BEHA, the world’s first true hybrid aircraft
Aircraft today are known energy-suckers, drinking up thousands of gallons of fuel on a daily basis, which makes them an eco-threatening necessity. Given the fact that air travel is the best way to go, there is no real way to compromise on the way aircraft are powered today. However, things are set to change in the near future. The Faradair BEHA (Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft), the world’s first true hybrid aircraft, could very well change the aviation industry for good.
The plane uses a bunch of energy-efficient technologies that work together to make this contraption a green one. The plane uses solar panels on all its flat surfaces. With a high-lift, low-speed flight capabilities, this one’s crafted to be as energy-efficient and eco-friendly as possible. The BEHA’s hybrid design will enable it to use a bio-diesel/electric propulsion combination for flights with a lighter carbon footprint.
[Via – Gizmag]