Working out of Imperial War Museum Duxford, Faradair is striving to bring its 18-seat hybrid aircraft concept to market. Now, as Paul E Eden discovers, a growing band of industry heavyweights are lending their support
The view from Faradair founder and CEO Neil Cloughley’s office at Imperial War Museum Duxford is a tempting distraction from the long struggle to see his Bio Electric Hybrid
Aircraft (BEHA) concept move from vision to reality. As if the line of classic British airliners weren’t enough of a diversion, he also struggles to resist looking out of the window every time a Merlin growls into the air. Yet those airliners are also a source of inspiration, since Cloughley aims to put the UK back in the mainstream airliner manufacturing business.