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Defense is the responsibility of the UK

FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT AIR SERVICE • ISLAS MALVINAS DE LA AVIACIÓN

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 5 Aircrafts

Transport 1 sqn with 5 Tpt Ac:
5 Britten-Norman BN-2B Islanders. (Four are used for passenger transport and one is used for maritime patrol.)

• FACILITIES

FALKLAND ISLANDS AVIATION - FIGAS operate five Britten-Norman BN-2B Islanders.
VP-FBD entered service January 1986, passenger configuration
VP-FBN entered service July 1990, passenger configuration
VP-FBO entered service July 1990, maritime patrol configuration
VP-FBR entered service March 1992, passenger configuration
VP-FMC entering service late 2020, passenger configuration

The FIGAS flight operations are maintained to a very high standard and supported by the FIGAS Maintenance Section who is responsible for the servicing of the aircraft at Stanley Airport.

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) from the coast of mainland South America and 600 nautical miles (1,100 km; 690 mi) from mainland Antarctica. The archipelago, consisting of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands, is a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland. The islands contain two airports with paved runways, with settlements around the archipelago served by grass airstrips.




 
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   Falkland Islands AF News:

UK-France ‘entente frugale’ defence pact won’t cover Falklands

• UK-France ‘entente frugale’ defence pact won’t cover Falklands  (2.3.2013)

HMS Dauntless sets sail for Falklands as tensions mount between Britain and Argentina

• HMS Dauntless sets sail for Falklands as tensions mount between Britain and Argentina  (4.4.2012)

Vulcan Flight Tests Scheduled For April

• Vulcan Flight Tests Scheduled For April  (16.3.2012)


• Prince William to be deployed to the Falklands  (10.11.2011)


 

 



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