The Guernsey Aircraft Registry (the "Aircraft Registry") was established in 2013 with the coming into effect of the Aviation Registry (Guernsey) Law (the "Aircraft Registry Law") and since that time has grown significantly (and we expect it will continue to do so). The Aircraft Registry is operated as a public-private partnership by the States of Guernsey and SGI Guernsey under the brand name "2-REG".

The name 2-REG reflects, amongst other things, the unique registration mark system offered by the Aircraft Registry, which is formulated with the prefix 2 followed by four letters, allowing unique and attractive letter combinations.

The Aircraft Registry provides owners, operators and lessors of aircraft with the ability to register aircraft or aircraft engines on the aircraft register or aircraft engine register respectively. On 17 March 2017 the Aircraft Registry reported that it had registered 176 aircraft in total since its establishment and, that as at that date there were currently 100 aircraft registered. Some of the registration marks include "2-COOL", "2-HIGH", 2-SEXY", "2-LOVE" and "2-OFUS".

Amongst other recent initiatives, the establishment of the Aircraft Registry has strengthened Guernsey's offering to financial services, as well as its position as a leading financial jurisdiction. Given the increasing number of registrations and growth of the Aircraft Registry and increasing work and questions in that regard, this briefing guide describes the Aircraft Registry and the benefits for choosing Guernsey as the place to register.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.