BEHA Specification

 

The aircraft specification is yet to be finalised due to ongoing airframe design optimisation, but the following forecasted predictions will be close to final:

  • Design Patented ‘Triple Box Wing’ for high lift and Very Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL)
  • Extreme slow flight and ‘no stall’ flight capability (40kts still lifting)
  • Short field multi-surface operational flexibility
  • Retractable bicycle main landing gear configuration with wing mounted stabliser gear
  • Full glass cockpit with single power lever control
  • Acoustic reduction duct surrounding contra-rotating propfans for low noise and increased efficiency
  • Multi-role capability across a range of sectors both commercial and non-civilian
  • 18 passenger seats with quick change ‘combi’ facility to convert to cargo configuration within 15 minutes
  • Internal capacity for three LD3 containers, loaded from either side via large cargo doors
  • 5 tonne internal payload capability
  • Remotely piloted or autonomous flight Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) capable
  • All carbon composite configuration
  • 1600hp Turboprop (JetA or Biofuel capable)
  • Hybrid propulsion system including 500+KW electric motor for reduced fuel burn and increased safety
  • 15 minute duration battery for all electric propulsion
  • 1000+nm range depending on configuration
  • Wing hard-points for external payloads
  • 49ft (15m) Wingspan
  • Take-off and landing distance less than 300 meters
  • Vectored thrust for safe, slow speed maneuvering
  • Cruise Speed 200+kts (230mph/370kph)
  • Forecasted cost = $4million