What is the point of an eco-friendly plane if there is no eco-friendly HQ
The Faradair® head office is currently based in Cirencester in Gloucestershire, an area known as the ‘Cotswolds’. ‘Corinium’ as it was known in Roman times, was a hub for trade and commerce. In more modern times, the Gloucestershire region has a long heritage in the aviation industry, sadly most of this heritage is now lost.
We believe there is no point making an eco-friendly aircraft if the production facility relies on fossil fuel and takes power that could be used for households. Therefore Faradair will convert/build a production facility that utilises latest technologies for harvesting energy and water, ensuring the facility has a minimum carbon footprint and low impact on the local community.
Discussions have begun with various local Government regions, keen to secure the future employment rights and opportunity for a full production facility. Faradair is forecasting the creation of 500 jobs within the next five years and talks have begun with potential airfield sites, including an opportunity to build on former MOD facilities, effectively creating a ‘green aviation’ technology park.
Many of our historical airfields have been lost to housing developers and as the Government increases pressure on local authorities to build more houses, then many private airfield owners will find the offers to sell to developers increasingly difficult to turn down from an economic perspective.
But there is no point building countless houses if there is no opportunity for employment in the local area. Airfields provide jobs and general aviation currently provides over £1.4 Billion to the UK economy and so our airfields must be protected. Faradair® in tends to help in this process and is currently assessing a range of potential long term bases, including overseas opportunities.