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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.