Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced a pioneering five-year corporate partnership with the world's largest military airshow, The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). As part of this agreement, Hybrid Air Vehicles plan to include its Airlander 10 in the flying display at the 2027 edition of RIAT.
This announcement and planned demonstration are a significant step on RIAT’s plan to become a more sustainable event and exhibit new technologies that contribute towards the decarbonisation of the aerospace sector.
Hybrid Air Vehicles is a UK-based leader in sustainable aircraft technology, and has developed Airlander, an ultra-low emissions aircraft capable of delivering up to 90% emissions reduction across short-haul domestic transport, long-haul freight operations and long-endurance military logistics and surveillance.
Starting with the 2022 show, RIAT has set a series of objectives to minimise the environmental impact of the event. As part of this drive, the show set an objective to showcase the technology and sustainability innovation in aerospace.
The 2022 edition of RIAT also marked the first time electric light aircraft were exhibited at the show. Partnering with market-leading aerospace decarbonisation companies like Hybrid Air Vehicles is an excellent signal of the continuation of RIAT's net-zero pathway and decarbonisation intentions.
RIAT is arranged by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE) and attracts around 200,000 people over the weekend. Part of the agreement between HAV and RIAT will also see HAV more involved with the show’s focus on STEM careers and training, establishing the skills and talent pipeline needed for the UK’s aerospace sector to harness and develop new green opportunities like Airlander in the build up to 2027’s landmark flying display.