Register an Aircraft

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry specialises in quality private and corporate business jets.

We offer a tailored registration process with personal, friendly and professional service.

Before you begin your journey with us, please check the 'ground rules' below to see if your aircraft meets the basic requirements for registration in the Isle of Man...

  • Aircraft may only be operated for private or corporate purposes whilst on the Register - commercial operations are not permitted;
  • Owners of Isle of Man registered aircraft must be qualified under the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 as amended;
  • Aeroplanes with MTOM of 5,700 kg or above may be registered;
  • Aeroplanes with MTOM between 2,730 kg and 5,700 kg may be considered if accompanied by significant economic benefit to the Isle of Man private sector;
  • Aircraft of any weight owned by Isle of Man residents (N.B. aircraft must be Type Certified);
  • Aircraft awaiting commercial leases may be registered - further information is available on our dedicated webpage;
  • Twin turbine-engine helicopters may be registered;
  • Complete details of who are qualified to hold legal or beneficial interest by way of ownership in an aircraft registered in the Isle of Man are available here.

Our registration consists of the letter 'M', a hyphen and four letters (M-****).

You can have the next four letters from the Register or, for a small extra fee (£150), you can select a ‘cherished’ registration and this will be reserved for you for a period of 1 year.

Check availability of your chosen registration marks using our Online Services Portal, or contact the Registry Services Team for confirmation.

Reserve an out of sequence Registration Mark of your choice by visiting our Online Services Portal.  

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry directly accepts the Type Certificates issued by:

  1. EASA (Europe)
  2. FAA (USA)
  3. TCCA (Canada)
  4. ANAC (Brazil) subject to the aircraft type design holding an issued TC from either EASA/FAA/TCCA

The IOMAR list of accepted Type Certificates to date, can be found on our online portal (for a complete list follow the hyperlink and then just click ‘Search’).

If your aircraft does not appear on the list, please contact the Registry Services Team for assistance.

Aircraft should not be de-registered from their previous state of register until such a time as applications for registration have been accepted by the IOMAR.

An Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA) is not required in order to register an aircraft subject to the aircraft holding a current CoA at the date of application for registration, or exceptionally and at our discretion, a CoA that has expired by up to 1 month. In the absence of such a CoA, an Export CoA is needed which must have been issued within 12 months of the date of application for registration being received.

If you do not have any of the above then contact the IOMAR to discuss potential alternative acceptable means of compliance (see notes on Form 3).

If the aircraft is a new build the Export Certificate of Airworthiness should be provided as soon as available. The Export Certificate of Airworthiness, current Certificate of Airworthiness or Acceptable Means of Compliance should be provided to the Registry prior to the day of the survey.

Any survey required for the issue of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness must have been completed before the IOMAR surveyor commences the initial Certificate of Airworthiness survey.

The aircraft should be prepared for survey in accordance with Registry Publication 7 Checklist for Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA) Issue.

An IOMAR surveyor will attend on a pre-arranged survey date and location with the intention of making a recommendation for a Certificate of Airworthiness to be issued so that the aircraft may operate as soon as possible afterwards.

For details of remote digital surveys that are being conducted due to COVID-19 please see our dedicated page here.

Please refer to the checklist in Registry Publication 1 which includes links to each of the forms to be completed.