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Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander

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14th May 2016
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Aircraft Data

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a light utility aircraft, mainline airliner and cargo aircraft. It is the best-selling commercial aircraft produced in Western Europe.

The BN-2B Defender 4000 a stretched Islander military version used by the Army and Police forces in the United Kingdom and over 30 military and government operators around the world.

Summary data for Britten-Norman Islander -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom1965128075019


2 x Lycoming O-540 (235 - 380 hp) or Rolls Royce Model 250 (317 - 450 shp) piston engines.

Standard engine is the 300HP Lycoming also a 260HP Lycoming version and a twin Rolls-Royce 250 B17C series Turboprop model is available.


Dimensions for Britten-Norman Islander -
Length35 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span49 ft. 0 in.
Height13 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight3,675 lbs.
Max Weight6,600 lbs.


Performance of Britten-Norman Islander -
Max Speed170 mph
Cruise Speed160 mph
Ceiling13,200 ft.
Normal Range600mi.
Max Range874mi.

Updated 8th March 2009

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