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We collaborate across our industry

We work with experts across the aerospace and defence & security industries to deliver research projects and technology solutions.

We partner with leaders from across our industry to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions. Working together leads to the best outcome possible, whether we are working to develop new technology, solving challenges or inspiring the next generation of engineers.

Nick Allman Chief Operating Officer

Meet our partners & collaborators

Vertex Aerospace
Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for aftermarket aerospace services for government and commercial customers. Vertex is recognised in the aerospace industry for its high-quality services, depot reach-back, and responsive management.

We work in partnership with Vertex Aerospace to present joint proposals of fully configured Airlander 10 aircraft to the US Department of Defense.

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HAV and Vertex sign memorandum of understanding

Vertex Aerospace and Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding to present joint proposals for provision of fully configured Airlander 10 aircraft to the US Department of Defense.

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2Excel Aviation
2Excel Aviation is an innovative aviation services business working across a range of industries including defence and security, engineering, events and disaster response. Delivering bespoke, innovative solutions for the aviation sector.

We have partnered with 2Excel Aviation offer customers joint proposals for operating Airlander aircraft in a variety of roles.

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HAV and 2Excel Aviation form a team

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd and 2Excel Aviation announce that they have formed a team. Two innovative British businesses bring together their experience to deliver low-carbon aviation.

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Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace Systems is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

With the University of Nottingham, we work in partnership to develop electric propulsion technologies suitable for Airlander 10 on our E-HAV1 project.

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The E-HAV1 project

A partnership of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), Collins Aerospace, and the University of Nottingham (UoN) has won grant funding in excess of £1m from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme to develop electric propulsion technologies using Airlander 10 as the initial platform. The project, named E-HAV1, will deliver a full-sized prototype 500kW electric propulsor for ground testing and technologies ready for future productionisation.

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University of Nottingham
As one of the largest and most recognised groups in its field worldwide, the Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Research Group at the University of Nottingham undertakes research in Power Electronics and Electrical Machines/Drives that are fundamental to our technological advancement. These technologies underpin the electrification of transport and all renewable energy strategies and are vital for a sustainable future.

With Collins Aerospace, we work in partnership to develop electric propulsion technologies suitable for Airlander 10 on our E-HAV1 project.

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The E-HAV1 project

A partnership of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), Collins Aerospace, and the University of Nottingham (UoN) has won grant funding in excess of £1m from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme to develop electric propulsion technologies using Airlander 10 as the initial platform. The project, named E-HAV1, will deliver a full-sized prototype 500kW electric propulsor for ground testing and technologies ready for future productionisation.

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Telecom Infra Project
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP), formed in 2016, is a global collaborative telecom community, started with the goal of accelerating the pace of innovation in the telecom industry. TIP is a community of diverse members that includes hundreds of companies – from service providers and technology partners, to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders.

We have joined TIP as a member of the Non Terrestrial Connectivity Solutions Project Group co-chaired by Telefónica and Vodafone.

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The Non Terrestrial Connectivity Solutions Project Group

HAV is pleased to announce it has joined the Telecom Infra Project, a global collaborative telecom community, and TIP’s Non Terrestrial Connectivity Solutions (NTCS) Project Group to develop and deliver new, non-terrestrial solutions that will provide connectivity to the unconnected and underconnected.

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team
Applied Science is a business division of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. The Applied Science Division leverage the best of aerospace and motorsport technologies, to deliver performance across the domains of land, sea and air.

We have worked with the Applied Science Division to enhance Airlander 10's aerodynamics and in-flight performance.

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Enhancing Airlander 10's efficiency

HAV worked with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Applied Science Division to enhance Airlander 10's aerodynamics at their wind tunnel at Silverstone. We have significantly reduced the aerodynamic drag when compared to the prototype, reducing fuel burn and therefore operating costs and environmental impact.

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Vertical Lift Network
The UK Vertical Lift Network (UKVLN) is a collaboration between UK academia and industry, providing leadership and promotion of the UK’s vertical lift sector. Consisting of universities, national aerospace institutions and industrial research bodies, the UKVLN draws on a range of experiences to achieve comprehensive responses to, and deliver a coherent vision for, future vertical lift challenges.

We are a member of the Vertical Lift Network, which means we join meetings and workshops throughout the year to work collaboratively on research and solutions for vertical lift challenges.

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Meet our STEM partners

Schools Aerospace Challenge
The Schools Aerospace Challenge is a STEM event that helps 16-18 year olds enter the real world of aviation and engineering. Teams from schools and youth organisations are set a challenge by the RAF which they must come up with a solution for.

We are one of the sponsors of the challenge and we also provide talks from our engineers to inspire and educate the students on what we do at Hybrid Air Vehicles.

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STEM event sponsors

Hybrid Air Vehicles has sponsored the Schools Aerospace Challenge for a number of years. The Schools Aerospace Challenge is an amazing opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they learn at school to a real-world application.

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The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership develops competitions to help meet STEM curriculum objectives while building interest in careers.

HAV is the Engineering Partner for The Learning Partnership’s challenge Navigate to the Line. Navigate to the Line is a competition that encourages students to design a remote-controlled, micro:bit-enabled lighter-than-air aircraft. We are committed to encouraging future talent to consider the aerospace industry.

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STEM partnership launched

Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited has long been a keen supporter of a variety of STEM focused educational activities. As a company that relies on the best and brightest engineers, it is important to us that the future engineers of tomorrow are being encouraged to consider STEM today.

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