Thursday, July 18, 2024

£1m to help Airlander 10 develop electric propulsion

A partnership of Hybrid Air Vehicles, Collins Aerospace and the University of Nottingham has won grant funding to develop electric propulsion for the Airlander 10. Funding in excess of £1 million from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme will go on the project, named E-HAV1 to deliver a full-sized prototype 500kW electric propulsor. The […]

Hybrid Air Vehicles gets closer to take off with DOA certificate

Hybrid Air Vehicles has passed an important milestone with the European Aviation Safety Agency awarding the Airlander 10 Design Organisation Approval (DOA) certificate. Being granted a DOA gives HAV the ability to undertake a full flight test programme towards the type certification of Airlander 10. HAV previously operated the prototype under both CAA and EASA […]

Airlander 10 breaks free from moorings at Cardington airfield

The Airlander 10 aircraft has suffered a setback after breaking free of its mooring and a safety system ripped open to deflate it. The incident happened at Cardington airfield on 18 November when it broke free from its mooring mast for reasons Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) say will be investigated. The aircraft was deflated and […]

Airlander ready to fly again following modifications

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) have made a number of modifications to the Airlander 10 aircraft including improving its ability to land, as it gets ready to return to the skies. HAV has added an auxiliary landing system to allow the aircraft to land safely at a greater range of attitudes than previously and ground support […]

Airlander ready to return to the skies following repairs

The Airlander 10 is repaired and is being prepared to take to the skies again. The hybrid aircraft built by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) took to the skies in August 2016 but sustained structural damage to the Flight Deck when it suffered a hard landing during its second test flight. HAV says the flight deck […]

Airlander 10 hit power line before heavy landing

The Airlander 10 airship did make contact with a power line while landing on its second flight, it has been confirmed. The airship, built by Hybrid Air Vehicles made a heavy landing at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire on 24 August but the firm had initially denied Airlander had made contact with any power lines. It has […]

Airlander 10 damaged landing after second test flight

The Airlander 10 airship has been damaged while landing during its second test flight at Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire. The 92 metre long vehicle sustained damage to its cockpit while landing and not mid-air or hitting a telegraph pole as had been reported. Airlander 10 took off on its historic first flight on 17 August, […]

Airlander 10 completes historic first flight

Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) Airlander 10 airship has completed its first flight, successfully taking off, remaining in the air and landing at the Cardington Airfield. The historic flight took place on 17 August, taking off at 19.45h and landing again at 20.00 at the airfield just South of Bedford, UK. During the flight, it climbed […]