The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander stands as a light utility and regional airliner, originally designed and produced by Britten-Norman. The company aimed to meet the demand for an economical, twin-piston engine aircraft in the aviation market, particularly within the expanding commuter airline sector. Surveys indicated a preference for larger capacity in aircraft over increased range or speed, prompting Britten-Norman to prioritize payload in their design. The Islander continues to be one of the most successful aircraft in Europe, with over 700 Islanders still actively in operation. Among the latest variants in the lineup is the Turbine Islander BN-2T, equipped with twin Allison (Rolls Royce) 250-B17C engines.
Red Box is delighted to present an extensive range of ground power and support equipment for this aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, meticulously designed to meet the specific requirements of the Britten-Norman BN-2T Turbine Islander.
Highlighted in our product lineup is the 709 tug, the RBPS50 continuous power unit, ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous powering of equipment during operations without draining the onboard aircraft batteries, and the RB50A for starting the aircraft, aiding in avoiding hot starts. Additionally, we provide a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the Britten-Norman BN-2T Turbine Islander aircraft in our TC3000 range.