Tag: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Airlander 10, World’s Largest Aircraft, Damaged During Test Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, has sustained damage during its second test flight in central England. The aircraft, which is 92 metres long, appears to have nose-dived upon landing, hitting the ground and damaging the cockpit. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the manufacturer of the helium-filled airship said no-one was injured. Airlander 10 was […]

‘Flying Bum’ Set For First Flight as Civilian Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute The Airlander 10, known in Britain as “the Flying Bum” because of its unique structure, has slowly edged its way out of a hangar in central England ahead of its debut flight as a civilian aircraft. Purchased by Britain-based aviation company Hybrid Air Vehicles in 2013, the 92m helium-filled airship was originally developed for the […]

Massive New Aircraft The Airlander 10 Is Unveiled

Reading Time: 3 minutes Enormous, unique and British-built, the Airlander 10 is on the verge of taking to the skies. The fully assembled aircraft was unveiled, floating in its Bedfordshire hangar, on Monday: an airship-cum-plane pumped with a million cubic feet of helium, big enough to dwarf the largest jumbo jet. The super-strength fabric of its hull holds four […]