Introduction

Airlanders are underpinned by the company’s numerous patents vested worldwide. From the latest materials technology, to the aerodynamic effects of their hull shape, Airlanders are full of innovation. There is no internal structure in an Airlander – it maintains its shape due to the pressure stabilisation of the helium inside the hull, and the smart and strong Vectran material it is made of. Carbon composites are used throughout the aircraft for strength and weight savings
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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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How Collaborative Expertise Launched the Airlander Project
A video from The Institution of Engineering and Technology explaining how Hybrid Air Vehicles has been working with Forward Composites to apply decades of race-bred British carbon composite expertise in the development and manufacture of the revolutionary Airlander.
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