Former Aviation journalist/writer
- Jul 31, 2013
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I was trawling through the net and came across this amazing UK based project, which has been on going for a number of years now, and exhibited at the Farnborough Air Show in 2018. Faradair features a basic design using a box wing and covers various sized aircraft from unmanned drones up to passenger carrying types. It has also approached the MoD with proposals for a military derivative of its largest model and even is looking at electric power for some of its models. The basic model is the Beha which is available in the following three models:
- BEHA – M1H : A 1600hp hybrid turboprop powered aircraft in ‘combi’ configuration offering either 18 passenger seats or three LD3 containers, capable of lifting five tonnes of payload
- BEHA – M1AT : An unmanned variant of the M1H, capable of autonomous flight and heavy payload delivery as an aerial ‘Airtanker’ for firefighting, refueling or cargo logistics. This variant is perfectly suited to non-civilian roles and package freight distribution.
- BEHA – E1 : An all electric powered variant with 4+ hours of zero emissions flight capability