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Enabling worldwide logistics for a global Britain

Enabling worldwide logistics for a global Britain

Logistic support remains the key constraint to global maritime task group operations

The future force will require logistic support that is globally responsive and integrated with commercial solutions

Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon. Penny Mordaunt

On July the 3rd 2019, Managing Director of Faradair® – Neil Cloughley, met with the Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon. Penny Mordaunt to discuss the BEHA M1H hybrid electric aircraft development programme, along with the associated opportunities to deliver a British designed and manufactured aircraft, for a variety of roles within UK Armed Forces.

The meeting was also attended by Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon. Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham and the Chairman of the Defence Select Committee – Rt Hon. Dr Julian Lewis MP.

The meeting held on July the 3rd, updated developments with the aircraft, the potential capabilities and opportunities for UK Armed Forces with the asset and the challenges faced by the business over the last five years.

Launched in 2014 and initially developed for civilian hybrid electric regional air transport opportunity, the BEHA M1H has design origins based on the world’s first combat UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) designed in the UK nearly 30 years ago, four years before the US MQ1 Predator was created.

With extensive personnel experience in ‘joined-wing’ flight demonstrators, the Faradair® BEHA M1H builds on proven legacy and at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, Faradair® revealed the military specification variant of the BEHA (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft). The unique capabilities of the aircraft and the significant opportunities that the aircraft could deliver toward future non-civilian operations, the BEHA is a Joint Force multiplier, freeing expensive Rotary Wing assets for specialist tasking.

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Faradair® announces new R&D office at Swansea University

Faradair® announces new R&D office at Swansea University

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Offering Welsh university students the unique opportunity to change the face of aviation, double award winning new UK hybrid aircraft manufacturer Faradair® is opening a research and development (R&D) centre at Swansea University’s College of Engineering under the supervision of Dr Ben Evans, Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering.

This new collaboration gives Post Doctorate students keen to enter the aviation industry the opportunity to apply for an exciting aerospace research and development role in Wales. In addition, existing students will be tasked with problem solving as part of an actual new aircraft development programme, as opposed to simple theory for ‘what if’ scenarios.

The office will open with the new intake of students in September 2017 and will become a key part of the multi-role, 6-8 seat BEHA (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft) development programme. Combining latest technologies with innovation, BEHA’s unique design and hybrid propulsion system will not only revolutionise urban flying through reduced operational costs and the considerable reduction in noise and emissions pollution, but it will also serve a number of alternative roles including unmanned operations, light cargo, patrol, tourism and regional air taxi duties. Dr Evans was appointed Chief Aerodynamicist for Faradair® earlier this year.

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