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Britten-Norman delivers new lighter Islander to FLN

Aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman has announced the delivery of its latest model BN2B-20 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 Helgoland.

The airline, which is based at Norden, was formed in 1969 and has been operating Islanders since 1975. In common with the majority of Islander operators around the world, the services provided by FLN allow year-round essential support to remote communities.

Britten-Norman say the 2017 model Islander comes with a range of benefits over its predecessors, including reduced empty weight, light weight 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.  Prior to 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.

Donghai Finalises Dreamliner Order

Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.32bn at current list prices.

The Chinese carrier announced at July’s Farnborough International Airshow that it intended to order 25 737 MAX 8s and the five Dreamliners, with the former deal confirmed last month.

“Donghai Airlines has undergone steady development over the past 10 years since the beginning of our freighter operations in 2006,” said Wong Cho-Bau, Chairman, Donghai Airlines.  “Under China’s One Belt One Road initiative, we will accelerate our fleet expansion plan to satisfy the rapidly growing air travel market and help build our home base Shenzhen as the transportation hub in southern China.  Introducing these new next-generation airplanes that deliver the industry-leading fuel efficiency and passenger comfort in their segment market will be a key effort for us to fulfill the plan.”

Donghai Airlines currently operates 13 Boeing 737-800s with its fleet expected to reach 15 by the end of the year.