In this section

Board of directors
Our Board are business experts. All are shareholders in HAV, some with significant stakes. They meet formally at least once every two months. Four board members are non-executive directors, and three are executives.
Board of directors
Executive team
Our Execs are some of the most experienced lighter-than-air experts in the world, and HAV’s Exec team mixes aeronautical engineering excellence with significant business acumen.
Executive team
Senior Board Advisors
Our Board Advisors are senior representatives of the company. They help with business development and ensure we are up to date with senior Government, Military and Commercial developments and contacts.
Senior Board Advisors
Our story
HAV is a UK based company founded in 2007. We continue to break new ground with an innovative, unique and green concept. We are borne out of 40 years of lighter-than-air experience and now focus exclusively on hybrid aircraft.
Our story
What we do
Hybrid Air Vehicles are the owners, designers and assemblers of the world’s largest aircraft – Airlander 10. We are the only company to have designed and built a full-sized hybrid aircraft with numerous patents vested worldwide.
What we do
Our vision
The Airlander exists to change the way things fly. It has capabilities that no other aircraft has, and we believe this, coupled with its low emissions credentials will make our hybrid aircraft a mainstay of aviation in the future.
Our vision
Invest in us
Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited is a privately held UK company and at this stage in our development we undertake periodic fundraising activities. Please click here for further information.
Invest in us
Sponsors
We are proud to recognise the suppliers and partners that you can see listed below and in the main image. The logos on the hull of the Airlander were a suitable back drop for our CEO Steve McGlennan to reveal the fully assembled Airlander to the world’s media on the 21st March 2016.
Sponsors
Awards
HAV has had considerable award success over the past few years. These awards validate our technology, and the great workforce that have created a unique concept and product. Our award successes reflect our remarkable achievements, won through dogged entrepreneurial determination and private investment spanning 40 years.
Awards
Community & Education
Last year, over 500 students became aware of Airlander in a STEM context through our talks, workshops and projects. If you wish to have your school or college visited by our STEM Ambassador, please get in touch!
Community & Education




Get in touch

Call us today for further information +44 (0)1234 336400 or you can email us on info@hybridairvehicles.net Contact Us

Invest in us

Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited is a privately held UK company and at this stage in our development we undertake periodic fundraising activities. Please click here for further information.
Invest in us

Our Sponsors

Latest News

HAV Awarded Design Organisation Approval
Hybrid Air Vehicles achieves significant milestone with the award of a Design Organisation Approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd a Design Organisation Approval. This is an important milestone on our path to getting the production Airlander 10 in service with customers. It is also a major achievement: just eight other organisations hold an EASA Design Organisation Approval (DOA) for type certifying large aircraft. Being granted a DOA gives HAV the ability to undertake a full flight test programme towards the type certification of Airlander 10. While HAV has previously operated the prototype Airlander under both CAA and EASA permission, the DOA is a critical step towards type certification. Throughout the process, HAV and EASA built a good working relationship. "As an organisation, we have worked hard to make sure that we were thoroughly prepared for every step of the DOA process. As a result, we have succeeded in securing our DOA," comments Safety & Airworthiness Engineer Nikky Pittkin, who was a key part of driving the programme forward within HAV. "Now we are working with EASA specialists to establish the certification basis for our aircraft so that we can work towards type certification of Airlander 10." "Achieving our DOA was always an important milestone in our Airlander 10 production plan," adds Executive Director Nick Allman. "Working directly with EASA, we have made excellent progress on developing the appropriate regulations for an aircraft like Airlander. Having our DOA will support our preparation for a type certification programme as we move ahead with the production aircraft." HAV expects the type certified production Airlander 10 aircraft to be in service with customers from the early 2020s, with the order book currently open to both organisations and individual purchasers. About Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander hybrid aircraft. Airlander can take off and land from virtually any flat surface and offers a powerful combination of flexibility, persistence, payload capacity, and efficiency. Suitable for roles from surveillance and border patrol to search & rescue and expeditionary tourism, Airlander is an aircraft that encourages customers to Rethink the Skies and consider new approaches to solving some of the toughest challenges facing aerospace today. Please visit www.hybridairvehicles.com for more information. For media enquiries, please email media@hybridairvehicles.net.

Video Channel

How Collaborative Expertise Launched the Airlander Project
A video from The Institution of Engineering and Technology explaining how Hybrid Air Vehicles has been working with Forward Composites to apply decades of race-bred British carbon composite expertise in the development and manufacture of the revolutionary Airlander.
Exciting news for all of us here at HAV - we have received our Design Organisation Approval from the European Aviat… https://t.co/wbasvNNWWw
We completely agree with you. https://t.co/IftfzHAxXk
HAV's own Tom Grundy spoke with @vagomuradian about #Airlander10's unique capabilities during #FIA18. See the full… https://t.co/aiQ1s7cCWA