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Pioneering Sustainable Aviation

Triple Box Wing

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Composite airframe

18 passengers / 3x LD3 cargo

Hybrid-Electric

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Twin electric motors powered by certifiable turbogenerator

Regional Airfields

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No range issues

No new infrastructure

About

Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft

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BEHA  M1H

Wingspan  57 ft   (17.37 m)

Length  48 ft 2 in  (14.69 m)

Height  14 ft 10 in  (4.52 m)

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2x Contra-rotating propfans contained within acoustic reduction duct

'Quick Change' capable from passenger to cargo

Low noise, reduced cost of operations and reduced emissions

300m all-surface runway requirement, autonomous capable

About

Faradair is the multi-award winning sustainable aviation company that is helping to shape the new Regional Air Mobility sector. Formed in 2014 the company vision was to deliver a new type of aircraft that could solve the three major problems that restrict regional flight growth:

Cost of Operations

Noise

Emissions

The programme rationale and ethos came from a team with considerable experience of the commercial aviation sector and the capabilities required for an aircraft to be economically viable whilst reducing its environmental footprint versus existing regional aircraft.

 

In recent years the company has evolved its innovative, clean-sheet designed, hybrid-electric aircraft concept design, that will be able to operate from thousands of existing local airfields with no new infrastructure requirements. 

Through the combination of electric motors for flight propulsion and a proven and certified turbogenerator running either JetA or Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as the initial core power source, the BEHA will be certified under existing Part23/CS23 regulations for commuter category aircraft.

 

This modular power capability will ensure the aircraft is able to except future full Net Zero power source options such as batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. 

 

A multi-role asset, BEHA converts from an 18 passenger configuration to cargo in just 15 minutes. Accommodating three LD3 cargo containers and payloads of up to 5 tons, BEHA is an environment-neutral utility workhorse, maximizing revenue opportunity 24/7.

 

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Team

Aerospace Experienced Team

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Neil Cloughley

CEO & Founder

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With 20+ years within the commercial aviation sector as a senior executive in financing, leasing, remarketing, Neil has become a champion for sustainable aviation and Regional Air Mobility in recent years. 

 

Prior to Faradair, Neil ran a successful consultancy operating with global aerospace brands, following a period in San Francisco, California, where he worked as Senior Vice President for a boutique lessor, responsible for new business generation and portfolio growth/management. Prior to this he entered the industry with renowned aircraft remarketing and management firm, Cabot Aviation.

 

He also has significant  past experience of innovation and entrepreneurial start-ups within the IT sector and a family legacy of pioneering Unmanned Air Vehicle development.

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David Fowkes

Chief Investment Officer

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David has 28 years of aviation, advanced air mobility and aerospace investment banking experience  having led or participated in dozens of assignments in over 30 countries, including aviation and aircraft financing, leasing and trading, in-court and out of court restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and strategic transactions.

David recently co-headed Raymond James’ Aviation, Advanced Air Mobility and Aerospace Investment Banking group.

 

Previously capital markets, M&A and restructuring at Imperial Capital, multiple assignments in investment banking and restructuring at Seabury Group, Bristow Group, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and capital markets structuring and execution at Citigroup and Salomon Brothers.

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Dr. Ben Evans

Chief Aerodynamicist

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Head of Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University.

 

Team member on Bloodhound SSC, the 1,000 mph supersonic land speed record car.

 

Ben has been working with Faradair since 2016, helping to evolve the BEHA aircraft design. He brings aerodynamic engineering talents to our aircraft optimization program. 

Ben leads our partnership with Swansea University aerospace engineering & testing facilities and is a key part of our continued product development.

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Randy Tinseth

Chair of the Advisory Board

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With almost 40 years’ experience in commercial aviation, Randy is a very well known face within the sector as the former Vice President Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

 

Served as a leading Boeing spokesperson, delivering keynote speeches at the most important aviation conferences and air shows around the world.

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Chris Leeds

Non-Executive Director

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20+ years Commercial aviation finance executive including directorship of ECGD (UK’s official export credit agency) responsible for all aviation business and 

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, responsible for expansion

of the aviation business.


Involved in the Faradair programme since the beginning, helping to shape and guide the corporate structure and market capability

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Tony Anderson

Former easyJet executive and only the third employee at the famous low- cost carrier.

 

As director of marketing for the easyGroup, he set up new ventures under the easy brand.

 

Tony remains as a consultant to the easyGroup. He has also held marketing roles with British Airways, Thomas Cook and Kantar TNS.

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Anthony J. Mims
Lt Col, USAF (ret.)

Anthony "AJ" Mims retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 26-year career in logistics and security cooperation. 

 

AJ served in a variety of operational and headquarters assignments, including three combat deployments. He served as commander for five years of 340 Airmen and management of Air Force logistical operations, including the support of 92k vehicles at 300+ operating locations globally.

 

Headquarters assignments included roles at the Pentagon and assignment to the U.S. embassy in London, UK.

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Anne Carnall

Chartered Engineer with over 20 years aviation sector experience. 

 

Designed airports worldwide  (including major projects at London Heathrow and Hong Kong) and spent six years with IATA.

 

Anne specialises in  technology-driven changes that transform operations.  In recent years, she has focussed on aviation decarbonisation and SAF.

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Toby McCann

25+ years’ experience

engineering and flight testing.

 

Former Fleet Air Arm overseeing development, certification and introduction to service of aircraft.  

Intimately involved in the F-35 Lightning program, he led international teams working the most advanced 5th generation aircraft in the world.

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Pieter Roos

A Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in mostly Aeronautical military projects in South Africa.

 

Relocated to England in 2000 to further his engineering career with particular interest in high end manufacturing technology and motorsport.

 

The last 20 years first with Gemini Transmission then Ricardo PLC and finally 8.5 years as Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Mercedes AMG HPP Formula One team, cumulating in 7 Double World Championships titles.

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Erlendur Svavarsson

SVP Sales & Marketing

for Loftleidir Icelandic having begun his career at Air Atlanta in 1992.

 

Station Manager

at MD Airlines, Sweden, then Director of Sales

& Marketing.

 

SVP of Business Development at Icelandair Group.

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Rick Cunliffe

Rick has 50+ years in aviation beginning in the USAF (flying F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam) and serving in a variety of senior positions throughout his distinguished international career in Aerospace.

 

He has significant experience in the defence sector, and general aviation, including achievements in many aspects of the business.

Rick worked with several aerospace leaders globally, including serving as a senior executive in QinetiQ, and was the founder and CEO of Discovery Aviation and currently serves on several boards in the industry.

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Adrian Saker

25 years at New York’s top advertising agencies promoting the world’s biggest brands.

 

Founder of Household Name Inc, a leading strategy and fundraising firm with its focus on technology and the environment.

 

Son of career Royal Air Force officer, passionate about flight.

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