Qualified Ownership

We register Private and Corporate operated business jets over 5,700 kgs maximum weight and twin turbine helicopters (no commercial flying permitted).

The aircraft has to be registered to a person or company from any of the countries of the British Commonwealth, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, or in accordance with Exemption 17/2018; full details are available below:

(1) Only the following persons are qualified to hold a legal or beneficial interest by way of ownership in an aircraft registered in the Isle of Man or in a share in such an aircraft—

    (a) the Crown in right of the Isle of Man, the United Kingdom or any part of the United Kingdom;

    (b) Commonwealth citizens;

    (c) Nationals of any EEA State or Switzerland;

    (d) British protected persons;

    (e) bodies incorporated in some part of the Commonwealth or having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business in a part of the Commonwealth; or

    (f) undertakings formed in accordance with the law of the Isle of Man, an EEA State or Switzerland and having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the Isle of Man, an EEA State or Switzerland.

(2) If an unqualified person resides or has a place of business in the Isle of Man and holds a legal or beneficial interest by way of ownership in an aircraft or in a share in an aircraft, the Department may register the aircraft in the Isle of Man if it is satisfied that the aircraft may otherwise be properly registered.

(3) If an aircraft is chartered by demise to a person qualified under paragraph (1) the Department may, whether or not an unqualified person is entitled as owner to a legal or beneficial interest in the aircraft, register the aircraft in the Isle of Man in the name of the charterer by demise if it is satisfied that the aircraft may otherwise be properly so registered.

(4) Subject to this Part, an aircraft registered under paragraph (3) may remain registered during the continuation of the charter.

The “Commonwealth” as defined in the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015. 

Anguilla Ghana Samoa  
Antigua  and Barbuda  Grenada Seychelles 
Australia   Guyana Sierra Leone
The Bahamas   India Singapore
Bangladesh   Isle of Man Solomon Islands
Barbados Jamaica South Africa
Belize   Kenya Sovereign Base areas on Cyprus
Bermuda     Kiribati South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
Botswana Lesotho Sri Lanka
British Indian Ocean Territory Malawi St Helena & its dependencies  (Ascension Island & Tristan da Cunha)
British Antarctic Territory   Malaysia St Kitts and Nevis    
British Virgin Islands Maldives   St Lucia
Brunei Malta St Vincent and the Grenadines
Cameroon Mauritius Swaziland    
Canada   Montserrat Tonga  
Cayman Islands   Mozambique    Trinidad and Tobago  
Channel Islands Namibia Turks and Caicos Islands
Cyprus   Nauru Tuvalu  
Darussalam   New Zealand Uganda
Dominica Nigeria United Kingdom  
Falkland Islands Pakistan United Republic of Tanzania
Fiji Islands   Pitcairn Islands Vanuatu 
Gibraltar Papua New Guinea Zambia 


EEA States

Austria Greece Netherlands
Belgium Hungary Norway
Bulgaria Iceland Poland
Czech Republic Ireland Portugal  
Cyprus Italy Romania
Denmark Latvia Slovakia
Estonia Liechtenstein Slovenia
Finland Lithuania Spain
France Luxembourg Sweden  
Germany Malta United Kingdom

   

OTHER QUALIFYING COUNTRIES

Switzerland
Hong Kong, Japan, USA and China but only for aircraft awaiting commercial leases (parked airliners) in accordance with Exemption 17/2018

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