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A look at Europe's highly competitive ‘mini airliner’ sector

Craig West shines a spotlight on Europe’s ‘mini airliner’ sector and finds out how the manufacturers of three very different designs are vying to remain competitive in this increasingly congested market

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Vital links along the German North Sea Coast from Harlesiel Airport

Just off Germany’s North Sea coastline lies part of the Frisian Islands, an archipelago that stretches all the way from the Netherlands to Denmark. As such, the aerial connections served from a base on the mainland are vital, as Andreas Rohde discovered during his visit to Harlesiel Airport

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An inside look at Britten-Norman

Martin Needham goes behind the scenes with the Britten-Norman team in Hampshire

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British Army retires final Defender, Islander aircraft

Army Air Corps operations with the Britten-Norman Defender and Islander have finally ended following the departure of the last aircraft from 5 Regiment’s No 651 Squadron at Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove (Belfast International Airport) in Northern Ireland

Malta’s sole Islander to be upgraded

Britten-Norman has been contracted to provide a mid-life update for the Armed Forces of Malta’s sole BN-2T Turbine Islander light utility aircraft

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Why the Britten-Norman Islander is big in Germany

One of Britain’s smallest yet most successful airliners, the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, is big in Germany, as Andreas Rohde discovers

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50 Years of the Britten-Norman Trislander

Exactly 50 years ago today, the Britten-Norman Trislander took to the skies for the first time. Key.Aero charts the history of this three-engine rugged and reliable island hopper.

The world’s shortest airline flight

Lasting just 90 seconds, a journey between two airports in the Orkney Islands is officially the briskest scheduled air connection on earth. Key Aero examines the details of this record-breaking Scottish service

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Irreplaceable? Almost.

Britten-Norman built on the success of its ruggedly reliable Islander...

Britten-Norman Celebrates Islander’s 55th Birthday

British aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman celebrated the 55th anniversary of the BN-2 Islander’s first flight on June 13.