Our partnerships were at the centre of our work this year
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
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.
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
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
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.
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: