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Airlander 50 will be the next aircraft on our development pathway, scaling the Airlander technology. Airlander 50 will provide a revolutionary capability in heavy lift freight transport.

Your opportunity to feed into Airlander 50's development

The Airlander 50 Development Partner Programme, launched in 2022, allows our key partners and future Airlander 50 customers to influence and enhance the Airlander 50 specification. The programme will comprise regular collaborative meetings which focus on fine tuning the requirements specification and capabilities of Airlander 50.

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Airlander 50 development partners


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, their public- and private-sector clients trust them to solve their most complex challenges. Their teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities.

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Blue Skies

Founded in 1997 by a British entrepreneur, Blue Skies are multi-award winning producers of fresh-cut fruit, freshly squeezed juice & ice cream. At peak, Blue Skies employs over 4,000 people globally and works with 100s of farms across Africa and South America to supply our fresh cut fruit, ice cream and juice around the world. We believe in ‘Adding Value at Source’. This means we aim to make the finished product in the country or region where the fruit is grown. By doing this we return more value to the communities that produce our fruit, and we can deliver products that are Fresh from Harvest. Blue Skies supplies many food retailers in Europe from its 10 factories, mainly in Africa. Logistics in Africa can be difficult and expensive and Blue Skies recognises the huge opportunities afforded by the Airlander programme.

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"Blue Skies operates in Africa to produce fruit salad products for the supermarkets of Europe. Moving products and raw materials between countries, particularly in West Africa, can be difficult due to challenging roads conditions, border delays and a measure of bureaucracy. Blue Skies is very interested in Airlander as it will enable the business to move raw materials from farms to factories with greater efficiency and with a vastly reduced carbon footprint."

Hugh Pile, CEO Blue Skies

Infinergy is a renewable energy company, developing large, medium and small-scale onshore wind and solar PV projects in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. We have specialised in the more complex, involved projects. We have been developing and operating renewable energy assets for over 15 years. Recently, Infinergy was acquired by Canadian renewables business Boralex.

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Highlands and Islands Airports Limited

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) runs a network of 11 regional airports across Scotland located at: Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick John O’Groats. Working with its stakeholders, it is committed to supporting the essential socio-economic role of aviation in Scotland by maintaining and developing its airports and the connections they provide for some of the country’s more remote communities.

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"We are developing various wind farm proposals in Scotland and Wales where the existing road network has limited capacity to accommodate the transportation of large blades. By using the Airlander concept, these challenges can be overcome. We will be able to deploy larger and more efficient turbines whilst also reducing costs and limiting any negative impact on local residents."

Esbjorn Wilmar, Country Director Infinergy

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