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More tech and aviation Island-related news as Travel Radar reports Sandown Airport-based Britten-Norman is planning to merge with a mainland aerospace company – and create a new zero-emissions aircraft design that is ‘optimised for hydrogen cell technology’. Britten-Norman was founded in 1953 and is best known for its Islander and Defender twin-engine aircraft – which are used all over the world, operating in 120 countries. It’s hoped flights using the new technology will begin by 2026 with plans for a site here on the Isle of Wight. Which makes me wonder – when we ponder the future of cross-Solent travel – should we revisit the Island’s aviation heritage and dream of a zero-emissions airborne solution route to the mainland?