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Aircraft With Registration Starting With "M"  
User currently offlineLafite82 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2012, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 8688 times:

I recently saw several private jets in HKG wearing an unusual registration starting with "M", including a Challenger 850 with registration M-LILY. Is "M" registration only applicable to private aircraft? and what country does this registration belong to? Thanks for any info on this.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24361 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 8681 times:

M is Isle of Man.

Some 500 aircraft are registered there.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tonga, joined Apr 2004, 3454 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 8670 times:

Quoting Lafite82 (Thread starter):
and what country does this registration belong to? Thanks for any info on this.

M appears to be the prefix to aircraft registered in the Isle of Man

See here for a nice list:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_registration

Quoting Lafite82 (Thread starter):
Is "M" registration only applicable to private aircraft?

It should be for all aircraft regardless of type registered there



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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 8664 times:

M is Isle of Man. It's a tax haven.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 8663 times:

Registered in the Isle of Man


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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3581 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 8542 times:

Owned by TAG Aviation Asia.

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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6952 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 8478 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 3):
M is Isle of Man. It's a tax haven.

I've seen some rather large private biz jets with an Isle of Man reg. A tax haven indeed.



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User currently offlineLafite82 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2012, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 8462 times:

Thanks guys, for the fast response. Aeroblogger commented that Isle of Man is a tax haven, so it would make sense for the many local super rich to register their toys here and pay a lower tax.

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6911 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 8400 times:

Quoting Lafite82 (Reply 7):
Thanks guys, for the fast response. Aeroblogger commented that Isle of Man is a tax haven, so it would make sense for the many local super rich to register their toys here and pay a lower tax.

it is a rapidly growing prefix. It was only opened in around 2006 I think. I remember seeing my first one when there were only about 9 on the register.


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 8316 times:

Taking a lot of busines away from Bermuda (VP/Q-B), Cayman Islands (VP-C) and Aruba (P4) where many bizjets in particular are registered. Heres the link to the official website

http://www.gov.im/ded/Aircraft/

Heres a good site where you can identify the aircraft which includes deregistered aircraft too. http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/Manx_Register/ManxRegister.htm

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 5):
I've seen some rather large private biz jets with an Isle of Man reg

Not only bizjets, but some airliners two between owners, including some Olympic A320's off the top of my head plus 737's, 757's, 767's and the largest aircraft on the register has been the A340.



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6911 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 8080 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 9):
the largest aircraft on the register has been the A340.

Yes. I have photos of various 340s at Tarbes with M register. Ex VS & SA if I recall.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3165 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 8047 times:

Is there one registered M-ITT? 


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 8013 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 11):
Is there one registered M-ITT?

He could have that if he wanted, bit he would have to add an extra letter.

The M stands for Manx.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3165 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 7927 times:

He has enough money to buy a vowel. Does M-ITTS work for you?


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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 7924 times:

There's a PC12 here at RLG registered M-ADAM, which I think is quite an ironic registration. Not sure if the guy owning it is called Adam or if it's a Madame flying the bird around.


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 13):
He has enough money to buy a vowel. Does M-ITTS work for you?

That slot is available if you want to let him know about it.

There are quire a few others already using the full registration including prefix to spell out a name, such as:
M-ELOW
M-ERCI
M-ERRY
M-ICKY
M-OLLY
M-OGUL
M-OOSE
M-OTOR
M-OUSE
M-USHY


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7260 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 7518 times:

Most (all?) airliners that have been on the Isle of Man Register have been temporarily withdrawn from use, usually between leases. Here is a link to that part of the IoM Registry covering this subject. It includes photos of nine "M" registered airliners, seven in full livery:

http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/ded/Aircr...42registrationofcommercialairl.pdf


User currently offlineaffirmative From France, joined Jul 2009, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

M-YJET is still my favorite.. Flies out of Oxford quite often. I think it's a Phenom 100 or 300..  


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User currently offlinespeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 7459 times:

M-YTOY also, an Embraer Phenom IIRC.

M-ADAM also comes my way quite often...

I have not seen M-ONEY yet... LOL



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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

One key point about the Isle of Man registry is that aircraft carrying an M- registration are prohibited from conducting public transport / commercial air transport flights. So airliners in commercial operation (not those between commerical operations which can be registered) and business jets operating for air charter operators can't carry M- registrations (otherwise I doubt you would see any G- registered business jets remaining on the UK register!). Those in the business seem to think the Manx registry is the best in the world (c.f. using P4-, VP-B, VP-C etc.).

The next competitor in the market will be be yet another island, Guernsey, with the 2- registry. So look for business jets registered 2-FAST, 2-QUIK, 2-MANY etc.



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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 19):
The next competitor in the market will be be yet another island, Guernsey, with the 2- registry. So look for business jets registered 2-FAST, 2-QUIK, 2-MANY etc.

Definitely 2-RICH

Quoting speedbird128 (Reply 18):
I have not seen M-ONEY yet... LOL

I loled  



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User currently offlineAirCanadaA330 From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5649 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 15):
There are quire a few others already using the full registration including prefix to spell out a name, such as
Quoting affirmative (Reply 17):
M-YJET is still my favorite.. Flies out of Oxford quite often. I think it's a Phenom 100 or 300

my favorite is M-YBBJ



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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1531 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

Quoting speedbird128 (Reply 18):
M-YTOY also, an Embraer Phenom IIRC.

M-ADAM also comes my way quite often...

I have not seen M-ONEY yet... LOL

Is there a M-EYER? There's an idea for if I win the lottery...



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3165 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5260 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 15):
That slot is available if you want to let him know about it.
I'd tell him a few things, but that wouldn't be among them!



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 23):
I'd tell him a few things, but that wouldn't be among them!

M-ORON is also available 



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25 Post contains images nitepilot79 : How about M-FUKR.
26 rwy04lga : LOLOL..Made my day, thanks!
27 aerorobnz : M-YASS M-UPET M-OWFO Actually if you inspect the full list on the register there are plenty of rippers you would be happy to have.
28 Post contains images eicvd : M-NOLA was my favourite, it's been deregistered though
29 jrn216 : It is a recently new development, but Jersey is also looking to set up an aircraft registry. There was discussion with Guernsey about a joint Channel
30 speedbird128 : M-ANKY Can see many getting creative with these...
31 eugegall : M-ARTY is a PC12 which is based at Fairoaks (EGTF) Take a guess at the owners name.......
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