German operator Frisia Luftverkehr Norddeich (FLN) has taken delivery of a twin piston BN2B-20 Islander from Britten-Norman. A long-standing customer of the OEM, FLN operates scheduled and charter flights along the Frisian coast and to and from the islands of Helgoland. Based at Norden, the operator was formed in 1969 and has been flying Islanders continuously since 1975. In common with the majority of Islander operators around the world, the services provided by FLN offer year-round support to remote communities.
The 2017 model Islander has a reduced empty weight, lightweight Skytech starters, a glass panel based on Garmin avionics and the JP Instruments EDM 960 electronic engine display, LED external lighting, Amsafe four-point crew harnesses, enlarged baggage access and all-window seating. The aircraft will also be fitted with MT's four-bladed composite propellers. Modifications in this model will be made available as options for retrofit on selected legacy models of the aircraft.