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Britten-Norman Islander

Light Utility Aircraft

United Kingdom | 1965

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

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander Light Utility Aircraft.
2 x Lycoming O-540-E4CS / IO-540 engines developing 260 / 300 horsepower each.
171 mph
275 kph | 148 kts
Max Speed
13,205 ft
4,025 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
870 miles
1,400 km | 756 nm
Operational Range
970 ft/min
296 m/min
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander Light Utility Aircraft.
35.6 ft
10.85 m
O/A Length
49.0 ft
(14.95 m)
O/A Width
13.7 ft
(4.18 m)
O/A Height
3,671 lb
(1,665 kg)
Empty Weight
6,614 lb
(3,000 kg)
Notable series variants as part of the Britten-Norman Islander family line.
Islander - Base Series Name

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.

Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Britten-Norman Islander. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 1,280 Units

Contractor(s): Britten-Norman - UK
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[ Angola; Bahrain; Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; Bahamas; Belgium; Belize; Botswana; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Cambodia; Canada; Central African Republic; Chile; Costa Rica; Ciskei; Colombia; Cyprus; Denmark; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ecuador; Estonia; Falkland Islands; Fiji; Finland; France; Gambia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Hong Kong; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kiribati; Madagascar; Mali; Malawi; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Netherlands; Netherlands Antilles; New Zealand; Oman; Panama; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Rhodesia; Romania; Rwanda; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Samoa; Senegal; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Suriname; Taiwan; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Zaire; Zambia; Zimbabwe ]
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