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The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a twin-engine short take off and landing (STOL) airliner and transport which was originally developed on the Isle of White. The Islander has been in constant production since 1965 and is a very popular "bush" plane used to ferry passengers - often holidaymakers and supplies into small or unprepared airfields in remote areas or on island chains. The Islanders has also become popular with many militaries as a liaison and surveillance aircraft with a specialist version known as the Defender.
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions have been designing and certifying complex modifications to equipment and aircraft for 30 years. The company are merging with Britten-Norman to develop a Hydrogen powered Islander as the first stage to developing a sustainable future for air travel.
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions will be exhibiting the Islander that they hope to convert to Hydrogen power at this year's Air Tattoo on static display. Photo Credit: RIAT Volunteer