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Britten-Norman Islander

United Kingdom (1965)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Britten-Norman Islander Light Utility Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 6/13/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United Kingdom
Year: 1965
Type: Light Utility Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Britten-Norman - UK
Production: 1,280

Nearly 1,300 Britten-Norman Islander aircraft have been produced since manufacture began in 1965.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 35.60 ft (10.85 m)
Width: 49.05 ft (14.95 m)
Height: 13.71 ft (4.18 m)
Empty Weight: 3,671 lb (1,665 kg)
MTOW: 6,614 lb (3,000 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Lycoming O-540-E4CS / IO-540 engines developing 260 / 300 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 171 mph (275 kph; 148 kts)
Maximum Range: 870 mi (1,400 km; 756 nm)
Service Ceiling: 13,205 ft (4,025 m; 2.50 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 970 ft/min (296 m/min)


Operators List
United Kingdom

Series Model Variants
• Islander - Base Series Name