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First Lee-built B-N aircraft flies

The first new-build aircraft to be manufactured at Daedalus Lee-On-Solent Airfield by Britten-Norman flew for the first time earlier this month (July 2012).


Seen here in yellow primer ahead of the application of the customer paint-scheme, production of this BN2T-4S Defender aircraft for the Police Service of Northern Ireland began in the Dunning Hangar in 2010.


Several test flights have been made as the company progresses towards the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness by the Civil Aviation Authority.

As well as painting remaining work will include fitting a range of surveillance equipment to the customers specifications. Photo: Britten-Norman


The new aircraft is expected to replace the BN2T Islander currently serving with the PSNI later this year (Photo: Terry Wade)

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