Here is the first look of the fully constructed Airlander 10, the largest aircraft in the world.
This type of a behemoth measures 302-feet-long, 60 feet longer than a jumbo jet. The Hybrid Air Vehicles worked on the prototype for a decade, spending nearly $35.6 million. It’s been called a “hybrid” because it integrates three distinct forms of air transport such as an aircraft, helicopter and ligher-than-air technology. It can stay aloft on the same spot for three weeks and can boost mobile communications of large public events.
“We will not compete with a 747 flying across the Atlantic, but we can offer the ultimate flight experience for tourism and leisure purposes,” Chris Daniels, Head of Partnerships at HAV, told BBC according to Gizmodo. “It’s perfect for sightseeing because we can have floor to ceiling clear panels, and we can open the windows because we are not flying as high or as fast as traditional planes, but we will not be offering a service to get from A to B as quickly as possible.”
They are already working on a bigger aircraft than Airlander 10. The future is bright for the growth of increasing aircrafts with different features.