to reach zerofrom Aircraft manufacturers are implementing numerous projects by the year 2050, which the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has promised heterogeneous mix of energy-efficient architectures and electric motors or supported by or but . Among the ongoing projects is that of the British company . She lives in Duxford, Cambridgeshire and plans to fly them Bioelectric hybrid aircraft (Beha), a hybrid triplane capable of carrying up to 19 people over short distances.
As with all electrified aircraft projects, the weight of the batteries remains the issue, hence the choice of a system, which combines an electric motor with a small turbine that runs on biofuel. Solar panels on the plane’s wings keep the battery charged on the ground.
In an aviation museum dedicated to mythical planes like the Spitfire, Faradair CEO Neil Cloughey presents his Beha hybrid aircraft. © Farader
Environmentally friendly and cheaper than the train
To increase theFaradair chose an architecture . But since the first gave up , this procedure offers a very good buoyancy with a smaller wingspan. The other advantage is that the triplanes are more maneuverable and can take off and land on short runways. Also, they gain height quickly. The big disadvantage is the significant drag generated by the three wings. To reduce it, Faradair envisioned a specific wing shape with a large end .
The Beha will enable short-haul flights between major cities such as London and Manchester. The aircraft manufacturer estimates that the price for the passenger would be around 30 euros, i.e. cheaper than abetween these two cities. According to Faradair, the aircraft’s operating costs are expected to be low and the Beha will also have the added benefit of being quiet and durable. Faradair expects to fly its first aircraft by 2025 and even plans to begin commercial flights from 2027.