Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

Utility Aircraft / Commuter Airliner

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a twin-engined ten-seat light utility aircraft and commuter airliner produced by the British manufacturer Britten-Norman. The military variant of the Islander is designated Defender.
The BN-2 is in production since more than 50 years. It is available also with Allison/Rolls-Royce 250-B17C turboprop engines rated at 320 shp as the BN-2T.
Crew1
Passengers9
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming O-540-E4C5
Engine Power (each)194 kW260 hp
alternative Engine Variant
Engine ModelLycoming IO-540-K1B5
Engine Power (each)224 kW300 hp
alternative Engine Variant
Propulsion2 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelAllison 250-B17C
Engine Power (each)313 kW420 shp
Speed272 km/h147 kts
  169 mph
Service Ceiling4.450 m14.600 ft
Range1.400 km756 NM
870 mi.
Empty Weight1.638 kg3.611 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.994 kg6.600 lbs
Wing Span14,94 m49 ft 0 in
Wing Area30,2 m325 ft
Length10,86 m35 ft 8 in
Height4,18 m13 ft 9 in
First Flight13.06.1965
Production Statusin production
Total Production1280
ICAO CodeBN2P BN2T
IATA CodeBNI
FAA TCDSA17EU
Data for (Version)Britten-Norman BN-2B
VariantsBN-2A, BN-2B, BN-2T

[Photo-ID: 2053] Karsten Palt 2009-04-28
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander, LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle, D-ILFC, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2009Britten-Norman
BN-2A Islander
LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle
Reg.: D-ILFC
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 6500] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Defender, Belgian Army Aviation, B-06, c/n 510, Karsten Palt, 2013Britten-Norman
BN-2A-21 Defender
Belgian Army Aviation
Reg.: B-06
c/n: 510
 
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 11937] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Britten-Norman BN-2B-21 Defender, Belgian Army Aviation, B-07, c/n G523, Karsten Palt, 2001Britten-Norman
BN-2B-21 Defender
Belgian Army Aviation
Reg.: B-07
c/n: G523
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 5718] Karsten Palt 2011-07-21
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander, LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle, D-IEST, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2011Britten-Norman
BN-2B-26 Islander
LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle
Reg.: D-IEST
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 1562] Karsten Palt 2008-10-31
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander, LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle, D-ILFA, c/n 2243, Karsten Palt, 2008Britten-Norman
BN-2B-26 Islander
LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle
Reg.: D-ILFA
c/n: 2243
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 5719] Karsten Palt 2011-07-21
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander, LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle, D-ILFA, c/n 2243, Karsten Palt, 2011Britten-Norman
BN-2B-26 Islander
LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle
Reg.: D-ILFA
c/n: 2243
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 5720] Karsten Palt 2011-07-21
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander, LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle, D-ILFH, c/n 2212, Karsten Palt, 2011Britten-Norman
BN-2B-26 Islander
LFH Luftverkehr Friesland-Harle
Reg.: D-ILFH
c/n: 2212
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 5721] Karsten Palt 2010-08-20
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander, OLT - Ostfriesische Lufttransport, D-IFBN, c/n 2185, Karsten Palt, 2010Britten-Norman
BN-2B-26 Islander
OLT - Ostfriesische Lufttransport
Reg.: D-IFBN
c/n: 2185
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 11938] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Britten-Norman BN-2B-26 Islander (Defender), Armed Forces of Malta, AS9516, c/n 2159, Karsten Palt, 2001Britten-Norman
BN-2B-26 Islander (Defender)
Armed Forces of Malta
Reg.: AS9516
c/n: 2159
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 12791] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander, , G-JSAT, c/n 2277, Karsten Palt, 2016Britten-Norman
BN-2T Islander
Reg.: G-JSAT
c/n: 2277
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 12790] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Britten-Norman BN-2T-4S Islander, Britten-Norman, G-WPNS, c/n 4011, Karsten Palt, 2016Britten-Norman
BN-2T-4S Islander
Britten-Norman
Reg.: G-WPNS
c/n: 4011
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]