egph
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What Is It With The Irish Register

Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:33 pm

Hello all,

This is something that has been bugging me for quite some time. I have seen a number of airlines now, notably Transaero, Alitalia and Air One but I am sure other do as well, use the Irish register to register their planes. Why is it that companies in Russia and Italy and elsewhere use this register so often? I can only think it must either be a tax thing or that these planes are owned by an Irish leasing agency.

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RE: What Is It With The Irish Register

Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:39 pm

There are quite a few aviation leasing companies here.

This is interesting:

http://www.dilloneustace.ie/download...land%20as%20a%20Key%20Location.pdf

It is funny as an Irish aviation enthusiast to see AZ & UN a/c with Irish regs.  
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RE: What Is It With The Irish Register

Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:32 pm

Russia has quite big taxes for Western aircraft, that is why you see all the VP and EI registered birds.
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RE: What Is It With The Irish Register

Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:30 am

Quoting EGPH (Thread starter):
I can only think it must either be a tax thing or that these planes are owned by an Irish leasing agency.

Taxes is the big reason, but the home of the leasing agency is a factor.
 
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RE: What Is It With The Irish Register

Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:13 pm

Thanks for your replies, seems that taxes (as I suspected is a big reason), similar to many biz jets using the Manx register. However I thought the location of the leasing agency would not have had a massive influence as many ILFC leased aircraft (to quote just one example) operate under the register of the airline's choice. Thanks anyway for the information.
 
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RE: What Is It With The Irish Register

Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:34 pm

It is probably just simpler to register in country of the legal owner compared to somewhere totally random.
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RE: What Is It With The Irish Register

Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:48 pm

There are some countries which make the registration of foreign operated aircraft very easy.

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