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Britten Norman Islander (BN-2A-26)

Crew 1 or 2
Capacity 9 passengers
Length 35 ft 8 in (10.86 m)
Width 49 ft (14.94 m)
Height 13 ft 9 in (4.18 m)
Empty Weight 4,959 lbs (2,254kg)
Wing Area 325 ft² (30.2 m²)
Loaded Weight Up to 6,600 lb (BN2A-20 onwards) (2,994 kg)
Max. Takeoff Weight 6,600 lb (2,994 kg)
Powerplant 2 × Lycoming O-540-E4C5 or IO-540, 260 hp or 300 hp if fuel injected (195 kW) each
Maximum Speed 170 mph (147 knots, 273 km/h)
Cruise Speed 160 mph (139 knots, 257 km/h)
Stall Speed 40 mph (35 knots, 64 km/h)
Minimum Controllable Speed 45 mph (39 knots, 72 km/h)
Range 874 miles (756 nm, 1,400 km)
Service Ceiling 13,200 ft (4,024 m)
Rate of Climb 970 ft/min (295 m/min)
Wing Loading 20 lb/ft² (99 kg/m²)

Luxury & ComfortAll Around the CaribbeanShort Overview

St. Maarten Airways (SXM Airways) is a specialized provider of private air charter services, located at the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint. Maarten Dutch Caribbean. SXM Airways provides private air charters services throughout the Caribbean. SXM Airways provides a 5-star business and vacation charter service, operating to the highest safety standards while providing the best in air travel services.

Mission Statement

St. Maarten Airways aims to offer safe and efficient operations for the island of St. Maarten for on-demand travel to neighboring destinations. St. Maarten Airways is committed to becoming the local airline giving an opportunity to locals to be a part of this airline. While the start will be small, the premise is to gradually expand based on the demand for travel to neighboring islands. To achieve this we will develop our people and establish lasting relationships with our suppliers, with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit. Our aim is to BRAND the island of SXM, in which we will be branding our island to the world.


St. Maarten Airways B.V. dba SXM Airways, is a St. Maarten based, locally owned, “on Demand” VIP Charter service.

Founded by Elvis Queeley, Michel Carter, Jeff Oliver and Rolando Brison, with a combined experience of over 85 years experience in the industry. The company opened its doors to the public on December 12th 2017, after receiving the first Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authorities.

The company operates Britten Norman Islander (BN-2A-26) aircraft.

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