Having enjoyed spectacular success with the launch of the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry in 2007, Brian Johnson moved to Appleby (Booth 4439) to help the legal services company and offshore specialist advise Jersey, in the Channel Islands near France, launch its own registry. Ironically, Johnson was recently thrown back into his old role as his replacement in the Isle of Man, Hartley Elder, took early retirement.
Bailiwick of Guernsey
The Isle of Man–a British Crown Dependency located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland–expects to have its new aircraft registry, open only to corporate and private aircraft, up and running next spring. The UK government recently notified ICAO that it is allowing the Isle of Man to use the "M" tail number registration that was allocated to the UK in 1919 (along with the "G" tail number).