Malta's SJC Group has acquired two BN-2 Islanders with options for a third as well as the right to trade in the aircraft for next generation hydrogen-powered Islanders, once they enter into service in late 2026.

The Maltese holding plans to use the aircraft to "establish a new company focused on building a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft, intended to be used as transport aircraft for routes in the Mediterranean, Europe, and North Africa". They will be, at least initially, placed on the AOC of SJC Group's helicopter operator, Gulf Med Aviation Services (GMD, Malta International). Britten-Norman will also facilitate the training and development of Gulf Med pilots, maintenance, and ground staff from its own MRO and training facilities in Malta. The holding did not respond to ch-aviation's query regarding the name of the new fixed-wing operator as well as its plans.

The two BN-2s will be manufactured at Britten-Norman's new Bembridge and Lee-on-Solent plants in the United Kingdom but subsequently supported by the manufacturer's existing facility in Malta.

Gulf Med currently operates five Airbus Helicopters EC135s and one Bell Helicopter 412.

SJC Group also owns Medilink International Air Ambulance, as well as an array of firefighting, health, and emergency services providers. It was also a shareholder of Cyprus Airways (CY, Larnaca).

The Maltese Air Force currently operates one BN-2T for maritime patrol and search and rescue missions.