This time last week, Faradair was honoured to be part of the first Electric and Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium in Bremen, Germany organised by UKIP Media and Events Limited.
Speaking on the first day, Managing Director of Faradair – Neil Cloughley gave the latest company presentation, discussing our exciting and innovative new aircraft programme ‘BEHA’ on the company’s 1 year anniversary from public launch on 17th November 2014. During the presentation, Neil was able to discuss the fantastic achievements of the company over the last twelve months, including discussion about key partners and giving a programme update.
Recent announcements have propelled the programme forward and the company continues to maintain its growth timetable, as it pushes forward to become one of the leading hybrid aircraft and propulsion manufacturers in this embryonic market.
The delegates included all the major companies and individuals involved in and around the exciting new electric and hybrid aerospace sector with presentations from 3 time shuttle mission astronauts and the engineering team behind Solar Impulse to electric motor and systems providers and new aircraft manufacturers. All companies that are pushing forward the new and innovative, clean technologies that will drive the aviation industry forward and helping to minimise the industries impact on the global environment.
During the conference, Neil spent a lot of time with one of our key partners Avidyne Corporation, going through the possible avionics configurations for the prototype BEHA, whilst back at home, legal discussions have been continuing as we finalise the next major milestone announcement, that we hope to make very soon.
The Faradair programme and team continues to grow. We are now considering the CV’s of some fantastic individuals that we may be able to introduce to you all in the near future and further partnership opportunities are being discussed with every passing week. Interest in BEHA is steadily growing, our engineering team is already working on our new hybrid propulsion system and again, further announcements about this will be made soon.
Due to Neil being asked to moderate the General Aviation panel on the 18th of November during this Symposium, he was unable to connect to a flight that would arrive in California, in time for the Santa Clara based Electric Vehicles conference where he was also due to speak on the 19th. IDTechEx organise a fantastic event and they gave us one of our first presentation opportunities earlier this year, so Neil was truly disappointed not to be able to find a late evening flight out of Germany direct to the USA (Take note German airlines!)
Therefore one of our Non-Executive Directors and Bay Area resident – John Lane was parachuted in to give Neil’s presentation and he did an excellent job by all accounts. We now look forward to the next event next year to give more exciting news and updates on our programme http://www.idtechex.com/electric-vehicles-europe/conference.asp
We look forward to issuing further updates very soon as we begin to close out what has been a truly exceptional first year for one of the UK’s most exciting aviation start-ups.