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Britten-Norman Islander

Light Utility Aircraft

Nearly 1,300 Britten-Norman Islander aircraft have been produced since manufacture began in 1965.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 11/21/2019
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Year: 1965
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Britten-Norman - UK
Production: 1,280
Crew: 2
Length: 35.60 ft (10.85 m)
Width: 49.05 ft (14.95 m)
Height: 13.71 ft (4.18 m)
Weight (Empty): 3,671 lb (1,665 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,614 lb (3,000 kg)
Power: 2 x Lycoming O-540-E4CS / IO-540 engines developing 260 / 300 horsepower each.
Speed: 171 mph (275 kph; 148 kts)
Ceiling: 13,205 feet (4,025 m; 2.5 miles)
Range: 870 miles (1,400 km; 756 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 970 ft/min (296 m/min)
Operators: United Kingdom

Program Updates

November 2019 - With UK government backing, a hybrid-electric version of the Islander is set to be developed. The airframe will be of nine-passenger arrangement and used for local inter-island routes.



Variants / Models

• Islander - Base Series Name
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