Britten-Norman, the UK’s only independent civil aircraft manufacturer, has been producing aircraft continuously for a period spanning six decades. In addition to manufacturing and supporting the BN2 series of Islander, Trislander and Defender aircraft, the Company is also a defence contractor specialising in the integration, installation, test and trials of mission equipment.
With a customer base ranging from short-haul regional airlines through to military and government agencies, the company has to date produced in excess of 1,250 aircraft, making it Europe’s most successful aircraft manufacturer. The BN2 series of aircraft has provided adaptable, low-cost solutions that are currently in daily use with some 500 companies and organisations in over 120 countries. Recent design modifications to the Islander have included an upgrade to an executive interior with club seating arrangement. The Company is proud of its aircrafts’ excellent safety record and reputation for the highest quality products.
In addition to manufacturing and supporting the famous BN2 series, the company has a wide range of capabilities extending from sub contract component manufacturer through to sophisticated mission systems integration. The Group has expanded in recent years to include a full maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, training company, and global customer support infrastructure with offices in the UK, USA and Australia.
BN is backed by approvals from the UK CAA, EASA (21/145) and the UK MoD and is also accredited under ISO9000.