Trislander aircraft arrives at IWM Duxford to take its place in the Duxford Aviation Society British Airliner Collection
Date: Wednesday 21 June
The last Britten-Norman Trislander to be used by Aurigny, Guernsey's airline, is to fly into IWM Duxford on Wednesday 21 June at 10am* to take its place in the Duxford Aviation Society British Airliner Collection.
Aurigny's first Trislander entered service in July 1971 and since then the company has operated a total of 23 different Trislanders in various versions of the Aurigny livery and some in sponsored liveries. All the later operational aircraft were painted in the 'aurigny.com' livery and this is the scheme that this aircraft, G-BEVT, carries into retirement.
G-BEVT was built in 1977 by Britten-Norman at their factory at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight and has spent its entire commercial career with Aurigny. At the time of its retirement, it will have completed over 86,000 flights and spent 28,000 hours in the air.
Duxford Aviation Society's British Airliner Collection consists of twelve British-built airliners, including iconic types such as the Concorde and Comet, as well as aircraft with strong Channel Island ties such as the Herald and Viscount. The aircraft are maintained and preserved by a dedicated team of volunteers.
* subject to weather and aircraft serviceability