News Listings for Bembridge

  • Britten-Norman brings production back to the UK

    News | 28 May 2010 14:42 | Murdo Morrison

    After more than 40 years of outsourcing its subassemblies to Romania, the UK's only surviving airframer Britten-Norman ...
  • Britten-Norman has acquired six BN2B-20 Islanders

    News | 19 Feb 2008 16:15 | Kate Sarsfield

    Britten-Norman has acquired six BN2B-20 Islanders from Surveillance Australia to meet the growing demand for...
  • General aviation in brief 10 October 2006

    News | 09 Oct 2006 23:00

    <P><STRONG>Global expansion</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Indian</STRONG> offshore helicopter services provider Global Vectra Helicorp is planning to buy six new helicopters by the end of next year as part of its plan to expand its fleet from 14, including 11 leased types, to 29 by 2009. The New Delhi-based operator says it will acquire four Bell 412s and two Eurocopter EC155BIs.</P> <P><STRONG>Extra distributor</STRONG></P> <P>Extra Aircraft has named Florida-based Southeast Aero as exclusive North American dealer for its EA-300 aerobatic aircraft, expanding on the company’s role as US assembly and support centre and regional dealer. </P> <P><STRONG>NAC diamond</STRONG></P> <P>Johannesburg-based general aviation company National Airways (NAC) has been appointed a regional distribution centre by Diamond Aircraft, offering the turbo-diesel-powered DA40 TDi and DA42 Twin Star as well as the single-turbofan D-Jet in South Africa.</P> <P><STRONG>Islander refit</STRONG></P> <P>Britten-Norman has
  • Gulf special: Keeping faith

    News | 18 Sep 2006 23:00 | Murdo Morrison

    Middle Eastern investors have poured financing into general aviation throughout this decade, funding programmes that Wall Street and others have shunned
  • Cirrus business: Britten-Norman delivers in Europe

    News | 19 Jun 2006 23:00

    <p>Britten-Norman’s deal to reassemble and deliver Cirrus Design aircraft for Europe at its Bembridge, Isle of Wight factory began with a visit by chief executive William Hynett to the AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last summer, where the Duluth-based company was an exhibitor. He was on the look out for opportunities to fill spare capacity in the company’s maintenance operation. “Part of my plan was to increase the utlilisation of resource we have here. We maintain an outfit capable of servicing the Islander fleet, but we wanted to look at what else we could do,” he says.</p><p>It was one of these air show moments. Cirrus, which had a number of sales centres across Europe for its SR20 and SR22 light aircraft, was on the hunt for a way in which it could improve on the delivery offering for its growing base of European owner-flyer and flying school customers. “We were worried because our European customers were not getting the same experience of delivery,” says Ian Bentley, vi
  • Great Britten

    News | 19 Jun 2006 23:00

    Britten-Norman – one of UK aviation’s great names – has had several near-death experiences. Now, under new owners, B-N has reinvented itself and is fighting back