As 2021 draws to a close, we reflect on the strong steps forward the HAV team has made during the year despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Read on for some of our highlights!


Airlander 10’s mobility cabin concepts were revealed


Two design concepts were created, one for 72 passengers and one for 90, although Airlander 10 will be able to carry up to 100 passengers. The concepts provide a way for people to picture what passenger transport on Airlander could look like. Can you see yourself taking in the views while enjoying a coffee in the quiet, low vibration environment?

Our partnerships were at the centre of our work this year


RED Aircraft


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We announced that we have selected RED Aircraft’s RED A03 engine for use in the base and hybrid-electric configurations of the Airlander 10 aircraft.

Our selected combustion engines are a key part of our aircraft development pathway. Find out more about our engines here.

Collins Aerospace & University of Nottingham


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In June we announced key progress on our E-HAV1 programme. The critical design review was completed and Collins Aerospace have started fabrication of the 500 kilowatt electric motor for Airlander 10.

ILC Dover


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We confirmed that ILC Dover would be the provider of the hull for the production Airlander 10. The hull is made from a state-of-the-art flexible laminate. ILC Dover are world leaders in the innovative design and production of engineered flexible protective solutions and are therefore perfectly placed to deliver this key component.

Naval Postgraduate School


Naval Postgraduate School


We signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Naval Postgraduate School. This allows us to collaborate on an evaluation of hybrid aircraft technologies in military applications. We hosted the Naval Postgraduate School team a few months ago with work progressing quickly. You can read about the visit here.

University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre


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HAV and the AMRC signed a teaming agreement that means we will work together to identify projects developing research, innovation, and training linked to HAV’s Airlander 10 production. The AMRC is a world-class centre for research into advanced manufacturing technologies and we look forward to working closely with them. Explore the relationship here.


Funding news


In August we announced our first institutional investment in the form of a $200 million post-listing commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS. Our CFO, Hwfa Gwyn, explained what this means for HAV in a new article.


A top 50 most influential project


We were excited to announce that the Project Management Institute (PMI) recognised Airlander 10 in the 2021 edition of the Top 50 Most Influential Projects and in the Top 10 for Mobility Projects. Our CEO and COO met with the PMI to talk about Airlander:

Our work with a leading regional airline


2021 saw us announce our collaboration with airline Air Nostrum. Air Nostrum’s Managing Director said of the relationship:

“I am pleased to establish this collaboration agreement between HAV and Air Nostrum which represents one more line in the efforts of our company to explore varied mobility formulas which are increasingly environmentally sustainable.”


See you in 2022!


Thank you for following our journey this year and we look forward to updating you on our progress through the next year.

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