Island Air operates a fleet of 4 Britten Norman BN-2A Islander aircraft. The Islander is a twin engine, high wing, fixed gear, STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft. Islanders operate all over the world and have an excellent reputation as a real work horse. They are particularly well suited to land on short runways where most other aircraft types are not capable (Cat Cay, Walker's Cay and Little Whale Cay).
The Islander carries 7 passengers and their baggage with a weight limit of about 1500 pounds, we try to limit passenger and passenger baggage weights to no more than 1250 pounds. The fuel efficient Islander uses only 30 gallons per hour and can at a cruise speed of 140 MPH.
Island Air also operates a Piper Navajo Chieftain (PA-31-350). The Chieftain is a twin-engine, cabin-class aircraft with seating for up to 9 passengers. The versatility of the Chieftain allows it to operate into and out of most runways in the Bahamas and Caribbean. It cruises at 218 MPH and is a good choice for flights to North Eleuthers, Governor's Harbour, Jacksonville or Tallahassee. The Chieftain can a payload of 1800 pounds (cargo or passengers and their bags).