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Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

September 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A light breeze gusted against the enormous hangars that dominate the pastoral skyline of Bedfordshire, like Brobdingnagian relics in Gulliver’s Travels. “The weather was fine,” the post-accident report stated – perfect conditions for the Airlander 10’s second test flight, scheduled for Aug. 24, 2016. In the fields adjacent to theRead More

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

May 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More

Airlander 10 has rough landing

Airlander 10 has rough landing

August 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Just days after its widely publicized debut, Hybrid Air Vehicles’ “gargantuan conjoined albino bananas on steroids” and “butt-shaped blimp” fell flat on its bum – well, on its nose, to be more accurate. The cockpit, situated below the two elongated globes that buoy the aircraft, sustained damage but Hybrid AirRead More

UK firm works to get hybrid cargoship off the ground

UK firm works to get hybrid cargoship off the ground

April 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

It claims to hold the title of the world’s longest vehicle that flies. It can land anywhere flat, including on water, ice and in the desert. And it may be coming to a sky near you. The pitch for Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) heavy-lift cargo aircraft promises a lot. AndRead More