NDN Aircraft Company

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The NDN Aircraft Company was formed by Desmond Norman after he left Britten-Norman in 1976.

The Firecracker, a two seater, single engined trainer aircraft was designed at Sandown Airport to meet the specification for the replacement of the Jet Provest used by the RAF. It was short-listed for the contract but did not win it.

Other aircraft designed were the single seater Fieldmaster, designed for crop-spraying, and the four seater Freelance, the latter being a development of the BN-3 Nymph originally designed by Desmond while at Britten-Norman.

In 1985 NDN moved to South Wales with financial assistance of the Welsh Development Agency and renamed itself the Norman Aeroplane Company (NAC).

In July 1988 the company went into receivership.[1]

  1. Flight International 6 August 1988