Aircraft Registration and Marking Legislation

Closed 1 Oct 2021

Opened 23 Aug 2021


This consultation sets out our proposals for the replacement of the aircraft registration and marking provisions currently in the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 with new legislation.

This aviation specific technical consultation is expected to be of relevance to owners or operators of aircraft registered in the Isle of Man and to those persons and companies that support and facilitate the ownership and registration of such aircraft e.g. aircraft management services; corporate service providers; etc. The content of the consultation has no direct effect on the Isle of Man general public.

The draft Civil Aviation (Aircraft Registration and Marking) Order (“the Registration and Marking Order”) will introduce legislation which will apply to all those wishing to make an application to register an aircraft in the Isle of Man and those with aircraft already so registered.

The draft Civil Aviation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order (“the Miscellaneous Amendment Order”) amends the Civil Aviation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2020 (“the Miscellaneous Provisions Order”) in support of the new Registration and Marking Order.  The Miscellaneous Provisions Order contains secondary legislation in relation to common interpretations of words or expressions used in the Registration and Marking Order, the conduct of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry (the Aircraft Registry) and administrative provisions. 

The survey sets out the main changes that are being proposed and asks specific questions for your response. You can view a comparison of all of the existing and proposed legislation in the Comparison document below.

In parallel with the new Registration and Marking Order, there will be revocation and some amendments to a number of articles of the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 to ensure that there are no conflicting provisions in place.  You can view a list of the changes that will be made in the IOM ANO Amendments document below. There will be provision to ensure the continued validity of a Certificate of Registration already issued under the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015.

You may find it useful to refer to the consultation document, proposed Orders and related documentation below before you begin the Survey. 

Why your views matter

Your input will help us make an informed decision on the future of legislation pertaining to aircraft registration and marking.


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