Coast Guard ensuring Islander aircraft airworthy, mission capable

In line with its efforts to ensure the airworthiness and mission capability of all its available aircraft, the Philippine Coast Guard has allocated the sum of PhP2,240,000 for the procurement of various engine indicators for PCG-251, one of its Norman Britten N-2 Islander aircraft.

Winning bidder is required to deliver the items within 30 calendar days.

The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a 1960s British light utility aircraft, regional airliner and cargo aircraft designed and originally manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom.

The Islander is one of the best-selling commercial aircraft types produced in Europe. Although designed in the 1960s, over 750 are still in service with commercial operators around the world.

The PCG currently has two Islander aircraft in its inventory.