Guernsey to fly solo on aircraft registry
Friday 13th September 2013, 12:30PM BST.
PURSUING a single aircraft registry instead of a joint one with Jersey is not a failure of pan-island cooperation, Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart has said.
After it was announced yesterday that Guernsey would have its own aircraft registry from 1 December, Deputy Stewart said the speed at which the island moved in implementing the registry left Jersey behind.
‘We left the door open for Jersey, but when they came back they wanted certain things which could not be accommodated. This is clearly something we have led on and we would not let them [Jersey] back in on terms that are not good for our industry. It is to their detriment.’
A separate Jersey registry was, he said, one of the demands Jersey had made, and operating two registries under one Channel Islands’ banner was not viable.
‘It is one of those things. He [Jersey’s economic development minister senator Alan Maclean] said, “We will have to go our separate ways”, and he said he understood that.’