Faradair is a new Anglo-US venture dedicated to developing the world’s first Bio-Diesel Electric Hybrid Aircraft – BEHA. A six seat aircraft can be extremely quiet, low cost to operate, friendly to the environment and utilising the very latest technology available in energy recovery and materials. The aircraft will take off and land under electric power. The bio-diesel motor will be used as on-board generator for the electric motors and additional cruise power.
The aircraft will use twin electric fan motors delivering 200hp (horsepower) each, in combination with a 200hp bio-diesel generator that incorporates a pusher propeller protected within a duct to reduce noise; it will use solar skin panels. It will employ solar skin panels and wind turbine technology for energy recovery. BEHA will provide a safety features including; ballistic parachute recovery fail-safe systems and a fuselage crash protection structure more commonly found in top level race cars.
The Triple Box-Wing design is predicted to generate an exceptional amount of lift while reducing wing turbulence.