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Britten-Norman Islander


Light Utility Aircraft (1965)


Aviation / Aerospace

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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/09/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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



Service Year
1965

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
2

Production
1,280
UNITS


Britten-Norman - UK
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.


Length
35.6 ft
(10.85 m)
Width/Span
49.0 ft
(14.95 m)
Height
13.7 ft
(4.18 m)
Empty Wgt
3,671 lb
(1,665 kg)
MTOW
6,614 lb
(3,000 kg)
Wgt Diff
+2,943 lb
(+1,335 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production variant)
Installed: 2 x Lycoming O-540-E4CS / IO-540 engines developing 260 / 300 horsepower each.
Max Speed
171 mph
(275 kph | 148 kts)
Ceiling
13,205 ft
(4,025 m | 3 mi)
Range
870 mi
(1,400 km | 2,593 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
970 ft/min
(296 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


Islander - Base Series Name


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