New airship ‘ready to go into commercial production’

Bedfordshire-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) says it is ready to go into commercial production of its novel airship design, following the completion of testing of its Airlander 10 prototype. The craft can regulate its own buoyancy, avoiding the need for mooring masts and allowing it to take off and land from any suitable space, say the builders. Although the first commercial versions are expected to carry passengers from the early ... [+]

Giant airship back in the air ‘this year’

Airship developer HAV says that it hopes that its Airlander 10 airship - damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight in August last year – will fly again during 2017, the BBC reports. ( HAV hopes to develop the Airlander – the world’s longest aircraft, originally conceived ... [+]

Great flight, shame about the landing

The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight, the BBC reports. The 302ft long aircraft plane- airship – hit the ground at its Cardington Airfield base in Bedfordshire. The aircraft cockpit sustained most of the damage but developer ... [+]

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