Pilatus purchased assets of Britten-Norman (Bembridge) January 1979, including Fairey SA assets in Belgium. Immediately formed operating company Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd, subsidiary of Oerlikon-B├╝hrle Holding Ltd, continuing production of all versions of Islander and Defender at Bembridge. About 2 per month from Romaero. Total 1993 about 1,200. See also B-N Group Ltd.

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