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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 three volunteer STEM Ambassadors who are 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 about our three 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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Airlander Media Statement - 18 November 2017
Today there was an incident with the Airlander aircraft at Cardington airfield.  The aircraft was not flying at the time of the incident.  Our initial assessment is that the aircraft broke free from its mooring mast for reasons that will be investigated.  The aircraft has a safety system which operates automatically in circumstances of the aircraft breaking free of its mast, and is designed to rip open the hull and deflate the aircraft.  This is a safety feature to ensure our aircraft minimises any potential damage to its surroundings in these circumstances.  The aircraft is now deflated and secure on the edge of the airfield.  The fuel and helium inside the Airlander have been made safe.    A member of HAV staff sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for assessment as a precaution.  She has since been discharged.  A separate member of staff also sustained minor injuries while dealing with the aftermath of the incident.    A number of local roads and a local footpath were temporarily closed off by Bedfordshire Police and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused local residents.    We are testing a brand new type of aircraft and incidents of this nature can occur during this phase of development. We will assess the cause of the incident and the extent of repairs needed to the aircraft in the next few weeks.

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