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Britten-Norman Islander DQ-SLM

 

The Britten-Norman Islander is one of the best-selling commercial aircraft types produced in Europe. Although originally designed in the 1960s, over 750 are still in regular service with commercial operators around the world. This versatile aircraft was built to fly at low altitude for short distance flying so is ideal for transfers around Fiji.

 

Specifications

 

General Characteristics

Crew: 1 or 2
Capacity: 9 passengers
Length: 35 ft 8 in (10.86 m)
Width: 49 ft (14.94 m)
Height: 13 ft 9 in (4.18 m)
Empty Weight: 4,959 lbs (2,254kg)

Wing area: 325 ft² (30.2 m²)

Empty weight: 3,675 lb (1,667 kg)

Loaded weight: Up to 6,600 lb (BN2A-20 onwards) (2,994 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 6,600 lb (2,994 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming O-540-E4C5 or IO-540, 260 hp or 300 hp if fuel injected (195 kW) each

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 170 mph (147 knots, 273 km/h)
Cruise speed: 160 mph (139 knots, 257 km/h)
Stall speed: 40 mph (35 knots, 64 km/h)
Minimum controllable speed: 45 mph (39 knots, 72 km/h)
Range: 874 miles (756 nm, 1,400 km)
Service ceiling: 13,200 ft (4,024 m)
Rate of climb: 970 ft/min (295 m/min)
Wing loading: 20 lb/ft² (99 kg/m²)

 

Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only. Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude and operational activity.

 

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