Airship team attach flying gear in preparation for take off

Airlander engine pylon being fitted
Airlander engine pylon being fitted

The world’s largest aircraft is on track for it’s maiden flight over Bedfordshire as more equipment is reattached to the helium- filled hull.

Hybrid Air Vehicle’s Airlander, housed in Shed 1 at Cardington, is being prepared to have its engines, fins and mission module attached this month.
The team have also got its state-of-the-art flight simulator up and running and invited TV presenter Frankie Vu, from CBBC’s Technobabble show, to undertake the first “flight” with in-house test pilot Dave Burns.

Airlander port tail cone

Airlander port tail cone