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Islander BN2T-4S type approved by the FAA
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.
The FAA has type certified the R-R 250-powered BN2T-4S Islander turboprop aircraft.

UK-based aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman has gained FAA type certification for the Rolls Royce model 250-powered BN2T-4S Islander turboprop aircraft. The BN2T-4S is the larger variant of the piston BN2B Islander and comes with an increased MTOW of 8,500lbs. Certification is included under FAA type certificate reference A17EU revision 22.

This change is an important milestone for Britten-Norman and complements existing type certificates for the aircraft with the UK CAA and EASA. The certification opens up new markets for the company in the US and internationally. BN2T-4S Islanders are currently manufactured at the company's Solent manufacturing facilities at Daedalus and Bembridge in the UK. In addition to new aircraft, Britten-Norman also holds stock of factory refurbished pre-owned aircraft.

Technical director Mark Shipp says: “Obtaining type certification for any aircraft is a major achievement, and requires a huge amount of effort and hard work satisfying the regulator that the product is not only safe but also meets the most stringent standards. The US is the world's largest aviation market, and the FAA is a hugely respected regulator of that market. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to work closely with the FAA to achieve this important goal and now look forward to the opportunities this will bring.”

The Islander aircraft continues to develop its successful proven track record as a work horse. The aircraft is available in multiple configurations, including commuter, medevac, surveillance and maritime patrol.

Britten-Norman is currently progressing type certification approval for the BN2T-4S Islander in India and Canada.