Islander BN2T CC Mk2

Roles

The Islander BN2T CC Mk2 is a high wing monoplane with a semi-monocoque fuselage , in the photographic mapping and light communications roles

Specifications

  • Engines: Two Allison 250-B17C turboprops
  • Thrust: 0lbs
  • Max speed: 152kts
  • Length: 10.97m
  • Max altitude: 25,000ft
  • Span: 14.93m
  • Aircrew: 2

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Who uses the Islander - Station Flight - RAF Northolt

 

Description

The Islander operated by the RAF Northolt Station Flight is a military variant of the Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander aircraft.  The Flight operates two CC Mk2 aircraft, registrations ZF563 and ZH 537, in the photographic mapping and light communications roles.  The aircraft can be configured in a passenger or freight configuration and can also be used for pilot/aircrew training.

The Islander BN2T CC Mk2 is a high wing monoplane with a semi-monocoque fuselage, with access via three doors on the left hand side and one on the right hand side.  The one-piece cantilever wing is attached to the fuselage, and each engine nacelle is constructed integrally with the wing.  A fixed landing gear has a steerable single-wheel unit at the nose and, attached to each engine nacelle, a main leg with twin wheels.  The cockpit is designed for single pilot operations, with space for one other pilot or navigator when required. Seats for up to 9 passengers can be fitted in the cabin. The Islander has a service ceiling of 25,000 ft, but due to the CC Mk2 being un-pressurised, a ceiling of 10,000ft is used.  Some minor modifications have been made to the aircraft in order for them to undertake their flexible role.

The Station Flight was formed in August 1991 and currently operates with 8 pilots, 1 navigators and 11 engineers. 

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