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Airlander 10: The prototype of the world’s longest aircraft retired

The prototype of the world’s longest aircraft

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The prototype of the world’s longest aircraft, The world's longest aircraft has been sidelined... although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Hybrid Air Vehicles has decided against rebuilding its record-setting Airlander 10 Airship (the world’s longest aircraft and also called as the “flying bum”), Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) The company will instead use its resources to create the "first batch" of production-grade Airlander 10s. It's the Guardian reported.
The UK has already received the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for a prototype of the world’s longest aircraft slated for the early 2020s,

CEO Stephen McGlennan said,

“Our focus is now entirely on bringing the first batch of production-standard, type-certified Airlander 10 aircraft into service with customers,” said Stephen McGlennan, the company’s chief executive.
“The 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.”
The announcement marks the end to a short and sometimes rough testing history for the 302-foot mix of airplane and airship. It flew just six times and was damaged during landing on its second flight. On another flight,
the aircraft hurt a woman after it broke loose and automatically deflated its hull. However, the core functionality of Airlander 10 appeared to work as planned.

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The world’s longest aircraft, which can take off from almost any flat surface, reached heights of 7,000ft and speeds of up to 50 knots during tests. It could be used for a variety of 'functions, including surveillance, communications, transporting freight, delivering aid and passenger travel' (the world’s longest passenger aircraft), according to Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV).


Source: The Guardian, The Engadget, The Gizmodo.
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