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Airlander 10: World’s Largest Aircraft Took Off for the First Time

Airlander 50  in her hanger in Bedfordshire
Pixs info  Sara Oliver with airship.
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25th.Feb 2016
Leyla Güvenç
Leyla Güvenç
22/08/2016
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Airlander 10, with its 92-meter length and capacity to carry 50 tons has realized its first test flight on the 17th August.

Having the ability to stay in the air for around 3 weeks, the biggest air vehicle produces 70% less carbon compared to other air vehicles with its 38000 cubic meter of helium.

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Airlander 10 was first planned to be a part of the USA military vehicles team but due to founding restrictions, its production was completed by the English company Hybrid Air Vehicles.

Starting with transportation, the air vehicle is forecasted to be beneficial in many fields like carrying, trans missioning, observing and especially research & rescue.

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Being environment friendly, having silent 4 engines the Airlander 10 is flexible in landing on many different areas like on ice, water, the deserts as long as it fits the giant vehicle’s measures.

The Airlander 10 took off from Cardington England and pleased both its producing company and the pilots who realized the test flight with success. Chief test pilot Dave Burns said that “it was a real privilege and dream to experience the first flight of Airlander 10”.

The air vehicle has been widely hailed as an innovation that will have a hugely positive impact on the World by providing low carbon aviation and brand new capabilities in the sky.

 

Source: hybridairvehicles.com

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