Equipment Type: Aircraft

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 consist 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.

Contact Name: 
Rodney Arnold
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Provide the installation guidance and management in conjunction with the Air Unit of science survey equipment onto the BAS Twin Otters and Dash 7.Carry out the installation and certification of the science survey equipment in conjunction with the Air Unit.Maintain the core BAS survey equipment.Provide survey equipment engineering support during science campaigns.Provide the guidance and oversight of UAS flying in Antarctica.Provide the development of BASs UAV capability.
Available for use/hire by external contacts