Tri-motoring Around Paradise

Daniel Johnston heads to the Caribbean in the pursuit of an increasingly rare classic British airliner, the iconic if ungainly Britten-Norman Trislander.

Anguilla has a population of 15,000 residents over 35sq miles.

With only 73 produced during its 12-year production run and an estimated five airworthy examples still in use, the Britten-Norman BN-2 Mk III Trislander is one of the most elusive British-made airliners in the world. One of only three carriers still operating the trimotor commercially, Anguilla Air Services (AAS) was launched in 2005.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below