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22 May 2019

22nd May 2019 - Britten-Norman has announced further plans for its presence in Malta with a signed Heads of Agreement with Malta Industrial Parks. The Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta, Chris Cardona, declared that Britten-Norman will begin operating from its newly allocated hangar at Malta International Airport.

With support from Malta Enterprise and Transport Malta, Britten-Norman is set to establish a civilian pilot training institution and a General Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Centre. Further down the line, Britten-Norman plans to develop a short sector passenger aircraft operation under an International Air Operator's Certificate.

Over the next three years, Britten-Norman is expected to invest in premises, equipment and a new team in Malta to support its operations. Whilst the company is looking for people who are experienced in its fields of operation, there will also be opportunities for people who require some training to achieve their full development potential.

Britten-Norman has been a visitor to Malta for almost fifty years, but its real presence began over three decades ago with the Air Wing of Armed Forces Malta - a long-standing operator of the Britten-Norman Defender who recently signed a three-year agreement for Britten-Norman pilot training.


About Britten-Norman

Britten-Norman, the UK's only civil A2 approved aircraft manufacturer, has been designing and building aircraft for over 60 years. Models include the famous Islander and Trislander commuter variants and the latest Manned Airborne Surveillance/ISTAR platform, the Defender 4000.

The Company's capabilities include subcomponent manufacturing, mission systems integration, test and trials, maintenance, repair and overhaul, aviation training and global customer support. Britten-Norman is backed by approvals from CAA (A8-21), EASA (21J/G, 145, 147, ATO & Part M), and the UK MoD (DAOS, MAOS & CFAOS).

About the Islander

The Islander is one of the world's most successful and enduring aircraft designs. The aircraft's international acclaim is attributed to its exemplary proven performance as a high capacity, multi-role, high frequency, rough terrain, short take off and landing workhorse.

The aircraft's ability to operate in some of the world's harshest environments has given the Islander an outstanding reputation for superior performance, twin engine safety and high operating reliability. All this is delivered with exceptionally low through-life and direct operating costs, making the Islander the aircraft of choice for operators and the backbone of communities across the world.

Executive, commuter, freight and special mission fit options (including air ambulance, parachuting, crop spraying and aerial survey) are all readily available as standard. This is possible from a single or dual pilot operation aircraft.

With its durable design, choice of dependable engines and advanced cockpit avionics, the Islander affords maximum proven versatility and ease of operation, even in the most remote and hostile locations.

For further information please contact:

Fenna Maynard

PR Coordinator - Britten-Norman

Tel: +44 20 3317 4000 / +44 79 7000 1047

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