Baines Simmons awarded 10-year Isle of Man Aircraft Registry contract

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Aviation safety consultancy Baines Simmons has secured a 10-year contract to provide aviation support services to the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry (IoMAR), the sixth largest international business jet register and the fastest growing aircraft registry in the world.

Baines Simmons assisted the first Isle of Man director of civil aviation, Brian Johnson, in designing, building and launching the IoMAR on behalf of the Isle of Man government. IoMAR is known for award-winning levels of customer service and the highest standards of independent regulatory oversight.

Since IoMAR was launched on May 1, 2007, Baines Simmons’ airworthiness surveyors have completed 2,760 aircraft surveys, recommending Certificate of Airworthiness for issue, renewal or export. A total of 854 aircraft have been registered and there are 467 aircraft active on the register, covering private and corporate jets as well as twin-turbine helicopters. In addition, commercial airliners that are parked or between leases can be registered.

Current director of civil aviation Simon Williams said, “The highly specialist contract to provide aviation support services to the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry went out to formal tender in 2015. The Isle of Man government’s treasury led a rigorous process which saw the numerous companies who submitted a tender undergo a very detailed, thorough and objective assessment.

“Baines Simmons is to be congratulated for their successful tender following months of hard work. The team at the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry very much looks forward to continuing to work with Baines Simmons and to building on our highly successful strategic partnership. Formal confirmation of the treasury decision provides an excellent opportunity to continue to build the Isle of Man aviation sector which in turn will make a significant contribution to the Island economy.”

Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, owner of Baines Simmons, commented, “This one-year contract is a testament to the work and dedication of the team at Baines Simmons. The expertise of our team has ensured that from the outset the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has enjoyed a global reputation for award-winning customer service and the highest standards of independent regulatory oversight. We are delighted to have been successful in this latest tender process and look forward to further building on these strong foundations in the decade ahead.”

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