Tax Efficient Ownership Structures

With a depth of expertise, experience and knowledge that is unrivalled in the corporate service industry, Knox House Trust is able to create tailored aircraft ownership structures that are both tax efficient and achieve maximum operational efficiencies.

Knox House Trust can assist with:

  • Aircraft sales and purchase
  • Tax efficient ownership structuring
  • Handling of VAT and customs duties
  • Structuring solutions for asset protection

EU Aircraft Importation

We work closely with a network of market leaders in tax and VAT advisory services. Our seamless financial management solution includes the option to import the aircraft into the European Union via the Isle of Man. This ensures that all VAT and duty liabilities have been accounted for and grants the aircraft free circulation within the EU.

Knox House Trust will arrange all associated administration and paperwork that includes:

  • Company formation
  • VAT registration
  • Economic Operation Registration and Identification (EORI) number
  • Obtaining evidence of VAT paid status (C88A)
  • Use of VAT deferment account, in conjunction with the VAT offset arrangement approved by IOM Customs and Excise, to avoid the requirement of physical payment of import VAT

Aircraft Registration

We can assist owners with registering both private jets, corporate jets and helicopters in many of the world’s leading registries.

Based in the Isle of Man, and with an excellent working relationship with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry, we are well positioned to register aircraft and helicopters on the much sought after and highly reputable M-Register. The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has built a strong reputation for providing excellent customer focused service for the registration of private and corporate jets. The Registry offers aircraft owners the following benefits:

  • Neutral Nationality registration prefix “M” (for example M-YJET)
  • High regulatory standard
  • High service levels and award winning international reputation
  • Secure mortgage register
  • European time zone

Administrative Management & Operations

Knox House Trust aims to remove the administrative burden from aircraft owners and our administration services are delivered through a dedicated point of contact. Our services cover all aspects of aircraft management and administration, which we can tailor according to the level of assistance required by owners.

With the many advantages of aircraft ownership comes the responsibility of managing the aircraft’s operations. Through our partner network, we are able to offer a dedicated aircraft operation service where flight planning, airfield slots, ground handling and land permits, to name but a few, will be overseen.


Through our network of insurance providers, we are able to obtain fully comprehensive and competitive insurance policies for aircrafts.


Through our network of aviation finance specialists, Knox House Trust can assist owners with securing competitive loan terms tailored to the owner’s individual requirements.

Why Choose KHT?

  • Clients at the centre of everything we do
  • Wealth of experience, understanding and technical knowledge
  • We nurture long term relations with clients and advisers
  • Collective strength and expertise of the wider Knox group of companies
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