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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 Makes Key Appointments
Today, Hybrid Air Vehicles announces key appointments to prepare the business for growth and the launch of our Airlander 10 production programme. With customer interest increasing, these appointments are an important step in getting HAV ready for the future.   As a part of HAV’s preparations for rapid growth, our Board has appointed Tom Grundy as Chief Executive Officer, effective 30th May. Tom has been with the business for six years and has been instrumental in driving progress forward with customers and other stakeholders across a variety of markets.   Tom brings with him significant experience in the aerospace and defence industry which has proved very valuable to HAV, and will continue to be so in his new role. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, his prior experience covers a range of senior engineering and programme leadership roles at BAE Systems, including serving as the Head of Business Management for ATTAC, the Tornado availability support service.   Tom comments: “I am honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to lead HAV through its transition to a successful commercial business. This business is poised to deliver an aircraft that offers new choices to customers in a low-carbon, capable, flexible, and cost-effective way. I look forward to working with the whole team to make our goals a reality.”   Stephen McGlennan, who has served as HAV’s CEO for six years, will step into a new role as Senior Board Advisor and General Counsel. We are delighted that in this new role Steve will continue to provide the company with the benefits of his deep experience and his long understanding of HAV’s business. HAV thanks Steve for his enormous contribution to the business in his time as CEO, and as COO and General Counsel before that.   We have also named a new Chief Operating Officer, Nick Allman. Nick has held several roles at HAV, most recently that of Executive Director – Aircraft Delivery. He has brought the team from successfully securing the LEMV programme, through first flight, to being ready for production launch, and will now move forward with greater responsibility for the management of operations across the business.   We can also confirm that, as the time commitment demanded by the rapid developments at HAV has proved more onerous than anticipated given his other activities, Kevin Taylor and HAV have, by mutual consent, agreed that Kevin will step down as the Chairman and a Director of the company. Rod Sinclair, a long-standing Director, has taken on the Chairmanship of the Company. He comments: “I am delighted to be working with Tom, the Board and the leadership team of the business as we prepare HAV for launch of its production aircraft programme.”   Full biographies of Tom Grundy, Nick Allman, Stephen McGlennan, and Rod Sinclair are available upon request.

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