Facing today’s simultaneous challenges of connecting more and emitting less, Hybrid Air Vehicles remains committed to our vision: to be the future of zero-carbon aviation.
The technology at the heart of the Airlander 10 creates significant efficiency in flight. In the base configuration of the aircraft, which has four combustion engines, Airlander 10 will deliver up to 75% reduction in emissions over comparable aircraft in a wide range of roles. No other aircraft is able to deliver Airlander 10’s capability while simultaneously reducing emissions by this degree. We remain, however, committed to delivering the most efficient aircraft for all of our customers’ needs.
To that end, we are currently developing electric engines with the goal to deliver a hybrid-electric Airlander 10 within five years. This will provide a 90% reduction on emissions over other aircraft in mobility and logistics applications while offering operational flexibility in service. For example, this aircraft will be able to transport up to 90 passengers over a maximum all-electric range of 350km. The hybrid-electric mode significantly extends this range.