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|Main Role:||Pollution Control/Search and Rescue|
The original pollution control contract was contracted to Harvestair, which provided five yellow-and-black painted BN-2A Islanders from mid-1982 until October 1987. Each was fitted with a prominent spraying boom attached to the fuselage. Their chemical spraying role was subsequently taken over by Air Atlantique Dakotas and Islanders.
Islanders G-AXZK and G-BCEN were used by Air Atlantique to supplement the Dakotas in the Pollution Control role in the early years of the contract, 1987-1990. G-BNXA was also used for a short while during 1987-1988. All three appeared in the green and white colours applied to the Dakotas.
From 1998 Air Atlantique provided one BN-2A-26 Islander (G-BCEN) for fixed-wing maritime surveillance and search-and-rescue duties in the Dover Straits area on a 5-yearly renewable contract. It was equipped with InfraRed and digital photographic equipment and a fourteen-man air-droppable life raft. It was based at Manston, Kent, until mid 2005, but later moved to Lydd. The aircraft was withdrawn in 2007, without replacement.
|G-AXZK||153||V2-LAD||Sept 1987||Air Atlantique, noted 27 Feb 1989, sold Jul 1990 to Jane’s Aviation, UK|
|G-BCEN||403||4X-AYG||Oct 1987||Air Atlantique, registered to RVL Group 27.4.07, wfu 2007|
|G-BNXA||80||V2-LAC||Sept 1987||Air Atlantique, noted 18 Jan 1988, sold Jan 1997 to Rock Air, Gibraltar|
|G-BJWL||166||4X-AYC||Feb 1982||Harvestair, sold July 1987 as 5B-CHD|
|G-BJWM||717||4X-AYE||Feb 1982||Harvestair, sold Sept 1989 as LX-AJH|
|G-BJWN||316||4X-AYL||Feb 1982||Harvestair, sold Dec 1989 as ZK-FVD|
|G-BJWO||334||4X-AYR||Feb 1982||Harvestair, sold May 1989 to Chapman Aviation, UK|
|G-BJWP||399||4X-AYP||Feb 1982||Harvestair, sold Feb 1990 as F-OGOV|
|G-HMCG||847||Oct 1979||Reg’d to Renco Ltd, sold Mar 1982 as N29884|
|Islander G-BCEN seen at Manston in
October 2000. (photo, Ian Haskell)
|Islander G-BJWL seen at Southend in the
early 1980s. (photo, David Oates)
To be added.
See other operators of the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander