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
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer British Aerospace
First flight 25 September 1991
Introduction 25 November 1992
Status In service
Primary users Eastern Airways
South African Airlink
Easyfly
Yeti Airlines
Produced 1992–1997
Number built 100
Unit cost
$6 million (1991) [1]
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 14 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.[2]

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.[2][3] The J41 was the first turboprop certified to both JAR25 and FAR25 standards.

Operational service[edit]

Nepal's Yeti Airlines Jetstream 41 at Pokhara Airport in 2019

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.[3] 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,[4] with 100 aircraft delivered.

Operators[edit]

As of July 2018, 51 aircraft remain in active commercial service.[5]

Civil operators[edit]

 Greece
 Dominican Republic
   Nepal
 South Africa
 United Kingdom
A Jetstream 41 operated by Eastern Airways.

 United States

Operated by Corporate Flight Management

 Zambia

Other operators include:

 Philippines

Former Civil operators[edit]

 Canada
 Colombia
 Hong Kong
 Mozambique
   Nepal
 United Arab Emirates
 United States
 Uruguay
  • Delbitur (1)
 Venezuela

Military operators[edit]

 Thailand

Preservation[edit]

The prototype Jetstream 41 G-JMAC is 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.[8][unreliable source?]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Specifications (Jetstream 41)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1997-98,[14] Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996/97[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3 (2 Pilots + Flight Attendant)
  • Capacity: 29 passengers
  • Length: 63 ft 2 in (19.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 10 in (5.74 m)
  • Wing area: 350.8 sq ft (32.59 m2)
  • Airfoil: root: NACA 63A418; tip: NACA 63A412[15]
  • Empty weight: 14,272 lb (6,474 kg)
  • Maximum zer0-fuel weight: 21,400 lb (9,707 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 24,000 lb (10,886 kg)
  • Maximum ramp weight: 24,100 lb (10,932 kg)
  • Maximum landing weight: 23,300 lb (10,569 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 727 imp gal (873 US gal; 3,305 l) / 5,960 lb (2,703 kg) maximum
  • Powerplant: 2 × Allied Signal TPE331-14GR/HR turboprop engines, 1,650 shp (1,230 kW) each (handed GR / HR)
  • Propellers: 5-bladed McCauley, 9 ft 6 in (2.9 m) diameter (handed GR / HR) constant-speed feathering metal propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 295 kn (339 mph, 546 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
  • Cruise speed: 295 kn (339 mph, 546 km/h) max at 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
260 kn (299 mph; 482 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,096 m) economical cruise
M0.65 above 17,400 ft (5,304 m)
  • Range: 774 nmi (891 mi, 1,433 km) with 29 pax + IFR reserves
  • Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,900 m)
  • Service ceiling on one engine: 15,000 ft (4,572 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,200 ft/min (11 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 68.42 lb/sq ft (334.1 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.1375 shp/lb (0.2260 kW/kg)
  • Take-off run: 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
  • Landing run: 4,200 ft (1,280 m)

Avionics
Honeywell avionics with four screen EFIS

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flying Magazine, June 1991, P.30
  2. ^ a b Swanborough 1991, p. 78.
  3. ^ a b c Taylor 1996, pp. 260–261.
  4. ^ O'Toole 1997, p.4.
  5. ^ "World Airline Census 2018". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  6. ^ airliners.net, Trans States Airlines BAe J41 photos
  7. ^ airliners.net, Atlantic Coast Airlines BAe J41 photos
  8. ^ Taylor, Rob. "Welcome to the Jetstream Club." Archived 21 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine The Jetstream Club, 9 September 2008. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Accident description." aviation-safety.net. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Crash plane declared emergency." IOL, 24 September 2009. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Media release 16 – Accident airlink flight update No. 15 – 07/10/09." saairlink.co.za,October 2009. Retrieved: 30 March 2010.
  12. ^ Pathak, Anurup (24 September 2016). "Yeti Airlines 9N-AIB Escaped from an accident". Aviation Nepal. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  13. ^ Jackson, Paul, ed. (1997). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1997-98 (88th ed.). Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom: Jane's Information Group. pp. 532–534. ISBN 9780710615404.
  14. ^ Lednicer, David. "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". m-selig.ae.illinois.edu. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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