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Britten Norman BN2T

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In August 1972, seven years after entry into service of the BN-2 Islander, development started on the more powerful Turbo Islander. Initial testing showed that the Lycoming LTP101 turboprop engines were too powerful for the aircraft, so were replaced by a pair of Allison 250-B17C turboprops; the project evolved into the Turbine Islander, BN-2T instead. Production commenced in 1979, although the model is now powered by Rolls-Royce model 250 B17 320hp engines.

The BN-2T has seating for up to nine passengers. Its design lends itself to easy reconfiguration between a wide variety of roles. It is designed to operate in harsh environments, to land and take off from snow packed landing strips or sandy beaches, and is employed in commuter, air ambulance and freight roles, as well as for specialist operational roles such as oil pollution detection, search and rescue, crime interdiction and counter-terrorism missions. It is, the company claims, a high capacity, multi-role, high frequency, rough terrain, short take off and landing workhorse.

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News from Business Air News
Islander BN2T-4S type approved by the FAA
January 27, 2023
Britten-Norman is currently progressing type certification approval for the BN2T-4S Islander in India and Canada as well, and has aircraft under manufacture in the UK to meet worldwide demand.
Turbine Islander gains EIS information boost
August 22, 2022
Britten-Norman and Garmin are developing a TXi engine indication system for Islander aircraft. A CAA-approved STC will cover new and retrofit turboprops with the first installation expected this month.
Islanders to be given a new lease of life
July 29, 2021
The majority of the aircraft that have been acquired by Britten-Norman have been owned by the UK MoD since new, with maintenance carried out by the OEM since first manufacture. There is plenty of life in the fleet yet.
January 15, 2019Britten-Norman set on Malta to expand training capabilities
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