Estera takes exceptional aviation services to global audience

Estera Aviation, part of leading fiduciary and administration services group Estera, is represented at another major business aviation convention this month as it continues to grow its international client portfolio.

Sarah Demerling, Estera Client Director in Bermuda, recently attended the sixth annual locally hosted Offshore Aircraft Registration Summit (OARS), while Brian Johnson, Estera Aviation Technical Director, attended the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Florida. This month he travels with Sean Dowling, Group Director of Estera in the Isle of Man, to the Dubai World Centre for the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show 2016, another opportunity to meet potential clients and intermediaries from around the globe.

Estera Aviation’s dedicated team brings together a wealth of experience and diverse skills from across the Estera group, which employs more than 350 people in 10 jurisdictions. Significantly, Estera has a presence in the five major offshore aircraft registry jurisdictions, including the Isle of Man, making it ideally placed to provide seamless integrated global services combined with detailed local knowledge and expertise for each location.

Established for more than 25 years, Estera offers high levels of fiduciary experience and a strong legal heritage rooted in its previous partnership with Appleby, ensuring aviation clients receive a comprehensive service.

Brian said: “Estera has experience and expertise in all aspects of fiduciary work and a global reach which includes the five major offshore aircraft registry jurisdictions of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey. Attending conventions like NBAA-BACE and MEBAA provides an opportunity to showcase Estera to a large number of industry professionals, meeting with existing and prospective clients to discuss the latest innovations and updates.”

Sean added: “It is important for us to attend major aviation conferences to meet clients, keep updated on industry developments and to understand the divergent needs of differing markets around the globe, so we are able to keep all our clients well-informed.

“Aircraft registered in the Isle of Man benefit from the unique status this jurisdiction occupies. Not a Member State of the EU, it uniquely forms a common area with the UK for VAT and customs purposes, enabling efficient importation of any of our jurisdictions’ registered aircraft into the EU at Ronaldsway.

“There are many services which are common to clients across several jurisdictions, but it is also often necessary to tailor bespoke solutions to meet the requirements of a specific region, whether that is the USA, Middle East, Asia or Europe. Our team is perfectly positioned with unrivalled experience to assist clients with all aspects of their offshore aviation needs.”

MEBAA is one of the fastest-growing business aviation conventions in the world, expected to attract more than 9,000 visitors from more than 80 countries. Held at the Dubai World Centre from 6 to 8 December, the show will have 450 exhibitors from across the business aviation industry and static displays featuring dozens of aircraft.

Brian explained: “The Middle East and North Africa are areas of strong growth in the business aviation industry, and MEBAA is an excellent platform to meet professionals from the region, network and foster corporate and industry contacts in the region and beyond.”


NBAA-BACE, held in Orlando last month, is the largest of the key global business aviation conferences, attended by more than 27,000 industry professionals from more than 90 countries. The convention featured more than 1,100 exhibitors and static displays of more than 100 aircraft, as well as hosting many presentations, talks and educational sessions over three days.

OARS, organised by AeroPodium, brought together around 100 air finance and aircraft registration experts from Europe, the United States and the Caribbean for a two-day conference on aviation business. Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley officially opened the event, which also heard from Transport Minister Michael Fahy and Thomas Dunstan, Director General of the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), who highlighted the Island’s potential for growth, announcing ambitious plans to expand Bermuda’s annual $27 million income registry through further investment.

Brian concluded: “Estera has a world-class aviation offering and we will strive to further grow our international client base by maintaining high standards of service and client care and taking our message to key figures at international conventions and conferences.”


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