English startup is building a 18-seater aircraft hybrid bioelectric
English startup Faradair Aerospace unveiled plans for the creation and sale of 18-seat hybrid bioelectric aircraft for use as a passenger and cargo air transport. The company is called your own plane Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft, or BEHA. The latest model - M1H, and plans include a three-wing configuration, the aircraft imparts exceptional lift.
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We will M1H motor for use during takeoff and landing, providing quieter operation than the conventional aircraft jet engine. Faradair engineers claim that on takeoff the plane will produce only 60 dBA of noise, whereas the figure is an average of 140 dBA for jet aircraft. Also, it will be equipped with a turboprop engine on a 1600 l. s., which will be used during the flight and to recharge the batteries that feed the aircraft during landing and takeoff.
Faradair representatives also argue that the aircraft can land and take off from shorter runways than conventional jets - it takes only 300 meters to disperse. This will be possible thanks to the "vector thrust", which provide two counter vintoventilyatornogo engine, wing box with a triple and a lightweight body made from carbon composites. Once airborne, the aircraft can fly at a speed of 400 km / h.
The team that created a plane that works in partnership with the University of Swansea, plans to begin commercial operations in 2025. They expect that small airlines will want to buy their plane for several reasons. The first - the shorter the flight for passengers: they promise a 42-minute service between London and Manchester. At present, this flight takes an hour. the aircraft also will run on biofuels and not on fossil fuel for aircraft, making it environmentally friendly. The use of electricity for takeoff and landing to reduce travel expenses, resulting in a lower cost for passengers - and possibly encourage them to change the carrier. The company also claims that the aircraft can be converted from a passenger in the truck for 15 minutes, which will undoubtedly be useful for carriers.
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