An Eastern Airways BAe Jetstream 4102 on final approach to Aberdeen Dyce Airfield Grampian Region North East Scotland

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The Jetstream 41 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner, designed by British Aerospace as a "stretched" version of the popular Handley Page Jetstream. 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 is the biggest operator of Jetstream 41s in the world, with 25 in the fleet. The Jetstream 41's stretch added 16 ft (4.88 m) to the fuselage, consisting of an 8 foot (2.5 m) plug forward of the wing and a 7 ft 9 in (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 was also mounted below the fuselage so that it did not carry through the cabin aisle, which also led to larger wing root fairings that increased baggage capacity. The latest version of the Garrett TPE331 engines, the -14, now owned by Honeywell, delivered 1,500 shp (1,120 kW) and later 1,650 shp (1,232 KW) and were mounted in new nacelles with increased ground clearance. The flightdeck was improved with a modern EFIS setup, and a new windscreen arrangement. The J41 was the first turbo-prop certified to both JAR25 and FAR25 standards. Over 90 Jetstream 41 aircraft are operational worldwide in both 29/30 seat commuter and 14-seat corporate shuttle configurations. The Johannesburg-based airline South African Airlink operates 14 J41s serving destinations in South Africa. British Regional Airlines (BRAL) operate 13 J41 aircraft as a franchisee of British Airways and as Manx Airlines. United Express’ Atlantic Coast Airlines of the USA have a fleet of 32 J41.
Location: Dyce Airfield Aberdeen Grampian Region North East Scotland UK