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Today, two innovative British businesses bring together their experience to deliver low-carbon aviation.

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Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd and 2Excel Aviation announce that they have formed a team to offer customers joint proposals for operating Airlander aircraft in a variety of roles.

We are thrilled to be able to offer purchasers of Airlander 10 aircraft the opportunity to have their operations planned and delivered by the experienced team at 2Excel. Their impeccable track record and experience with unique operations is a great advantage for our customers.

Tom Grundy CEO, Hybrid Air Vehicles

This partnership is built on a joint commitment to innovation in aviation. HAV’s Airlander 10 is at the cutting edge of decarbonising aviation and will fly with up to 90% fewer emissions from 2025. 2Excel brings a long history of designing and delivering complex aviation services to commercial and defence customers. 2Excel will work with HAV to develop efficient operations for Airlander’s early adopters in mobility, travel, logistics, and surveillance and communications roles.

We have observed the development of Hybrid Air Vehicles and the Airlander with great interest. The aircraft offers the potential for an exciting low carbon alternative to many aspects of aviation and we're pleased to be able to contribute to the next stage of Airlander 10's journey.

Scott Loughran Commercial Director, 2Excel Aviation

Together, HAV and 2Excel will tailor operational plans to specific customer requirements, allowing aircraft to be supported by 2Excel’s assured operational and support capabilities. This will ensure smooth adoption of this new aircraft type into revenue service. Airlander 10’s adoption by its first customers will mark an important step on the journey to delivering zero-emissions Airlanders by 2030.

About 2Excel Aviation

2Excel is an innovative aviation services business working across a range of industries including defence and security, engineering, events and disaster response. Activity is organised around two business lines: 2Excel Aviation, which comprises Capability Development, Special Missions and Charter; and 2Excel Engineering, which is a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organisation (MRO) for Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodied aircraft.

Founded in 2005 by two Royal Air Force pilots, 2Excel has grown from five people and four aerobatic aircraft to more than 450 people and a fleet of 32.


With an annual turnover of more than £45m, the rapid growth of the company’s business lines and capabilities has enabled 2Excel to become an emerging force in the market, successfully bidding for and winning contracts against much larger competitors.

With bases at Sywell Aerodrome, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport and Lasham Airfield, 2Excel’s customers include Government, Defence, large UK Aviation industry suppliers, airlines and airline charter brokers.


Please visit www.2excelaviation.com for more information. For media enquiries, please email ben.griffiths@2excel.uk.

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