Britten-Norman Trislander.
Britten-Norman Trislander.

Britten-Norman Trislander. Photo. Video. Salon. Characteristics. Reviews.

The BrittenNorman Trislander (officially called the BN2AMkIIITrislander) is an eighteen-piston, three-engine civil aircraft that was produced in the 1970 and 1980 by the British firm BrittenNorman. The aircraft was made on the Isle of Wight. Also produced in Romania and shipped to the UK through Belgium for certification.

The plane is also known as Joeys in the Channel Islands, the registration number of one of the aircraft AurignyAir Services - G-JOEY.


Trislander fashionably called the development of more famous aircraft BrittenNormanIslander - with greater lifting capacity. Compared with IslanderTrislander has an elongated fuselage, a third motor and a strong chassis. The third motor is mounted on the vertical tail. On Trislander tricycle mounted rigid chassis.

A prototype Trislander, made from a single Islander prototype, completed the first 11.09.1970 flight. Production collapsed in 1982, it was released 73 aircraft.

Trislander can be used on unsuitable sites and take off from the entire length of the bands 450 meters

Britten-Norman Trislander Salon

Britten-Norman Trislander Salon


BN2A MkIII-1: First modification.

BN2A MkIII-2: Large load carrying capacity and increased length.

BN2A MkIII-3: Modification made for the USA. Motors that are located on the wing, equipped with three-blade screws.

BN2A MkIII-4: III-2 with a short take-off

TrislanderM: Military modification.

Osnovyne operators:

United Kingdom

Blue Islands; Aurigny Air Services; Lydd Air; Loganair.


PARSA; Aero Taxi; Chitreana de Aviacion.

New Zealand

GreatBarrier Airlines


Wings Airways; Vieques Air Link.

Features Britten-Norman Trislander:

Length: 16,15m.

Height: 4,32m.

Empty weight: 2650kg.

Wingspan: 15,1m.

Wing area: 31,3kv.m.

Maximum speed: 463km. / H.

Cruising speed: 290km / h..

Ceiling: 4010m.

Range with maximum load: 1610km.

Engines: 3 × Lycoming O540E4C.

Link: 3 × 195kVt.

Crew: 1 man.

Number of seats: 18mest.

Maximum takeoff weight: 4536kg.

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