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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.

For more information on local STEM initiatives please visit:

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.

If you are a school, please click here for further information and resources about Airlander. This area includes images, video, data and information sheets for public use. 

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. (Click here to view an example.)

 
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.

Are you interested in becoming a STEM Ambassador?

We have a team of knowledgeable volunteers who travel to various schools and colleges across the UK to give lectures and run workshops about the Airlander. Do you think you are suited to join our team? If so, please contact us here with the following details:
  • What is your academic background?
  • Where are you based in the UK?
  • An up-to-date CV.
In return we offer one day of training and supporting material for your use. This is currently only open to UK residents and we require all volunteers to obtain STEMNET membership.

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Statement on Media Coverage on 19th April 2017
You may have seen some reports in the media about Airlander with some headlines about Airlander “nosediving” and “breaking free of its mooring lines”. These are factually incorrect stories and we have identified the source and managed to get the mainstream media to change or remove this story now.  The story came from a picture of us pitching up at the rear by a small amount. This is a normal event which one can expect to see from time to time. It is something that Airlander is designed to do.  We continue to be attached to our mooring mast in our final phase of flight test training. This is the main point of contact the Airlander has with terra firma. The attachment is a ball and socket joint and we naturally move around it at all times – we mainly move sideways through 360 degrees (yaw, or weathervane) around the mast and sometimes we also pitch (tilt upwards) around it. We expect to be flying very soon and continue to be on schedule.

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