Our products offer a clear pathway towards sustainable aviation, starting with powerful efficiency today. Airlander burns less fuel, has lower emissions and requires less infrastructure.
By combining aerospace technologies – buoyant lift from helium, aerodynamic lift, and vectored thrust – Airlander requires less fuel to remain airborne.
In its current configuration, Airlander 10 produces approximately 75% fewer emissions than comparable aircraft in similar roles. By using less fuel, we lower the environmental impact of flying at the same time as reducing operating costs for customers. The aircraft is also quieter than conventional aircraft and can further reduce noise pollution by switching off the front two engines during flight.
Airlander can play an important role in making the aviation and transportation industries more sustainable as we shift towards a low-carbon economy. It will be able to adopt new technologies more quickly than conventional aircraft, accelerating the path to all-electric flight. We are exploring a wide range of options for power generation and storage including battery technology, photovoltaics, and fuel cells.
Because Airlander can take off and land on virtually any flat surface, there is minimal need for fixed infrastructure and no reliance on long, paved runways.
Not only does this reduce the cost of developing an operation, it also significantly reduces the environmental impact of ground operations. Coupled with its five-day airborne endurance and extensive operational range, Airlander 10’s freedom from infrastructure opens up new options for travel, supply and exploration, connecting remote communities, and providing support to hard-to-reach places like disaster areas.
By drawing on strong and long-standing partnerships across our value chain – from industry and academia to our suppliers and customers – we are identifying pioneering solutions for green flight.
We have partnered with Collins Aerospace and the University of Nottingham to develop electric engines suitable for Airlander 10. Because of Airlander’s design, we will be able to deliver a part-electric Airlander 10 before moving to an all-electric aircraft by 2030.
Our strong relationships with suppliers leverage their expertise to create the best, most efficient aircraft possible. From developing new materials to utilising advanced techniques, our suppliers are a key part of our work to deliver sustainable aviation to our customers.
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