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Hybrid Air Vehicles' STEM Programme

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd actively supports the Government STEM Agenda

The Government’s aims, shared by all at Airlander, are to:
  • change the way young people think about maths and science by raising awareness of the exciting and wide-ranging careers that studying these subjects can lead to
  • increase participation in maths and science studies at age 16 and beyond, with an ambitious target to increase the number of students studying maths and physics at A level by 50% in 3 years
  • increase the opportunities for all people, and particularly women, to pursue a wide range of careers that need skills in science, technology, engineering and maths.
 
Hybrid Air Vehicles offers a STEM Programme for Educational Organisations
 
We have two volunteer STEM Ambassadors available to visit schools and organisations in the Bedfordshire and Gloucestershire area. Click here for more information and if you wish to enquire about a visit to your organisation then please email us with further details. You can read more about our STEM Ambassadors here.

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After engaging with a STEM Ambassador:
  • pupils are 90% more likely to be interested in continuing to study STEM subjects
  • 76% of pupils think that science is important for every day life (78% for Maths)
  • more than 75% of teachers report that students have an increased awareness of STEM career and employment options
  • 71% of teachers report their own understanding of STEM business and industry has increased.
 
Airlander's Monthly STEM Educational Newsletter

If you would like to be added to our monthly STEM Newletter, which has tips and information useful for bringing STEM subjects to life, then please contact us.


STEM Newsletter - Past Issues

 
Apprenticeships at Hybrid Air Vehicles

Since 2015 we have been supporting two Level 3 Engineering apprentices as well as a Level 3 Business Administration apprentice, in partnership with Bedford College. To learn more about their story click here.

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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.

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