03/31/2008. This helicopter, built in 1991 and registered G-BTLC, and 1990-built G-NTOO (ZJ165 c/n 6372) have been used since 1997 by Bond Helicopters to fulfill a Royal Navy contract (initially for three years) to provide a pair of AS 356N2 Dauphins for the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Bond Helicopters was renamed British International, Ltd in 2000.
Based at Plymouth-Roborough, Devon, the helicopters provide VIP transport, ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore transfers, winch transfers (winch can be fitted above the starboard cabin door), radar calibration, flight deck training, SAR, and Casevac (casualty evacuation) assistance. The aircraft is pictured in the VIP role, bringing members of the Royal Family into the Air Tattoo. In 2006 they received a Navy blue colour scheme.
The helicopters entries on the UK Registry has been changed several times, last they were registered to Veritair Ltd. of Sherborne, parent company of British International, Ltd. These registrations were cancelled on October 12, 2007, as the ownership had been transferred to the Ministry of Defense.