The British Aerospace Jetstream is a small twin-turboprop airliner, with a pressurised fuselage, developed as the Jetstream 31 from the earlier Handley Page Jetstream. The aircraft was developed by British Aerospace plc (BAE) based at Farnborough Aerospace Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire.
The result was the Jetstream 31, which first flew on 28 March 1980, and was certificated in the UK on 29 June 1982. The new version proved to be as popular as Handley Page hoped the original model would be, and several hundred 31s were built during the 1980s. In 1985, a further engine upgrade was planned, which flew in 1988 as the Jetstream Super 31, also known as the Jetstream 32. Production continued until 1993, by which time 386 31/32s had been produced.
The aircraft has up to 18 passenger seats and is operated by two pilots.
The Jetstream has been part of our fleet since 1991.