Airlander 10 exits hanger ahead of maiden flight

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10 August 2016
Airlander 10 exits hanger ahead of maiden flight

The Airlander 10 by Mixture Air Vehicles (HAV) has exited its hangar at Cardington Airfield, UK, to undergo a short series of reason systems tests before its maiden flight.

Known to be the biggest aircraft in the unbelievable, Airlander 10 has received permission from both European Aviation Safe keeping Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to conduct its first series of airliner tests.

Currently at its customised masting site, the hybrid aircraft has already completed a series of in-hangar analyses.

The date of Airlander 10’s first flight is yet to be disclosed.

HAV technical headman Mike Durham said: “Last week, we successfully completed our closing in-hangar all engines, all generators, all systems testing.

“It was a very smooth opening journey for Airlander and she behaved beautifully.”

The com ny noted that it enlisted around five minutes for the Airlander to clear the hangar and another 30 rsa to be towed to rest at its primary mast site due to the size of the aircraft.

Durham continued: “It was a very smooth first journey for Airlander and she behaved beautifully. We’re happy to have reached this significant milestone.”

During its stay on the mast, Airlander settle upon be able to endure wind speeds of up to 85k and undergo its last phase of tests, incorporating full power engine runs, electromagnetic interference checks and a terminal overall vehicle systems checkout.

The results will be evaluated by the HAV link up before taking a final decision on whether or not to take the aircraft backwards to the hangar for final inspections.

HAV has employed new aeros ce technology, which links both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology, to upon Airlander.


Image: Airlander 10 at its mast site. Photo: ceremony of Hybrid Air Vehicles.

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