Lift-off for new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register

A new Irish aircraft register targeted at corporate and business jets has been unveiled. The “EJ” register is administered by the Irish Aviation Authority, with Shannon Airport’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) as a preferred marketing and support partner.

The new register offers the benefits of a gold-standard onshore EASA jurisdiction and is designed for full compliance with current and forthcoming EASA regulations including Part NCC. The new registration marks consist of “EJ-“ plus four letters, allowing for a wider range of personalised registrations. Working with industry-leading tax and legal partners,

Shannon Airport’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) offers a cost-effective one-stop shop for aircraft owners, operators and financiers seeking to benefit from the advantages of the EJ register. Shannon, with its tax-efficient Free Zone, is designated by the Irish Government as the national Centre of Excellence for Corporate and Business Aviation and is already a major transit stop for corporate aircraft and the only airport outside the Americas offering US CBP preclearance to corporate aircraft passengers.

“Ireland already has a worldwide reputation as a leading airfinance jurisdiction, and the Irish Aviation Authority is a world-leading regulator. The EJ register combines these strengths for the corporate aviation space and delivers an onshore EASA register which is guaranteed fully compliant with Part NCC. it’s truly the new gold standard,” says Patrick Edmond, Managing Director of IASC at Shannon. “And with our best-in-class partners, Shannon is the obvious choice for ensuring fast and tax-efficient EJ registration. We will be showcasing the new EJ register at the European Business and Corporate Aviation Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva from May 19-21 at stand Z046.”’The EJ register draws on Ireland’s superb reputation in aviation regulation and air finance, and IASC at Shannon is ideally qualified to provide a seamless support service to ensure the EJ register’s success,” said Tony Merrigan, Head of Customer Relations at the Irish Aviation Authority.

“Ireland has an enormous amount to offer to corporate aviation from a taxation, legal, financial and regulatory perspective. I believe EJ will rapidly take prime position alongside the popular registers. The IAA are a world class regulator and I’m delighted to team with Shannon to make it a success,” said Aoife O’Sullivan, Head of the Aviation Finance practice at Kennedys.

Shannon IASC – Brochure – EJ Register for Private & Corporate Aviation

Shannon IASC – Brochure – Aerospace and Aviation Centre of Excellence


Notes to Editors:

• Public-transport and Non-Commercial Complex (NCC) Aircraft with a Maximum Take-Off Weight over 5700 kg are eligible for registration on the EJ register.
• Ireland is a highly regarded aviation jurisdiction, trusted by financiers and insurers.
• The country is home to the Cape Town Registry and offers a wide base of expertise in aviation law, finance and taxation.
• The high quality of Irish regulatory oversight maximises the residual value of the aircraft and reduces insurance premiums, while Cape Town compliance provides for maximum asset security for financiers.
• Shannon’s International Aviation Services Centre is showcasing the EJ register at EBACE, stand Z046