in 1919.
The Isle of Man, a UK Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea, hopes to have its own private aircraft register established by the end of next year. The new register, which will be operated in parallel with the UK’s “G” register, is being marketed to aircraft owners seeking to benefit from the island’s fiscal and legal jurisdiction.
The Isle of Man–a British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland–is on track to have its new aircraft register up and running this spring. The necessary changes to the offshore territory’s existing aviation legislation are due to go to its parliament this month.
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