British Aerospace Jetstream 41

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Jetstream 41
Easternairways j41 g-majx arp.jpg
Eastern Airways BAe Jetstream 41
Role Regional airliner/Feederliner
Manufacturer British Aerospace
First flight 25 September 1991
Introduction 25 November 1992
Primary users Eastern Airways
South African Airlink
Easyfly
Produced 1992–1997
Number built 100
Developed from British Aerospace Jetstream 31
Jetstream 41 of now-defunct Origin Pacific Airways at Wellington International Airport in June 2004.

The British Aerospace Jetstream 41 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner, designed by British Aerospace as a "stretched" version of the popular Jetstream 31. Intended to compete directly with 30-seat aircraft like the Embraer Brasilia, Dornier 328 and Saab 340, the new design eventually accommodated 29 passengers in a two-by-one arrangement like the Jetstream 31. Eastern Airways of the UK is the biggest operator of Jetstream 41s in the world, with 17 in the fleet.

Design and development[edit]

The Jetstream 41's stretch added 16 feet (4.88 m) to the fuselage, consisting of an 8 foot 3 in (2.51 m) plug forward of the wing and a 7 feet 9 inches (2.36 m) plug to the rear; the fuselage design was all new and did not contain any parts of the old fuselage. The new design demanded a wing with increased span, which also included reworked ailerons and flaps. The wing is also mounted below the fuselage, so that it did not carry through the cabin aisle, also allowing increased baggage capacity in the larger wing root fairings.[1]

The Allied Signal TPE331−14 engines deliver 1,500 shp (1,120 kW), (later 1,650 shp (1,232 kW)), and are mounted in nacelles with increased ground clearance. The flightdeck is improved with a modern EFIS setup, and a new windscreen arrangement.[1][2] The J41 was the first turbo-prop certified to both JAR25 and FAR25 standards.

Operational service[edit]

The J41 flew for the first time on 25 September 1991 and was certified on 23 November 1992 in Europe, and 9 April 1993 in the United States, with the first delivery, to Manx Airlines on 25 November 1992.[2] In January 1996, the J41 became part of the Aero International (Regional) (AI(R)), a marketing consortium consisting of ATR, Aérospatiale (of France), Alenia (of Italy), and British Aerospace. Sales initially were fairly strong, but in May 1997 BAe announced that it was terminating J41 production,[3] with 100 aircraft delivered.

Operators[edit]

Civil operators[edit]

 Colombia
 Greece
 Mozambique
   Nepal
 South Africa
 United Arab Emirates
 United Kingdom
A Jetstream 41 operated by Eastern Airways.
 Uruguay
  • Delbitur (1)
 Venezuela
 Zambia

Other operators include:

 Hong Kong
 Philippines

Former Civil operators[edit]

 United States

Military operators[edit]

 Thailand

Preservation[edit]

Prototype Jetstream 41 G-JMAC is now preserved by the Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group (SAHG) on the former airside apron behind the Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel, which was the original terminal building of Liverpool Speke Airport.[6]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Specifications (Jetstream 41)[edit]

Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996/97[2]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Swanborough 1991, p. 78.
  2. ^ a b c Taylor 1996, pp. 260–261.
  3. ^ O'Toole 1997, p.4.
  4. ^ airliners.net, Trans States Airlines BAe J41 photos
  5. ^ airliners.net, Atlantic Coast Airlines BAe J41 photos
  6. ^ Taylor, Rob. "Welcome to the Jetstream Club." The Jetstream Club, 9 September 2008. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Accident description." aviation-safety.net. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Crash plane declared emergency." IOL, 24 September 2009. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Media release 16 – Accident airlink flight update No. 15 – 07/10/09." saairlink.co.za,October 2009. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  10. ^ Lambert 1993, p. 381.
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