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Britten-Norman Trislander

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Aurigny operated their last commercial Trislander service at the end of May 2017 after operating 15 of the type since 1971. Luckily 'VT will be preserved for future generations at Duxford.

Britten-Norman Trislander

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26th May 2017
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Aurigny Air Services

Aircraft Data

The Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander is an 18-seat three-engined piston-powered civilian utility aircraft development of the smaller Britten-Norman Islander aircraft.

The primary user of the aircraft is Aurigny Air Services based in Guernsey, Channel Islands who operate nine of the aircraft on various inter-island passenger and freight services.

Summary data for Britten-Norman Trislander -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom19707250115 - 17


3 x Lycoming O-540 (235 - 380 hp) piston engines.


Dimensions for Britten-Norman Trislander -
Length49 ft. 3 in.
Wing Span53 ft. 0 in.
Height14 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight5,843 lbs.
Max Weight10,000 lbs.


Performance of Britten-Norman Trislander -
Max Speed167 mph
Cruise Speed160 mph
Ceiling13,150 ft.
Normal Range800mi.
Max Range1,000mi.

Updated 8th March 2009

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