known as the ‘flying bum’
hybrid air vehicles (HAV) announced that its world’s largest aircraft ‘airlander 10’ will be ready for passenger transportation in four years, offering a low emissions air mobility option. resembling more a ferry than an airplane, the vehicle owns a spacious cabin that provides travelers a comfortable seat with direct access to the aisles. dubbed as the ‘flying bum’ — originating from a tweeted picture of its curvaceous posterior — the aircraft will be available with up to 100 seats in a hybrid-electric configuration, operating with 10% of the emissions of a conventional aircraft.all images courtesy of hybrid air vehicles
smoother, brighter, and comfier
transportation with the airlander 10 attempts to be smoother, more vivid, and comfier, as passengers can relax in a cabin without the buzz, or vibration that may be faced on other flights. furthermore, the aircraft is clad in floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of natural light to enter the interior while providing passengers with panoramic views looking outside. according to hybrid air vehicles (HAV), traveling by a regular plane is faster than with the airlander, but as it seems, comfort wins over speed for the targeted customers.
airlander’s configuration can also host large, powerful sensors, capable systems, and advanced computing and communications equipment, as its design allows to lift huge weights.
from metal tube to spacious cruise
by 2030, HAV expects to have a fully electric airlander, with the vision of zero-carbon aviation. for many decades flying from A to B has meant sitting in a metal tube with tiny windows – a necessity but not always a pleasure,’ comments george land, HAV’s commercial business development director. ‘on airlander, the whole experience is pleasant, even enjoyable. and in the hybrid-electric and future all-electric configurations, airlander is fit for our decarbonized future.’
this cabin is ideally suited to inter-city mobility applications like liverpool to belfast and seattle to vancouver, which airlander can service with a tiny fraction of the emissions of current air options. inter-city transport represents 40% of the forecast urban air mobility market by 2050, equivalent to £36bn, according to research performed by roland berger. the cabin design has incorporated many considerations to ensure it is practical, feasible, and ready for the transition into production.
world’s largest aircraft with 320 feet full-length interior
know as the ‘flying bum’
72 passenger cabin
example mobility route liverpool to belfast
example mobility route oslo to stockholm
example mobility route seattle to vancouver
name: airlander 10
company: hybrid air vehicles (HAV)
christina petridou I designboom
sep 13, 2021