Faradair adds Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to growing list of partners

BEHA (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft) ©Faradair

Established more than 100 years ago, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres quickly became a significant player in the newly born, rapidly expanding aircraft industry. It has remained a key supplier in this evolving sector ever since. Today, the Birmingham, U.K.-headquartered business is partnering Duxford, U.K.-based Faradair, a new U.K. aerospace manufacturer, as it helps usher in a new era of sustainable aviation.

The companies have agreed to work together on the BEHA (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft) development program, creating a new, more sustainable aircraft tire, as part of the U.K.’s drive to net zero.

The BEHA is a British clean-sheet-designed, net-zero-capable commercial aircraft that will not only create new manufacturing jobs, but also significantly support the U.K. aerospace supply chain, which has been hit hard by the global pandemic. This partnership between two British aerospace companies marries Dunlop’s rich heritage with a fantastic opportunity for the future of sustainable aerospace manufacturing. Under its “Build Back Better” plan for economic growth, the U.K. Government has declared its intention to support programs such as this, especially with the UN climate change conference of the parties, known as COP26, coming to Glasgow, U.K. in November.

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