Recently, Uk based firm, Bedford firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has been given Production Organisation Approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It is hoped the new airship model will take to the skies by the early 2020s.
The Airlander 10 prototype undertook six test flights, one of which ended in chaos in its second flight, but the company emphasized that it was their decision not to reconstruct the aircraft, saying
“Prototype served its purpose as the world’s first full-sized hybrid aircraft, providing us with the data we needed to move forward from prototype to production-standard. As a result, we do not plan to fly the prototype aircraft again.”
It utilizes innovative technology to compound the best characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to manufacture a new breed of hyper-efficient aircraft.
Following images capture its inner features!