This page shows only legislation directly relevant to the operation of M-registered aircraft.

The 'Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015' (IOM ANO) provides the legal requirements for civil aviation operations.  To assist our Operators, an Easy Reference Document has been published which includes the IOM ANO and any exemptions/general permissions in a simple easy to read document:

This document is not an official copy of the legislation. The following documents provide the original source material for the ‘IOM ANO Easy Reference Document’ and copies can be found on the IOMAR Legislation web page:

Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015;

Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2016;

Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2020.

The following legislation is also applicable to M-registered aircraft wherever they may be –

  • Civil Aviation (Rule of the Air) Order 2021 (SD 2021/0184) - applies common rules of the air and operational provisions regarding services and procedures in air navigation to all aircraft, air traffic service units, aerodrome operators and ground personnel engaged in aircraft operation;
  • Civil Aviation (Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air) Order 2020 (SD 2020/0138) – sets the circumstances in which dangerous goods may be carried by air;
  • Civil Aviation (Occurrence Reporting) Order 2020 (SD 2020/0137) - makes provision for persons involved in aviation activity to report occurrences which pose a significant risk to aviation safety;


The Isle of Man (IOM) Government is currently in the process of replacing the provisions of 'the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015' (the 2015 Order) with its own bespoke legislation.


As of the 1st August 2021, the following topics have been removed from 'the 2015 Order', and made into bespoke IOM Orders:

As a Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (UK), the Isle of Man (IOM) falls within the UK’s ratification of the Chicago Convention, please refer to the ‘Meeting International Standards’ dropdown on the ‘Overview’ page. 

The aviation legislation applicable to M- registered aircraft consists of our IOM national legislation and specific UK and European Union (EU) legislation which we have chosen to apply to the IOM.

Where UK and EU legislation has been applied to the IOM, a document has been prepared to provide the IOM ANO Easy Reference Document.