In a recent case the Isle of Man High Court found that the seller of an aircraft with title issues was an honest man who had been caught up in the aircraft's chequered history. The court found that the key legal issue was whether use of the aircraft after notice of termination was given barred the buyer from recovering the purchase price. The court ordered a refund irrespective of the buyer's use of the aircraft.
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry provides for the registration of private and corporate jets and twin turbine-engine helicopters. At present, it is the only dedicated corporate aircraft register in Europe. In order to register an aircraft with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, certain procedures must be followed.