The Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft – ‘BEHA’
A new British designed and manufactured aircraft that sits in the General Aviation/Commercial aviation crossover sector, for smaller regional aircraft. Combining variants that are hybrid powered, fully electric powered and turboprop powered, the BEHA serves a range of market opportunities and mission capabilities.
Combining latest technologies with innovation, BEHA’s unique design will revolutionise urban flying through the considerable reduction in noise, emissions pollution and operational costs. Faradair® has been developing an aircraft specifically designed to increased regional flight opportunity since 2014.
The age of Urban Air Mobility has arrived, with Tier 1 aerospace companies now trying to catch up with a vision Faradair® put forward four years ago. A genuine pioneer in the sector, the BEHA offers viable flight opportunity across a range of market sectors.
BEHA’s design patented ‘Triple-Box Wing’ configuration generates high lift and exceptional short take off and landing capability combined with an all carbon-composite airframe and a range of advanced safety features that will allow the aircraft to operate in and out of small airfields and landing strips in the urban environment.
The aircraft will take off and land in less than 200 meters, computer simulations have proven it can fly at speeds of 40 knots and not stall and it incorporates the very latest in new materials and construction techniques. The aircraft will carry between six to ten passengers, with range capability of 1000nm and possibly further, depending on payload configuration.
BEHA comes in three specification variants;
- BEHA – H1 : A Hybrid powered variant with over 600hp combined power available
- BEHA – E1 : An all electric powered variant with 2+ hours of zero emissions flight capability
- BEHA – M1 : A non-civilian military focused variant, with a 2000hp turboprop engine
Whilst the aircraft was initially designed for regional flight operations, it’s flight characteristics and capabilities are now opening new market opportunities and mission options, both manned and unmanned, civil and military.