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Aircraft capability

The British Antarctic Survey carries out an ambitious and challenging programme of science. To support this, we operate a fleet of five aircraft, specially adapted for flying in extreme Antarctic climate. The BAS aircraft capability consists of four De Havilland Canada Twin Otters and one De Havilland Canada Dash-7 equipped with modifications to allow them to carry out airborne science surveys. Between them they undertake a wide variety of transport and science missions.

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