Britten-Norman extends presence at Solent Airport

Solent Airport

British aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman is growing its facilities at Solent Airport (Daedalus).

The company has extended its lease for a third purpose-built hangar which is part of Fareham Borough Council’s economic hub.

“The signing of the new lease signals a period of growth, innovation and further success across its 34,000sq ft. stronghold at Solent Airport,” said a statement from Britten-Norman.

Britten-Norman moved its airside operations to the airport in 2010, investing more than £20m and creating over 100 job opportunities. In addition, Britten-Norman is retaining its historical base at Bembridge Airport on the Isle of Wight.

As well as being the aircraft final assembly plant for the group, the company also provides OEM aircraft refurbishment, EASA Part 145 MRO services, international field servicing, and specialist avionics and mission systems integration.

As a Garmin-approved dealer, the company also provides services to the wider General Aviation community.

Just recently, Britten-Norman bought nine aircraft back from the UK Ministry of Defence to repurpose and reinvent for the civilian market.




  • John Crosby says:

    Britten-Norman Management, Engineering and Sales.

    I purchased , new, a DA42 in 2006; “we ” are based in Jersey.

    Are you able and willing to be appointed its/my CAMO

    What about accreditation from Diamond Aircraft Industries and Continental Motors ( CD135,CD155) besides Garmin?

    I, Crosby Aviation (Jersey) Ltd., developed the EASA Retrofit STC CD155 for the DA42, with USA FAA validation and China pending, soon to be applicable to the DA42NG and possibly the DA42NG Guardian. That is to say, incorporating the replacement of the comparatively heavy AE300 Austro Diesels with their restrictive, inhibiting , forward C of G drawback.
    Through our four appointed Retrofit Agents in UK, Germany, Slovenia and USA (Ft Lauderdale) we have already installed 15 customer Retrofits all of whom chose our option of MT Scimitar Propellers with their noise certificates.

    John Crosby

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