Why Jersey?

Why Jersey?

JAR’s relaunch is picking up a pace as we were featured in this month’s issue of “Airborne”, the monthly newsletter of RegisterAnAircraft! However, with so many offshore locations with aircraft registries, you can be forgiven for wondering what sets Jersey apart as the perfect location to register your aircraft. So today we’re providing a little background about Jersey and the unique opportunities it offers.

The Bailiwick of Jersey is a small island 14 miles off the coast of Northern France and over 100 miles South of England, despite this distance it is a British Crown Dependency. Jersey has a reputation as a world leader in international finance due to its established legal system and expert workforce, coupled with its political stability and robust regulatory framework. The endorsement of independent bodies and institutions of the highest standard have helped to build Jersey’s standing as a leading International Finance Centre (IFC).

As Jersey is a British Crown Dependency, it has its own Government (the States of Jersey) that makes the law for the island, whilst being represented on the international stage by the UK Government. Currently this includes the Chicago Convention, as detailed in the UK State Safety Programme, and will shortly include the Cape Town Convention. Jersey has its own primary Aviation Law and secondary legislation (Jersey Aviation Requirements or JARs) which have been crafted to ensure that the internationally recognised Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and Chicago Convention are upheld in Jersey. The Jersey Aviation Requirements are predominantly based on the OTARs which have been ICAO audited multiple times and found to be thoroughly compliant.

Any questions about registering with JAR please email us on info@jar.aero.