Unique Design & Variants

Unique Design

BEHA is a unique design that serves a functional purpose

BEHA incorporates a design patented ‘Triple Box Wing’ that delivers slow flight and high lift capability, enabling the aircraft to short take off and land (STOL) from extremely short runways of various surface types. BEHA’s unique design will be one of the most eye-catching, environmentally friendly aircraft in the skies; with ambition to revolutionise urban flying via reduction in emissions and noise pollution.unique design wings

Initial Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations were used to assess various configurations in comparison to our original design. The aero engineers and professors at Cranfield University were surprised at the configuration performance capability, especially with the impressive slow speed flight capability and low stall speed characteristics. The airframe is currently in the final phases of airframe optimisation and the results will be revealed in coming months.

With a cruising speed faster than a Chinook helicopter (165kts), the BEHA is providing a fixed wing alternative to many rotorcraft operations.

The aircraft includes a shrouded prop that not only helps with noise reduction, but also increases flight control at slow speed, via vectored thrust prop-wash. Side mounted air intakes provide cooling for the engine and electric motors with an all carbon composite airframe to reduce weight.

Variants

Variants:

BEHA-H1

The H1 model, now becomes the Hybrid variant of the BEHA range, combining electric propulsion for the take-off and a new clean sheet design internal combustion engine that is capable of biofuel or JetA fuel supply.

Key Features:

  • Six to ten seats in multiple configuration options to include but not limited to; VIP, Corporate Shuttle, Medevac, Light Cargo, AirTaxi, Patrol, Anti-poaching and many more
  • Pilot optional with manned or unmanned flight and autonomous flight capability
  • Ballistic parachute recovery system
  • Electric propulsion reserve in the event of a primary engine stoppage with 10 minutes of electric flight time
  • Quiet flight capability via acoustic duct and silent fan/prop technology
  • Fixed landing gear with float fitment capability
  • All carbon composite airframe with cabin protection cell
  • Long range capable up to and beyond 1000nm depending on payload

BEHA – E1

Launched at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, the ‘all-electric’ variant of the BEHA will offer range and capability in excess of any competing electric aircraft platform. With enormous lift capability from the ‘Triple-box-wing’ configuration, the BEHA is able to lift more existing technology batteries than most proposed electric aircraft, allowing a range opportunity in excess of 2 hours per charge.

Able to be re-charged via 20 minute quick charge turnaround, this BEHA variant offers viable short hop commuter opportunity for intercity journey’s up to two hours or one hour there and back.

Key Features:

  • Six to ten seats in multiple configuration options similar to the H1 hybrid variant
  • Pilot optional with manned or unmanned flight and autonomous flight capability
  • Ballistic parachute recovery system
  • Twin e-motor electric propulsion system operating a contra-rotating Electric fan configuration making best use of the ducted fan thrust potential
  • Zero emissions
  • Extreme quiet flight capability via acoustic duct and silent fan/prop technology
  • Fixed landing gear with float fitment capability
  • All carbon composite airframe with cabin protection cell
  • Long range capable with 2+ hours flight possibility
  • Meeting key Government targets for pollution reduction

BEHA – M1

Faster, quieter and more economical than a helicopter, the BEHA – M1 was a natural market opportunity, where its low radar and heat signature and extreme short take off and landing (E-STOL) capability on all surfaces, has attracted the interest of various military and Search and Rescue groups.

Considering the history of the programme and its UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) origins, this aircraft was always going to be UAV capable, with full autonomous flight option. Able to take off and land in less than 200m the aircraft could operate from most aircraft carriers without the need for ‘cats and traps’ and it therefore offers a further low cost, fixed wing opportunity to naval forces.

Most importantly, this aircraft will be powered by a Turboprop engine (up to 2000hp) offering payload capability in excess of 10 tonnes and if required, it can include hybrid reserve propulsion capability.

Key Features;

  • Turboprop propulsion to allow significant payload capability
  • Significant noise reduction opportunity over existing platforms
  • Extreme long range/endurance/payload configuration options
  • Common airframe engineering support with multiple quick change (QC) options for specific mission objectives
  • Multi-role capability to include but not limited to – SAR, SF, AEW, ASW, ISTAR, Light Tactical Support, Logistics, UAV, Medevac, Drug Interdiction and more
  • All surface operational capability from short strip sites
  • Significant operational cost reductions with increased coverage capability