Britten-Norman BN2A Trislander – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Britten-Norman BN2A Trislander to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Britten-Norman BN2A Trislander
AIRCRAFT NAME
BN2A Trislander
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Britten-Norman
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
535 nm
SPEED
0 kts
PASSENGERS
15 people
ACQUISITION COST
$317750
ENGINES
Lycoming Ly O-540-E4C5 3
WINGSPAN
53 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Britten-Norman (BN) family of aircraft was designed for utility and passenger operations from remote airports and unimproved runways. The 10-passenger piston-powered BN2 Islander first flew in 1965. The BN2 quickly became a favorite of bush pilots worldwide. It has a reputation for safe handling at low speeds and the ability to operate from short airfields in remote areas with minimal maintenance. To date, over 1,250 BN2 aircraft have been produced.
 
Britten-Norman was sold to Pilatus in 1979 and for a while was known as Pilatus Britten-Norman. Pilatus sold off their interest and today the Britten-Norman Group, owned by a family from Oman, is once again building the Islander series of aircraft in the United Kingdom.