The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has selected the Dornier 228-200 to fly offshore fishery patrols round the coasts of Britain, at distances up to 200 naut mis (370 km), replacing RAF Nimrods which have previously had this responsibility.
The British Aerospace ATP, first flown on 6 August 1986, had accumulated 35 flight test hours by the time it appeared at Farnborough International '86 in September. The second aircraft is to fly this month.
Delivery of two Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs and two two-seat F-5Fs during September brought the total strength of this type in the Bahrain Amiri Air Force to eight. Seen here at Prestwick on route to Bahrain, 684 is one of the F-5Es, in the standard overall pale grey finish.