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Manx Air Register gets UK press

The youthful Manx Aircraft register has been given a useful mention in a supplement to the UK Times newspaper.

In the 'Private Aviation' supplement, subtitled 'a guide to doing business in the skies', the Island's new register features in an air charter article.

This quotes recent rapid growth, prompted by factors such as security, convenience and cost.

It goes on 'this has prompted the authorities on the Isle of Man to establish its own aircraft register.

The tax havens' director of aviation, Brian Johnson (pictured), says the advantage of such registration includes high regulatory and service standards, a secure mortgage registry, neutral registration prefix, competitive cost structure and a registry available 24 hours a day.

In parallel, the article goes on, Equiom Trust Company, formerly Anglo Irish Trust Company, has set up a new aircraft and management service named Flymann.

Its manager, Katherine Ellis, explained: 'Owners and operators of private aircraft are looking for a tax efficient ownership structure, plus exemplary financial and fiduciary management of what are very valuable assets.

'There are many parallels with super yacht ownership and we have based our service on our Yachtsmann super yacht registration and management operation.'

Its noted the former head of general aviation and chief flight examiner at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Captain John Hills, is on board to advise.

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