Designed to meet the requirements of the United States regional airline market, the Handley Page HP.137 Jetstream is a small twin-turboprop airliner with a pressurized fuselage. This design was improved and built by British Aerospace as the Jetstream 31. The Jetstream 31 has the capacity for 2 crew members and 19 passengers. The empty weight is 9,613 lbs and the maximum takeoff weight is 15,332 lbs. The cruise speed is 230 kts, the stall speed is 86 kts, and the maximum speed is 263 kts.