Operational & Emergency Equipment

The operational and emergency equipment which needs to be installed will depend upon where the aircraft is to be flown and aircraft type.

Note - It can also change periodically.

The definitive list of equipment is contained in our legislation 'Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015, as amended. See Schedule 3 Aircraft Equipment and Schedule 4 Radio Communication and radio navigation equipment of aircraft'.

To assist our operators further we have produced the following documents to enable them to locate the equipment requirements within the IOM ANO, and determine what equipment should be carried for the operation of their aircraft:

Operational and Emergency Equipment - Aeroplanes

Operational and Emergency Equipment - Helicopters


First Aid Kit Contents - Guidance for Operators of Isle of Man Registered Aircraft


The Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2016 removed the requirement for a prescriptive list of mandatory first aid items to be carried on-board an ‘M’ registered aircraft and consequently provided the operator with the flexibility to carry an appropriate first aid kit(s) and content dependent on the circumstances of their flight operations.


First Aid Kit(s) - Article 32 and Schedule 3 of the Order for the equipment of aircraft.

Schedule 3, Scale A, (3)  Accessible medical supplies comprising of one or more first aid kits appropriate to the number of passengers the aeroplane is authorised to carry; the contents* of the first aid kit or kits to be determined by the operator having due regard to the nature of the operation.


As guidance to aircraft operators, the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has listed below some typical first aid items that they may wish to consider, although operators may choose to vary from this to meet their own requirements and the circumstances of their flight operations. 

First Aid Kit(s) - Article 32 and Schedule 3 of the Order for the equipment of aircraft

*The following list provides guidance on typical contents of a first aid kit.

Antiseptic swabs (10/pack)

Bandage: adhesive strips

Bandage: gauze 7.5 cm × 4.5 m

Bandage: triangular; safety pins

Dressing: burn 10 cm × 10 cm

Dressing: compress, sterile 7.5 cm × 12 cm

Dressing: gauze, sterile 10.4 cm × 10.4 cm

Tape: adhesive 2.5 cm (roll)

Steri-strips (or equivalent adhesive strip)

Hand cleanser or cleansing towelettes

Pad with shield, or tape, for eye

Scissors: 10 cm (if allowed by national regulations)

Tape: Adhesive, surgical 1.2 cm × 4.6 m

Tweezers: splinter

Disposable gloves (multiple pairs)

Thermometers (non-mercury)

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation mask with one-way valve

First-aid manual, current edition

Incident record form


The following suggested medications can be included in the first aid kits:

Mild to moderate analgesic


Nasal decongestant