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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 | Last Edited: 11/21/2019






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.

Specifications



Year:
1965
Status
Active, In-Service
Crew
2
[ 1,280 Units ] :
Britten-Norman - UK
National flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
- Transport
Length:
35.60 ft (10.85 m)
Width/Span:
49.05 ft (14.95 m)
Height:
13.71 ft (4.18 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production model)
Empty Weight:
3,671 lb (1,665 kg)
MTOW:
6,614 lb (3,000 kg)
(Diff: +2,943lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production model)
2 x Lycoming O-540-E4CS / IO-540 engines developing 260 / 300 horsepower each.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production model)
Maximum Speed:
171 mph (275 kph; 148 kts)
Service Ceiling:
13,205 feet (4,025 m; 2.5 miles)
Maximum Range:
870 miles (1,400 km; 756 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
970 ft/min (296 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production model)
Islander - Base Series Name

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