The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has announced the registration of its 500th aircraft since its inception on 1 May 2007. The aircraft in question was a Bombardier Global 5000, registration M-SEAS, which was delivered new from the factory in Montreal Canada.

Minister for Economic Development, John Shimmin MHK, commented:
"I would like to congratulate Hartley Elder and all the team at the Registry on this achievement. The business-friendly approach offered by the Registry and industry typifies the advantages of the Isle of Man as an International Business Centre and has helped establish the Island as a one stop shop for aviation services."

Director of Civil Aviation, Hartley Elder, commented:
"The Aircraft Register specialises in the registration of Private and Corporate owned business jets; for many of the owners of these jets, this would be their first experience of doing business with the Isle of Man, we hope the 'first impression' we create will encourage them to consider doing more business with the island's private sector."

Furthermore, the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has received another important industry accolade, winning Overall Best Aircraft Registry according to the Corporate Jet Investor 2012 Aircraft Registration Survey.

It also won in the Quickest Speed of Service category and Most Innovative category. The survey asked leading international lawyers for their view on aircraft registries around the world. The general consensus was that the Isle of Man Registry was the most "user friendly" and ideal for aircraft not intended to operate commercially.

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