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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 last year. These awards validate our technology, and the great workforce that have created a unique concept and product. Our recent award successes reflect our remarkable achievements, won through dogged entrepreneurial determination and private investment spanning 40 years.
Awards
Community & Education
Barry Robertson, Airlander STEM Ambassador reports, "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, or you are interested in becoming an Airlander 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

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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.
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Latest News

Flight Deck Repairs Complete and Testing Underway
Airlander’s completed repairs announced to the media today. All major structural repairs are complete The Airlander team have embarked on an extensive testing and training schedule prior to resuming the Flight Test Programme soon.The Airlander team are pleased to announce that the structural damage sustained to the Flight Deck during its second Test Flight last August has now been repaired.  Following this successful repair of the Flight Deck structure, Airlander is now structurally complete ahead of Hangar Exit and resuming the Flight Test Programme.  A rigorous testing and training programme has now commenced to prepare for Airlander taking to the skies again.  The flight deck instrument panels, overhead console and all associated wiring have already been reinstalled successfully. This was aided by weeks of preparation, which allowed large sections to be moved at the same time and clipped in to place. With the equipment installed, “power-on” has been achieved and on-aircraft testing has now begun. Hybrid Air Vehicles’ CEO, Stephen McGlennan said, “We’re delighted to have made the progress we have in our repairs and look forward to restarting our test flight programme soon.” A comprehensive investigation has taken place since Airlander’s heavy landing in August, the root causes of which are now fully understood and a number of changes in procedures and training have been implemented. The aerospace community has been incredibly supportive of the Airlander and what the team continue to achieve. We are pleased to report that our insurers, led by Allianz, have helped us significantly in the phase after our heavy landing - reflecting their confidence in the Airlander’s upcoming test flight programme. Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd is not announcing a specific date for the next flight of Airlander.  Achieving a safe flight is the priority, and we will make further announcements in due course. About Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander range of hybrid aircraft. They utilise new aerospace technology that combines the best of the characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to create a new breed of hyper-efficient aircraft, with a significantly lower carbon footprint and operating cost than other forms of air transport. Airlanders are low noise, low pollution, and are environmentally-friendly. They have ultra-long endurance, and a point-to-point cargo-carrying capacity. They can take off and land in a short distance from unprepared sites in desert, ice, water, or open field environments. Hybrid Air Vehicles has been awarded both UK and European grant funding to support the Airlander project. In addition the company has carried out two ‘crowdfunding’ rounds and is proud to have more than 2000 shareholders without whom return to flight would not have been possible. 2.5 million in funding from the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The Airlander project was selected for funding through a dedicated SME Instrument of Horizon 2020, which the European Commission uses to invest in and support high growth and highly innovative small businesses. The technology is also fully in line with activities under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Societal Challenge of Horizon 2020, which aims to boost the competitiveness of the European transport industries and achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate-and-environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society. Airlander 10 is designed to stay airborne for up to five days at a time to fulfil a wide range of communication and survey roles, as well as cargo carrying and tourist passenger flights. Please visit http://www.hybridairvehicles.com/about-us/invest-in-us for more details about investment opportunities. Please visit www.hybridairvehicles.com and Hybrid Air Vehicles on Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn and on Instagram. For images, please visit www.hybridairvehicles.com/news-and-media/press/image-downloads. For general media enquiries, contact Chris Daniels, Head of Partnerships and Communications at chris.daniels@hybridairvehicles.net or on 01234 336415.

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