11 SEPTEMBER 2017
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It has been in production since 1985 and with 1,280 built is arguably Britain’s most successful airliner.
Britten-Norman has announced the delivery of its latest model BN2B-20 piston Islander aircraft to one of its longest-standing regular repeat customers, Frisia Luftverkehr GmbH Norddeich (FLN). The German airline operates scheduled and charter flights along the Frisian coast and to and from Heligoland.
The airline, which is based at Norden Airport (NOD), was formed in 1969 and has been flying Islanders continuously since 1975. In common with the majority of operators around the world, the services provided by FLN allow year-round essential support to remote communities.
The 2017 model Islander comes with a range of benefits over its predecessors, including reduced empty weight, lightweight Skytech starters, a glass panel based on Garmin avionics and the JP Instruments EDM 960 electronic engine display, LED external lighting, Amsafe 4-point crew harnesses, enlarged baggage access and all-window seating.
Before becoming operational, the aircraft will also be fitted with MT’s 4-bladed composite propellers. All modifications included in the 2017 Islander will be made available as options for retrofit on selected legacy models of the aircraft.
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